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Risk Factors for Pet Evacuation Failure After a Slow-Onset Disaster

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In this article, the authors describe a cross-sectional survey they conducted of pet owners regarding their attachment and commitment to their pets and their evacuation practices with their pets after a flood-related order for mandatory evacuation.
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Based on their findings, authors note, activities to strengthen the bond between humans and their pets may lower the likelihood of their failing to evacuate with their pets during a disaster. [Citation: Heath SE, Beck AM, Kass PH, Glickman LT. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2001 Jun 15;218(12):1905-10.]

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Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)