I was watching / listening to the news today about Irma making landfall.  One of the stories was about how authorities in Palm Beach County, FL had rescued over 50 pets that were left penned up, in yards, tied to trees or to parked cars and left that way as Hurricane Irma approached!


The authorities said they would be tracking down the owners and prosecuting them! It’s a felony!  Good!  The penalty should be that the owners who did this should be tied to a tree during the next hurricane that blows through!

We need to change our shelter rules to allow ALL people to bring ALL their animals with them!  Not just service animals.  Yes, they can be required to be crated, but allowed to be INSIDE the shelter with their owners.  Pets should never be turned away!