2007: Pet Evacuation Bill

The Pet Evacuation Bill (HB 88, passed in 2007) requires that all companion and service animals be included in evacuation plans in the event of a natural disaster.  Previously, evacuees had to either abandon their pets or leave them at local emergency shelters during natural disasters.

About the Legislation

HB 88 The Pet Evacuation Bill

Bill Caption: Relating to the evacuation and sheltering of service animals and household pets in a disaster. Effective Immediately on: June 15, 2007 Author: BranchSponsor: Hinojosa

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