Survey: Most Pet Owners Are Not Prepared for Natural Disasters

Hawaii Volcano
Of all the Hawaiian deities, Pele is perhaps the most formidable. The goddess of fire (and volcanoes and lightning and wind), she has a reputation for being as fickle as she is fervent. Full story:


Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption Could Hit Low-Income Residents Hardest

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt, spewing molten rock and sulfur dioxide from more than a dozen fissures that have opened up in a residential area on the southeastern corner of the Big Island.

Over the last seven days, lava has oozed across more than 100 acres of land—sometimes erupting in fountains of lava that reach 330 feet into the air—forcing thousands of residents to evacuate and, as of Wednesday evening, destroying at least 36 buildings, including 26 homes…


Survey: Most Pet Owners Are Not Prepared for Natural Disasters

2018 survey conducted by Banfield Pet Hospital revealed 91 percent of pet owners are not prepared for the next natural disaster. In advance of hurricane season, and in honor of FEMA’s National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 12, the Banfield Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to serving pets and the people who love them, is kicking off a disaster preparedness campaign to help pet owners prepare for the unexpected, yet inevitable….

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