Contact††††††††††John Zaher, PRMG

(631) 207-1057
Dori Scofield
(631) 946-0815

 June 1, 2006

Save-A-Pet Provides Pet Owners with Information in Preparation for the Start of Hurricane Season

(Port Jefferson Station, NY)The 2006 hurricane season could prove to be one of the most severe in the northeast for the past 70 years. A recent accuweather report suggested that although Long Island has not experienced a hurricane for decades, the 2006 hurricane season, which lasts from June 1st until November 30th, may break this trend. One of the most vulnerable populations is pets, who are often forgotten in the chaos of natural disasters. In order to ensure the well being of your pets, it is necessary for you to formulate a plan before disaster strikes.

To assist local residents, Save-A-Pet has developed an Emergency Preparedness Evacuation Brochure. The brochure is free and emphasizes planning for the often over-looked members of your family - your pets. Hurricane Katrina rendered thousands of animals homeless and Save-A-Pet hopes that the information it provides to pet owners will prove invaluable when families take steps to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Save-A-Pet is committed to ensuring the health and well being of all animals. As a non-profit organization and no kill animal shelter, Save-A-Pet acts as a safe haven foranimalsin need while working with the town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter to place orphaned animals in loving homes. Save-A-Pet offers services such as spaying and neutering, improving the lives of homeless and abandoned animals, and works to educate the public about the importance of being a responsible pet owner. Look for Save-A-Petís Emergency Evacuation brochures in your local veterinarianís office, pet store, grooming shop, or doggy day care.

To request a brochure and more information about this program or Save-A-Pet call (631) 473-6333. The brochure can also be downloaded at www.saveapetli.net.

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Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue Inc. was established in 1994 and is located in Port Jefferson Station.Save-A-Pet works with The Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter to place homeless animals into new homes with loving families. All of the animals that come to Save-A-Pet are spayed, neutered, tested for diseases and vaccinated.Prospective adopters are thoroughly screened and matched with the most suitable pet for them and their family.Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and is a safe haven for all of the animals that enter it.