Interview of the Week: Shannon Walajtys

Wildfire season is already underway, tropical storm Elsa is heading toward Orlando, and heat emergencies have gripped the West Coast. Part of adapting to a world affected by climate change is being prepared for disasters that may arise. While this is important for you, your home, and your family, you should also have a disaster plan for your pets!

We sat down with IFAW’s Director of Disaster Response and Risk Reduction, Shannon Walajtys, to ask her about what pet disaster plans should look like and what you can do if you and your animals are caught off guard. Preparedness saves lives, so please take a moment to watch–especially if you’re a pet owner!

 

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