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Pet Owners Advised on Anti-Terror Steps

Golden Labrador retrievers Molly, Allie and Gus are assured of prime care in the event of a biological or chemical attack, thanks to an emergency kit assembled by their canine-loving owner, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Along with taking precautionary steps to protect your family from a terrorist attack, the government says there are things that can be done to help pets survive, too. Ridge said he assembled an emergency kit for his dogs that includes a three-day supply of water and food. Anne Culver, director of disaster services for the Humane Society of the United States, applauded the disaster preparedness chief’s own preparations. “You don’t have to be a fatalist or believe something particular is going to happen, but nobody’s exempt from being prepared,” she said. Feeling helpless, some pet owners have flooded the society with phone calls seeking advice over the last several week after the federal government upgraded the alert level to “orange,” the second highest on the scale; it’s now back down to yellow, or “elevated.” Full Story

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