Pets are also the number one reason people return to their homes before local authorities have declared it safe to do so, risking lives in the effort to save beloved pets. Kansas is home to millions of agricultural and domestic animals.
Actually, 60% of households have pets. According to a 1998 pet owner survey by the American Animal Hospital Association, an astounding 80% of pet owners indicate they will risk their lives for their pets! Hurricane Floyd proved to us that people will do almost anything to be reunited with their pets. SART encourages all pet owners to evacuate with their animals to prevent endangering human and animal lives.