How Hurricane Preparedness Impacts Pet Safety

Stormy Weather Ahead Road Sign Against Dark Ominous SkyMore than a million pets perished when Hurricane Katrina displaced scores of people in 2006 – and those sobering numbers transformed the way people prepare and deal with pets during a natural disaster. As a result, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act was passed by Congress in the fall of 2006, mandating that state and local disaster plans include pets and pet rescue.

Hurricane Sandy touched all of our lives, here in New Jersey and around the globe. But thankfully, our pets were a little safer and pet owners more prepared thanks to the PETS Act. When you prepare for the worst possible scenario, considering pet safety is not only possible, it’s a must. Continue…