Chow-Chow dog

A Chow-Chow dog, left, waits besides a Peruvian Hairless dog, right, during the International pedigree dog and purebred cat exhibition in Erfurt, Germany, Sunday, June 2, 2019. More than 3,600 dogs and around 160 cats with their owners and 49 breed judges from 15 different countries take part at the exhibition and the competitions during this weekend. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

When it comes to creating a disaster risk reduction plan, thoughts of including animals and more so pets are not included.

Now, an international animal welfare charity wants to change that and is urging Caribbean people to include livestock and pets when putting together their disaster risk reduction plan. “We believe that in order to protect people from disasters, you have to protect animals as well,” Aura Freeman, head of campaign on disasters at World Animal Protection.

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