Thursday, April 03, 2014

An Act Ensuring the Safety of People with Pets in Disasters

On March 24, 2014, Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2014 was signed into law.  This law protects both humans and animals from severe storms and natural disasters.  It requires cities and towns to have a plan in place to address the evacuation and sheltering needs of household pets and service animals before, during and after an emergency or natural disaster.

This law was championed by the MSPCA and the State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team.  Learn why MSPCA supported this bill.

Please visit our webpage on Massachusetts Law about Animals.