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Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Life Unleashed is a proud member of these professional organizations ensuring that we remain up-to-date on the latest industry information, requirements, and necessary training skills & safety protocol and procedures.


The Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association International, Inc. (IPATA) was founded in 1979 to provide professional, competent and caring pet transportation relocation services throughout the USA and around the world. IPATA is an International Trade Association comprised of animal handlers, pet moving providers, kennel operators, veterinarians and others who are dedicated to the care and welfare of pets and small animals during transport locally, nationwide,and worldwide.

Protecting American agriculture is the basic charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. The agency improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness and contributes to the national economy and the public health

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. IATA's Live Animals Regulations (LAR) is the worldwide standard for transporting live animals by commercial airlines. Whether it is a pet, an animal transported for zoological or agricultural purposes or for any other reason, the objective of the LAR is to ensure all animals are transported safely and humanely by air.


(Animals In Disaster)

The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation. We are pleased to have FEMA certification in Animal Disaster Awareness and Preparedness.


The Transportation Security Administration

Epic Dogz dba Life Unleashed is approved as an Indirect Air Carrier under the terms and conditions of TSA's standard security program for Indirect Air Carriers.

The Life Unleashed Team is certified in pet first-aid through the American Red Cross. Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.

The Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. It is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. Other laws, policies, and guidelines may include additional species coverage or specifications for animal care and use, but all refer to the Animal Welfare Act as the minimum acceptable standard. The Act was amended six times (1970, 1976, 1985, 1990, 2002, 2007) and is enforced by the USDA and APHIS.

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