Hurricane Hilary is currently making its mark on the southwestern U.S. This Category 1 storm is causing record-breaking rainfall in areas like Los Angeles and has led to significant flooding along the Malibu coastline.
With such intense weather conditions, it's crucial for us to consider the safety of our entire community, including our beloved pets and the stray animals out there. Stray animals are particularly vulnerable during these times. Without the safety of a home, they're directly exposed to the storm's dangers. If they're displaced by the floodwaters or can't find their usual food sources, their situation becomes even more dire. If you come across any stray animals, please consider reaching out to local animal rescue organizations. They need all the help they can get.
For those of us with pets, it's essential to keep them indoors throughout the storm. The unpredictable nature of hurricanes can be distressing and hazardous for them. Preparing a pet emergency kit with essentials like food, water, and any necessary medications is a good idea. Also, ensure they have proper identification, like a collar with an ID tag.
As Hurricane Hilary continues to affect our region, let's remain vigilant and ensure the safety of all, including our furry friends. Stay safe and take care!