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Pet Friendly Hotels Provide Shelter
During Disasters
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Knoxville, TN – May 5, 2004 – BringYourPet.com is responding to the need for safe shelter for pets and their owners during disasters. Disaster shelters, such as those set up by the Red Cross, cannot accept pets due to government health and safety regulations. BringYourPet.com is the first step in finding lodging facilities, such as hotels, motels, and inns, outside of their immediate area that are pet friendly before a disaster strikes. 

Mercedes Flett, President of the nonprofit animal welfare organization, United Animal Nations (UAN), explains, “With the country on heightened alert for terrorism, hurricane season on its way, and low rainfall in the West raising fears of another record fire season, now is the time to prepare.”

The usual animal care facilities can not be counted on either. Boarding kennels, veterinarians, and animal shelters are usually filled beyond capacity to meet the needs of displaced animals. BringYourPet.com allows pet owners to prepare a list of pet-friendly properties to keep on hand in the event that an unforeseen disaster occurs. 

In addition to finding pet-friendly accommodations, Mercedes Flett of UAN also stressed that people need to, “prepare a disaster kit for their animals today.” She suggests including a week’s supply of food, two weeks’ worth of water, and to make sure that their animals are always wearing a collar and tag. Owners should also include current photos of their animals, a week’s supply of any long-term medication and a first aid kit.

In order to raise awareness of the problem, UAN is sponsoring their 6th annual Don’t Leave Home Without Them Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (ADPD) on Saturday, May 15th. For more information about UAN, go to www.uan.org.
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About BringYourPet.com

BringYourPet.com brings pet friendly travel options to traveling pet owners from the USA and abroad. The company Web site located at http://www.bringyourpet.com is a valuable tool in planning a successful pet-inclusive travel experience. The site lists high quality, pet friendly lodging state by state.


 
Contact:
Brian Bailey
BringYourPet.com
Email: property@bringyourpet.com
Web site: www.bringyourpet.com
Also See: Hotels Reach Traveling Pet Owners with BringYourPet.com / April 2004
BringYourPet.com Connects More Travelers to Pet Friendly Lodging / March 2004
Pet-Friendly Hotels Join BringYourPet.com to Reach Traveling Pet Owners / February 2004
2004 Survey Reports Statistics on Pet-Friendly Travel and Pet Related Purchases / February 2004
Pet-Friendly Properties Join BringYourPet.com And Expand Market Reach / January 2004
Pet-Friendly Hotels Find Success With BringYourPet.com / January 2004
Pet Friendly BringYourPet.com Continues To Create Incremental Revenues for Hotels / December 2003
BringYourPet.com Attracts More Travelers to Pet Friendly Lodging / Oct 2003
BringYourPet.com Sniffs out Pet-Friendly Lodging for America’s 36 Million Traveling Pals / Aug 2003
The Sheraton, Westin and W Hotel Brands Drop Restrictions for Dogs; Starwood Survey Convinces Chain to Include Market Niche of 62 million U.S. Dog Owners / Aug 2003


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