With all the nauseating news out of Washington lately, it's a real pleasure to find that Congress has accomplished something worthwhile. Last week, President Bush signed into law a bill requiring local and state emergency preparedness officials to plan for the evacuation of pets and services animals with their humans in a disaster. Some 50,000 pets were abandoned during Hurricane Katrina, and human lives were lost because people refused to leave their animals, which were barred from shelters and rescue boats.
Go to the Humane Society of the United States
website to read more about the law.