Links for Animals In Disasters

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1. Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team
     Who We Are CDART is a group of specially trained volunteers who saw the need for a Canadian animal response team after Firestorm 2003 (BC). Through their non-profit status, CDART raises funds for supplies needed during a response and offers the only Canadian-specific disaster response training to volunteers.

2. Katrina Pets
     This site deals a lot with the Katrina pets and there are some excellent resourses there, but I do warn you if you view the pictures, some may be disturbing.

3. Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.
     If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are the same for any emergency. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what's best for you is typically what's best for your animals.

4. Last Alive
     Emergency Preparedness Downloads PDF Emergency Preparedness Pamphlets & Books

5. Animal Safety Pets and Disaster: Be Prepared
     The following information has been prepared by the Humane Society of the United States in cooperation with the American Red Cross Our pets enrich our lives in more ways than we can count. In turn, they depend on us for their safety and well-being. Here's how you can be prepared to protect your pets when disaster strikes. Be Prepared with a Disaster Plan

6. Animal health > Disaster preparedness
     AVMA disaster preparedness The educational materials listed below are provided to assist veterinarians, animal owners, and others interested in the well-being of animals to prepare for animal safety in the event of a disaster.

7. FEMA - Information for Pet Owners
     If you evacuate your home, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND! Pets most likely cannot survive on their own; and if by some remote chance they do, you may not be able to find them when you return.

8. AMVA - Saving the whole family©
     Nature and life have fury days Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, terrorism... Devastating natural and man-made disasters can ravage our lives. No one is exempt from the possibility of being affected personally. You need to prepare for yourself and for your animals in case of disaster. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed this booklet to help you avoid having to leave your animals stranded in the event of a disaster or an evacuation.

9. Noah's Wish
     Noah's Wish is a unique animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to rescuing and sheltering animals in disasters, throughout the United States and Canada. The singular mission of Noah's Wish is to save animals during disasters with our rescue and recovery services and to mitigate the impact of disasters on animals through our educational outreach programs.

     This link will open into a PDF file, and will walk you through the steps we undertake for attending disasters. It shows the chain of command structure, as well what each division is to do. Although this comes from Yolo Calif. Its a plan we have adopted as it is very well written, and is easily adapted to suit our needs.

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