WAFB 9: ASPCA offers tips to keep pets safe during severe tropical weather

As severe weather intensifies and rapidly approaches the Gulf Coast, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is offering lifesaving expert tips on keeping animals safe during a disaster and urging residents in the pathway of Tropical Storm Barry to include pets in their evacuation plans.

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, heavy rainfall, and high winds throughout the next several days, and could intensify to hurricane status before it makes landfall. The ASPCA disaster response team is in communications with local emergency response agencies and stands ready to assist displaced animals and pet owners upon request.

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