East Coasters: if you are evacuating TAKE YOUR PETS. Federal law says human shelters must have accommodation in place for household pets (one good thing to come out of Katrina). They may go into a kennel, but it is better than leaving them alone in the house or risking your life staying. Bring shot records, collar & tag, carrier, food, medicine and emergency contact info. Take a picture of YOU with pets (can keep it on Facebook) so you can prove ownership if need be. Good Luck.
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