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Letter: PETS Act needs to function during disasters
The PETS Act is the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act and was passed in 2006. It was enacted after Hurricane Katrina because of provisions not being in place for pets during emergencies. It requires state and local emergency preparedness operational plans take into account the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals before, during and after a disaster. People do not want to leave their pets during emergencies, such as super storm Sandy, derechos, hurricanes, earthquakes.
January 18, 2013