Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Travers, a health services technician from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., holds a dog dropped off at the Fountain Volunteer Fire Department following Hurricane Michael in Fountain, Fla., Oct. 18, 2018. Hurricane Michael made landfall on Oct. 10, 2018, causing significant damage across northwest Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley)

Abandoning Your Pet Outside During a Hurricane Could Soon Be a Crime in Florida

Pets are left behind when hurricanes hit, some left outside where they are vulnerable to the worst of the storm.

The ASPCA alone reported rescuing nearly 600 animals that had been left behind during Hurricane Michael.

In a case depicted in a video released by the organization, a dog had been left outside chained to a fence, unable to defend itself.

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