When hurricanes strike, people aren't the only victims

After a natural disaster, images of destruction cover our newsfeeds. Most of these focus on the destruction of the landscape, or on the resulting human suffering. In any disaster where people suffer and die, pets and livestock will suffer and die, too. This has grave consequences for the animals, of course, but also for their owners. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd caused 2.9 million pet and livestock deaths, and thousands more owners lost their pets. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was particularly devastating. The Louisiana SPCA estimates that 15,500 animals required rescue, and that 80 to 85 percent of these animals were never reunited with their owners.

What happens to pets after a natural disaster?

After a natural disaster, images of destruction cover our newsfeeds. Most of these focus on the destruction of the landscape, or on the resulting human suffering. In any disaster where people ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Phys.org

How to Save Your Petís Life in a Natural Disaster

Thu 7 Sep 17 from National Geographic

When Hurricanes Strike, Pets Are Victims, Too

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Fri 15 Sep 17 from WebMD

What happens to Rex and Kitty after a natural disaster?

Disaster preparedness should include Animal Response Teams After a natural disaster, images of destruction pour into our newsfeeds. Most of these focus on the destruction of the landscape, ...

Mon 11 Sep 17 from AlphaGalileo

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