Katrina's Animal Legacy The PETS Act
Mike, M., Mike, R., and Lee, C.J. (2011). Katrina's Animal Legacy: The PETS Act. University of Maryland. Journal of Animal Law & Ethics. 4(1):133-160.
The authors describe how many pet owners were forced to choose between leaving pets behind and evacuating during Hurricane Katrina, later prompting the passage of the PETS Act, which includes pets and service animals in evacuation plans.