Bill would cover costs of relocating military pets
Both the House and Senate versions of the defense authorization bill contain provisions providing for the government to pay the cost of relocating two pets when a military family is ordered to leave an overseas duty station.
Cats and dogs are certain to be covered, according to the Marine Corps Times. It's unclear whether birds, fish, reptiles and horses will be eligible.
President Bush, a dog lover, wants the bill on his desk by Oct. 1.
-- Tony Perry, in San Diego
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