A new bill has just been introduced to require federal evacuation plans to protect pets, and we urgently need your signature on a new petition to make sure it becomes law:
In response to the crisis of abandoned animals after Hurricane Katrina, you signed a petition on ThePetitionSite.com to urge Mayor Nagin of New Orleans to include pets in the city's evacuation order.
Over 85,000 people have signed this petition to date, and members of Congress are listening.
As you know, too many people in New Orleans remained in the path of Katrina because officials .....
Would NOT allow residents to bring their PETS to shelters or on buses, and too many others had to leave their beloved pets behind. ( Left behind to starve and die alone! )
Time is now running out for these abandoned animals.
We need Congress to take immediate action and ORDER the full support of federal responders and relief workers to SAVE animals.
We also need Congress to make sure this never, ever happens again, by passing the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS Act, H.R. 3858), which was just introduced this week.
>>>> ** Please sign this new petition today! ** <<<<
As Hurricane Rita roars toward the Gulf Coast today, your voice IS being heard.
Officials with the Texas department of homeland security are allowing evacuees to bring their pets to shelters set up in Austin, Lufkin, College Station, San Antonio and Huntsville, which will accommodate at least 250,000 people.
Thank you so much for all you have already done to protect people and animals suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Please act today to help us make sure this tragedy never happens again: http://go.care2.com/e/gfO/bR/ohpj
***Edited By: IVYdragonn on 9/26/2005 11:35:17 PM*** Reason: ad to
We just had a lot of that going around here, It makes me sick. I live in Starks, Louisiana however I went to Houston a week ago to visit family and got stuck in Hurricane Rita. We lucked out here in Houston, but things were not so lucky in Starks. There could be no one telling me I have to leave my pets behind. I saw several people standing around outside because they just like me were telling people they were not going anywhere without their dogs and cats. It made me feel good to see all the people out there loving thier animals enough to find shelter elsewhere.
***Edited By: hearay1010 on 9/27/2005 1:20:33 AM*** Reason: sd