Animals In Disasters
Animal Preparedness Tips, Supply Lists, & Instructions
The most comprehensive animal preparedness materials for both pets and livestock that I've seen have been authored or gathered together by Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART) at http://www.washingtonsart.org/emergencyprep.html.
Paloalto Humane Society also offers a nice array of materials by species at paloaltohumane.org/education/disaster.php though not necessarily as comprehensive as those linked to above.
Please Spay & Neuter!
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. www.animalkind.org/
The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why
by Amanda Ripley
The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence
by Gavin de Becker
Bonus Material: 'A good cry'
Whatever your faith (if any) and however you consider the afterlife, may these bring you some measure of comfort when needed.
Selected Rainbow Bridge Poems
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Jo’s introduction to 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.
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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