New York--On June 11, 2006, at more than 300 homes, parks, and other venues nationwide, supporters of HSUS will be celebrating to urge Congress to protect our beloved pets during disasters. The parties will feature a conference call, which will begin at 7:30PM. Stray from the Heart dog rescue organization is hosting an event in New York City to help promote this important initiative and raise much needed funds for the HSUS lobbying arm, the Humane Society Legislative Fund now trying to help pass the PETS act. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast last year on August 29, many evacuees faced a horrifying choice: abandon your animals and live, or stay together and face life-threatening risk. The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act calls for disaster plans to include pets and service animals that nobody wants to leave behind.
Event information and RSVP can be found at http://www.partylaunch.com/partyanimals/parties/index.cfm?Fuseaction=EventDetail&e=stray. More information can also be found at http://www.strayfromtheheart.org. Donations will be accepted on the evening of the event.
Added by ilabking on May 24, 2006