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Pet overpopulation is the leading killer of cats and dogs in our country.
- 50K puppies and kittens are born every day in the US.
- An estimated 3.7 million are euthanized in shelters every year.
- US. taxpayers spend up to $2 billion annually dealing the issues surrounding unwanted, homeless animals. Source: www.animalkind.org/pet_overpopulation.html
Jo’s introduction to emergency preparedness, disaster response, and emergency management came in 2005 when she graduated from a local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.
Since then she has dedicated herself to an aggressive self-education campaign during her free time. Coursework has included intensive Incident Command System training and several animal-specific courses. In 2012, Jo joined the Oregon Humane Society’s Technical Animal Rescue Team. The following year she joined the Washington State Animal Response Team.
As a dedicated “pet mom” and “surrogate livestock handler” when neighbors are away, Jo is passionate about disaster planning for the entire family including our animal friends.
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