Sunday, October 20, 2013

Man's Best Friend(s)

We all hear stories of how loyal dogs are to their humans.  It turns out, to the surprise of only the most unobservant, that humans are just as loyal.  In times of disaster, people  will refuse to evacuate and leave their pets behind. 

A recent article in the Melrose Free Press, "Senators cite public safety reasons for passing pet evacuation bill," discusses a bill recently passed by the Massachusetts Senate, "An Act ensuring the safety of people with pets in disasters."

For more information on animal laws in Massachusetts, visit the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries website and search "Massachusetts Law About Animals."