Several incidents over the last decade have raised awareness of the need to plan for animals in disasters. This workshop aimed to share best practices in animal shelter operations and stress the importance of collaboration among emergency management professionals and animal welfare organizations. Click the links below to access the workshop presentation and products, including the Animal Sheltering Operations Plan Assessment Tool and the Animal Issues Resources List.
Animal Sheltering Operations Presentation: This includes all of the slides for the day, as well as contact information for the speakers and panelists.
Tactical Planning at the Local Level Presentation: This presentation was conducted by Dr. Wesley Bissett of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team.
Animal Sheltering Operations Plan Assessment Tool: This document includes great suggestions to improve your plan if you have one or begin developing your plan if you do not.
Animal Issues Resource List: This document includes additional resources, guidance, and references on animal issues to guide your planning efforts.