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There is a bill being considered to save pets during diasters!

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I just read on CNN.com about a bill being introduced to have a national plan for animal evacuations in times of diasters. Its about time!!
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It would be totally awesome if it actually makes it through congress!!
post #3 of 17
Here is the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/....ap/index.html

This makes soooooo much sense - Finally someone is thinking!!
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its about time animals begin to recieve more rights.......i hope it passes....it would be good to know in a disaster....a disaster big enough to disallow me to get my kits....which believe me it would have to be cities sinking in the ground....its just good to know that there a is real possibility that my kits may be rescued.
post #5 of 17
Halleluiah!
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I heard on Fox News that animals are definitely being thought of more with Rita than they were with Katrina because of how many people stayed because there was no place they could go with their pets. They said that there are a lot of shelters for Rita that will allow people to bring their pets.
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It was about time that the authorities wised up!
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I heard on Fox News that animals are definitely being thought of more with Rita than they were with Katrina because of how many people stayed because there was no place they could go with their pets. They said that there are a lot of shelters for Rita that will allow people to bring their pets.
That's what I was saying before ! That a lot of the people were staying behind because the shelters wouldn't accept pets, hotels/motels wouldn't accept pets, and then when they started on the rescue operation THEY wouldn't accept pets either! The non-pet owning populace just didn't "get" it. Maybe they do now.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Do business's understand the impact of pets and the buying/spending habits of consumer's who own pets.
post #11 of 17
I sure hope it passes! There needs to be a uniform program in place to rescue four legged victims of natural disasters
post #12 of 17
Good!! It's about time. I don't see it having any problem going through congress.
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Bravo!
post #14 of 17
I hope it passes!!
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I heard on Fox News that animals are definitely being thought of more with Rita than they were with Katrina because of how many people stayed because there was no place they could go with their pets. They said that there are a lot of shelters for Rita that will allow people to bring their pets.
I heard that on Ellen a couple days ago too! They're also allowing them on busses.
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Excellent. I know I wouldn't leave a disaster area without my critters...and I'm obviously not the only one! Good for the government for recognizing that people need their pets.
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I am so glad that the society is finally recognizing the importance of pets! In San Diego, my daughter was allowed to take her dog on the city transit buses as long as he was in a crate. We first found out when we met an elderly lady riding the bus to take her cat to the vet (thankfully, just for a routine check-up). Now, THAT's a city with COMPASSION!
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