USDA Lays Plans To Save Pets After Terror Attacks

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman has made a deal with the Humane Society to save pets in the event of future terrorist attacks and natural disasters, says U.S. News & World Report. “Animals are often the forgotten victims in disaster situations,” says veterinarian Chester Gipson with Ag’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Among worries: biological agents that target livestock, and pets left homeless after a disaster or attack, like the furry friends of those belonging to victims of 9/11. The plan is to launch FBI-style “animal disaster response teams” when needed to round up the critters. The agencies pledge to push for “an animal relief component in all disaster plans.”


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