Friday, August 04, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Senate passes its version of the PETS act.


As I have blogged about on numerous occasions, the Humane Society had a bill introduced that would protect pets and service animals during an evacuation. ..its version of the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act. The bill would make it law to evacuate pets and service animals if a disaster took place that required human evacuations.

Both the House and the Senate passed their versions unanimously. The Senate bill has more protections and provisions for animals. The Humane Society is pleased with both versions but of course would like to see the Senate version become law.

If you would like to help the cause or just read more about it, the link to the Humane Society writeup is here.

I just hope we don't have a major hurricane between now and when congress goes back into session in September.

2 people gave us their .02 cents:

sumo said...

I'm glad to see this...it was torture to see the stories about the animals left behind.

S. R. said...

Free microchips for everyone!