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PETS Act Reimbursement Issues. Greg Christy D.V.M. Division of Animal Industry Florida Department Of Agriculture and Consumer Services State ESF17 Lead. State Agricultural Response Team. Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS Act). PETS Act.

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pets act reimbursement issues
PETS Act Reimbursement Issues

Greg Christy D.V.M.

Division of Animal Industry

Florida Department Of Agriculture and Consumer Services

State ESF17 Lead

State Agricultural Response Team

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  • Amendsthe Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief

and Emergency Assistance Act

  • Requires that such provisionsbe included in

Federal, State and local emergency and

disaster preparednessplans

  • Funded via FEMA Public Assistance (PA)

Grant Programs

fema public assistance grant program
FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program
  • The objective of the is to provide assistance to States, local governments, and certain Non-Profit organizations to alleviate suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
  • Reimburses not less than 75% of eligible costs
pets act definitions
PETS Act Definitions
  • Household Pet - A domesticated animal, such as a dog, cat, bird, rabbit, rodent, or turtle
  • Service Animal - Any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability
  • Congregate Household Pet Shelters - Any private or public facility that provides refuge to rescued household pets and the household pets of shelterees
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Provides reimbursement for:

  • Household Pet Rescue
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Provides reimbursement for:

  • Congregate Household Pet Sheltering
    • Facilities
    • Supplies and Commodities
    • Eligible Labor
    • Emergency Veterinary Services
    • Transportation to Sheltering Facilities
    • Shelter Safety and Security
    • Cleaning and Restoration
    • Removal and Disposal of Animal Carcasses
    • Cataloging/Tracking System for Pets
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  • Costs of sheltering/caring for household pets will no longer be eligible for FEMA reimbursement when the pet owner transitions out of Section 403 emergency sheltering
  • When the people go home, the money stops


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