In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Congress passed the 2006 Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act. The bill ensures that FEMA has an evacuation plan in place for national disasters that includes pets.
Unfortunately, for Matt Varga and his dog Meeka, the PETS Act does not change regulations around air travel. Varga could not find the proper pet carrier to board the flight out of Miami even though he went looking at 10 different stores. Varga told a CNN reporter that he and Meeka would return to Kendall and ride out Hurricane Irma together.