22%A 113 PM Title If you are evacuating to a hotelmotel and they say they DON'T accept pets don't get ugly but simply tell them that is against the law & FEMA established that after Hurricane Katrina! The Pets Evacu ion an StandarAct P TS was a bi-p rti itiaii he U ited St ort 1on use of re states seeking deral Emergency Management Agency EMA assistance to accommodate pets and service animals in their plans for evacuating residents facing disasters The more you know!!! Stay Safe everyon!! writertobridge The claim that the PETS Act requires hotelsmotels to shelter your animals is false Let me explain Why Was The PETS Act Passed? The PETS Act was signed into law on October 6th 2006 The bill was brought forward after the events of Hurricane Katrina Before and during Katrina there were no evacuation measures for pets set in place when natural disasters occurred in the United States None At all Because of that it’s estimated that about 70000 pets were left behind It’s believed that 15000 of them were killed Images of families leaving their pets behind made international news One in particular showed a young boy being torn away from his beloved dog Snowball Aftermath pictures showed dogs stranded on car roofs and cats swimming to get to safety The loss and horror was so high lawmakers decided that evacuation efforts for pets as well as people were necessary during future events What Does The PETS Act Do? The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act allowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA to create guidelines for state and local emergency services to use in regards to pets and families with pets during natural disasters If states wanted FEMA funding they needed to create emergency plans that Allows pets to stay in state or federally funded shelters during natural disasters Allows families with pets to enter community shelters with their animals Allows rescue operations specifically to save household pets and service animals States that included pet rescue and relief efforts in their emergency planning would continue to get FEMA support Community shelters that allow animals can even be reimbursed for their care later on Why Does The PETS Act Not Apply To HotelsMotels? The PETS Act only applies to government agencies Hotels and motels are not government or state run entities They are exempt from the law and are not required to shelter animals during natural disasters It is not illegal for them to turn away pets if it is against hotel policy Why Is This Important? Many people are reblogging the original post without checking how accurate the sources are if any sources are even provided Some people in the path of a hurricane may read and believe said information without finding out the truth until they arrive at a hotel There were reports of a family having their dogs turned away from a hotel during Hurricane Harvey Some families may choose to leave their pets in the car and stay into the hotel themselves Others may lie and then sneak their animals in anyway Others still may leave and try to find more accommodating shelter somewhere else Either way this is added stress to an already stressful situation And it can be dangerous If families decide to leave and look for different shelter they could get stuck in flood waters It only takes a few inches of water for cars to start floating If they start floating they can be dragged through the currents and into extremely flooded areas Something like this happened during Hurricane Harvey Six people in one van died because their car was submerged in flood waters after the family members tried to escape the area During times like this proper safety and shelter information is a must You should always double-check everything before you reblog it when lives are on the line You don’t know who’s reading it You don’t know who will believe it You don’t know what that misinformation will cost someone Meme










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