GUAM—Guam Animals In Need is evacuating its animal shelter following a tropical storm warning issued yesterday. Damaging winds of 39-57 mph are expected within 48 hours.
GAIN is asking for volunteers willing to take in a shelter pet for the duration of the storm, and potentially through the holiday weekend. “Storms are stressful for animals. We’re seeking volunteers to provide a warm and safe space for a shelter pet during this storm,” said GAIN volunteer coordinator Cece Lara.
Call 653-4246, or visit the GAIN Facebook page, for up-to-date information on the evacuation.
GAIN reminds everyone that storms are dangerous for animals, both owned and unowned. “We’re evacuating the animal shelter thanks to the help of our storm fosters,” said GAIN foster coordinator Sasha Coleman. “Foster homes help us provide shelter pets with added protection during storms.”
Guam law requires that pets have proper shelter. “Don’t leave your cat outside or dog tied to a tree during a storm,” said Arleen Decastro, GAIN’s lead animal caretaker. “Their safety depends on you.”
“Please bring your pets indoors during the storm,” said Cyrus Luhr, GAIN board president. “It’s not just the law, it’s also the right thing to do.” (PR)