USA: Take Action to Keep Pets Safe During Emergencies

U.S. H.R. 5175—PETSAFE Act
ASPCA Position: Support
Sponsors: Reps. Schiff (D-CA), Titus (D-NV), Mast (R-FL)

Exciting news: A federal bill has been introduced to address the safety of pets during emergencies and extreme weather events!

The Providing Essential Temporary Shelter Assistance for Emergencies (PETSAFE) Act would create a pilot grant program for mobile pet shelters during emergencies and major disasters. These grants would be used by state, local and tribal governments to provide immediate and temporary shelter to household pets when the U.S. government orders evacuations. PETSAFE grants would also fund the transport of pets to safety and the reunification of pets with their owners after danger subsides.

Your voice can help ensure that families no longer have to choose between their beloved pets and finding safe shelter during emergencies and major disasters.

What You Can Do

Please use the form below to send a pre-drafted message to your federal representative, urging them to cosponsor the PETSAFE Act!