SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 639 of the acts of 1950 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “persons” the following words: – and household pets and service animals, as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1570b,
SECTION 2. Section 1 of chapter 639 of the acts of 1950 is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the second paragraph the following words: –
Any emergency plan of operations shall include strategies to support the needs of people with household pets, and the needs of household pets under their care, including service animals. Such local organization for civil defense shall take appropriate steps to educate the public regarding the resources available in the event of an emergency and the importance of emergency preparedness planning.
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