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ASPCA Commends Federal Lawmakers for Passing Legislation to Protect Animals Impacted by Disasters During National Preparedness Month WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Planning for Animal Wellness (PAW) Act, H.R.7789/S.4205, to encourage collaborative relationships between government agencies and outside experts to incorporate pets into disaster planning, including preparedness, response and recovery efforts. Sponsored by Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), this legislation would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish a working group of experts to review the current best practices for animals in emergencies and natural disasters, and if necessary, issue new guidance.