With wildfires predicted to be a grave threat this year—and in the wake of last year's record-setting hurricane season and the horror stories about people who were separated from their animal companions—veteran TV and film star Ali MacGraw, whose many credits include Love Story and The Getaway, rushed to record a special TV public service announcement (PSA) for PETA.
MacGraw makes a heartfelt plea for residents to include their animal family members in their evacuation plans for all natural disasters in order to avoid the mass suffering and deaths of cats, dogs, birds, and other animals that occurred when Gulf Coast residents were forced to leave their animals behind as they fled the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
MacGraw's words are critical for what is predicted to be a
particularly destructive 2006 wildfire season. As authorities around the
country call for evacuations of affected areas, PETA offers the
following important advice for ensuring the safety of animal companions:
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