Senior Editor Christi McDonald follows up her report on the AKC CAR response to Superstorm Sandy with a look at the Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act that was signed into law in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Companion animals are included in state and local evacuation plans, and FEMA is now authorized to provide rescue, care, shelter and essential needs for people with animals. Learn how the PETS Act may have saved both human and animal lives during last month’s storm.
American families of every configuration will celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday, including the estimated 46 million households that own at least one dog. As we gather for the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, let’s remember to give thanks for our four-legged family members. Find out about the many things that our own Blogger-in-Chief Billy Wheeler has to be thankful for, including the right to keep the purebred dog of his choosing.
Tomorrow’s 12 noon broadcast of the National Dog Show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, will also be shown on NBC tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. A selection of Best In Show Daily staff photos from the event can be viewed directly from our home page, or by clicking on “Show Albums” below our masthead, and then selecting “Current Shows.”
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