animals; pets; disasters; emergencies; planning; evacuation; Hurricane Katrina
This article discusses issues related to the federal Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006 (PETS Act), which was signed into law in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Issues discussed in this article include:
- Various problems concerning animal evacuations and sheltering that Hurricane Katrina brought to light;
- Provisions of the PETS Act and related laws and policies which were developed in response to the tragedies brought about by Hurricane Katrina; and
- Strengths and weaknesses of the PETS Act and recommends next steps to improve implementation of the PETS Act.
Animal Law | Disaster Law | Emergency and Disaster Management | Public Health | Social Welfare | Veterinary Medicine
4 Journal of Animal Law & Ethics 133 (2011)