The lawmakers in Washington, who are keeping the seats warm for when we canines take over, have been working on some important legislation for a change. The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act would require that pets be included in disaster evacuation plans. I was saddened after Hurricane Katrina to read the stories of humans forced by rescuers to leave their pets behind, and I have signed this online petition supporting the PETS Act.
For years now, we have had the No Child Left Behind law. And let's face it; some of these children deserve to be left behind -- screeching tail-pullers, juvenile delinquents, street urchins. Let us instead focus our energies on ensuring that no pet is left behind. They deserve no less.