NFL star Sedrick Ellis plays
defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints, but he knows the value of staying
on the offense against potential disasters. So he encourages everyone to have a
plan for how they'll take
care of their animals during an emergency. To make sure that all animals get the help they need, Sedrick appears alongside
his dog Max in an ad that says, "Be your dog's biggest defender"—especially
during natural disasters.
New Orleans is vulnerable to hurricanes and flooding, as Sedrick reminds
us in his public service announcement about caring for animals during
emergencies. Watch the video now:
It was PETA's Animal Emergency Fund that made it possible for PETA to rescue animals in the New Orleans area after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and it helps PETA save animals' lives by providing the media, government officials, and the public with vital information about protecting animals in advance of natural disasters. The fund also enables PETA to respond quickly when the worst occurs—whether that means offering rescuers and veterinary care or expert information on finding and aiding lost or injured animals.
Please join Sedrick Ellis in supporting PETA's work for animals in crisis with a donation to our Animal Emergency Fund.Watch his message now, and learn how to be your
companion animal's biggest defender:
And don't forget to follow these disaster-preparedness tips before disaster strikes:
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