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Animal Welfare Activists Urge Australia to Let Evacuees Take Pets

Offbeat  (tags: queensland floods, disaster, pet evaculation laws, plan, pets, stranded )

- 3029 days ago -
Australian officials were Friday accused of being heartless and inhumane for insisting family pets must be left behind when people are evacuated in natural disasters.


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Beth M (46)
Friday January 7, 2011, 2:41 am
..the state of Queensland is not a dog friendly society. We heard a few days ago on local news channel that the SES (state emergency service) r refusing to rescue pets along with owners. So many owners have refused to leave their homesteads. Then yesterday local news said that the guys who do emergency food drops r not gonna be dropping food for those who refuse to leave. Shall follow up the above and see where and how to hassel. Thanks.x

Teresa W (782)
Friday January 7, 2011, 3:49 am
thank you

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday January 7, 2011, 5:33 am
I will not leave without my animals ---SORRY!!!!!!!!!!

linda b (186)
Friday January 7, 2011, 2:44 pm
Animals are just as important as humans and i would'nt leave mine no matter what, thank you Simone

MmAway M (520)
Friday January 7, 2011, 5:15 pm
Thank you Simone!

Of course let them take their pets! After Katrina here in the United States dogs were hanging on for their lives on top of roofs, so many animals that were not with their owners it totally upset me greatly..

For ME, if I had to get out fast the first thing I would take is my little rescue, forget anything else, in fact during the California Fires in 2007 (OCT) I actually was happy my English Setter Scarlett was gone I didn't want her going through this tramatic time with me up all night watching the news that time I did have a list on the garage door on what to take (NO PETS WERE IN THE HOME), but it was photos and I would of been out of the house in a second if I had to in my SWEATS and a T-SHIRT and NO CLOTHES...

Now that I have a special girl again, there would absolutely NO WAY I WOULD LEAVE WHERE I AM AT WITHOUT TAKING HER WITH ME, and if the fireman, police told me differently I would stay in the HOUSE PERIOD!!!

Now that is just ME!! She is my CHILD, as all of there were!

desanka s (416)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 1:37 am
I will not leave my animals! Never!!!
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