In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) urges pet owners to develop an emergency evacuation plan to keep their families and pets safe before the storm makes landfall.
"The best thing you can do for you and your pet is to plan ahead before Hurricane Sandy makes landfall," said Dr. Dick Green, director of Disaster Response for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team. "Don't wait until the last minute to see if Hurricane Sandy will affect your community. Act now and tune in to your local news to monitor the hurricane's path. And remember, please take your pets with you if you need to evacuate."