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Dealing With Animals in Emergencies
February 14, 2008
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This program highlightd the importance of developing local preparedness initiatives to manage animal emergencies. The speaker described the human resources potentially involved in animal emergency preparedness and response activities, and the benefits to their integration into the local emergency management system.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Describe the relationship between animal needs and human health and safety during emergencies
- Understand the legal requirements set forth in the state and Federal P.E.T.S. Act
- Understand the need for personal preparedness
- Recognize the need to collaborate with community partners in preparing for disasters effecting animals
- Understand community preparedness initiatives
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
- Humane Society of the U.S.
- United Animal Nations: Emergency Animal Rescue Services (EARS)
- American Red Cross
- State Animal Response Teams
- Online Course: County Animal Response Team
- Empire State Animal Response Team
- State by State Pet Friendly Lodging Locator
- Florida Division of Emergency Management
Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).
Sponsored by the New York Consortium for Emergency Preparedness Continuing Education (NYCEPCE) under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program, award number 5 T01HP01411-04-00. The contents of this program are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ASPR.