Thanks in part to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, the welfare of pets is now widely recognized as a critical aspect of any emergency preparedness plan. Animal shelters in nine jurisdictions in Northern Virginia have banded together to make sure that if a calamity ever strikes their region, pet owners and their furry best friends will be able to seek refuge together.
"Emergency Planning After Katrina,"
Animal Sheltering 2010-12: Vol. 2010
, Article 7.
Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/animshel/vol2010/iss5/7