It’s hard to imagine the unthinkable, but with an increase in natural disasters the unthinkable could become reality. The National Centers for Environmental Information’s (NOAA) overview of 2017 reported 16 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters. The 1980-2017 annual average of events is 5.8 whereas the annual average for the most recent 5 years is 11.6 events.
Not only are people’s lives in jeopardy, pet lives could be as well. Natural disasters are just as dangerous to pets as they are to their owners. In honor of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 8th, here are some tips to ensure the safety of your furry friends during a crisis event.
Often times, what makes a park so great is the resident wildlife that live there. Some visit parks just for that reason. In order to preserve wildlife habitats for the enjoyment of everyone, some considerations and boundaries need to be put in place.
May is dedicated to the protection of the wildlife that often inhabit shared parks. Whether your park is home to migratory birds, turtles, ducks, deer or even endangered species, it’s important to protect them with proper trash disposal and pet waste pickup so visitors can enjoy their presence without contributing to the degradation of the species.