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

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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 ...

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(Port Jefferson Station, NY) - Long Island is bracing itself for Hurricane Irene, which the National Hurricane Center predicts will hit landfall by Sunday afternoon. 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 Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc. has developed an Emergency Preparedness Evacuation Brochure. The brochure is free and emphasizes planning for the often overlooked members of your family: your pets. 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 for animals in 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-Pet's Emergency Evacuation brochures in your local veterinarian's 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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* A copy of the brochure is available upon request.

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.