ATTENTION: HURRICANE EVACUEES with PETS
For my friends in the path of Hurricane Irma (Jose, and any others)
If you are evacuating to a hotel/motel and they say they DON'T accept pets, don't get rude, but simply tell them that is against the law & FEMA established that after Hurricane Katrina.
The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS) was a bi-partisan initiative in the United States House of Representatives to require states seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance to accommodate pets and service animals in their plans for evacuating residents facing disasters. (There are only a handful of states where this provision is not in place. Please see map: https://www.animallaw.info/…/map-states-disaster-planning-l….)
PLEASE do not leave your animals when you evacuate. They depend on you for safety, shelter, food, and water. Without you, they can get irreversibly ill and possibly die.
Stay safe and be sure to share!