Pets and Evacuation An Ongoing Challenge in Disasters
Farmer, A., DeYoung, S.E., and Wachtendorf, T. (2017). Pets and Evacuation: An Ongoing Challenge in Disasters. (Abstract only.) Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Despite the PETS Act of 2006, pet ownership may remain a barrier to safety for people in disasters, since they may be reluctant to evacuate if they cannot bring their pets. The authors found that state disaster plans consider pet ownership, but local plans often do not.