Short Takes

September 2006 Issue

Short Takes: 09/06

Keeping our pets safe during disasters; clinical trials; a license for breeders

When to Evacuate Your Pets?

Cat owners ordered to evacuate in advance of a potential disaster face some tough decisions:

• Where will the cat and I stay? (Red Cross shelters generally don’t allow pets.)

• Do I care enough to stay behind with my cat? (An American Kennel Club survey, in the wake of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, found most pet owners planning to defy evacuation orders if they could not take their pets. Nearly two-thirds…

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