As I have blogged about this bill on numerous occasions. The Humane Society had a bill introduced that would protect pets and service animals during an evacuation. ..its called the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act. The bill would make it law to evacuate pets and service animals if a disaster took place that required human evacuations.
Both the House and the Senate passed their versions unanimously. The Senate bill has more protections and provisions for animals. The Humane Society is pleased with both versions but of course would like to see the Senate version become law.
If you would like to help the cause or just read more about it, the link to the Humane Society writeup is here.