When disaster hits, animals and their owners are greatly impacted. All eyes will be on your agency, and how well it serves the animals and their owners in your community during this time of need can create huge goodwill for your agency–or create lasting ill-will. This webinar will help you learn how to be ready to emergency shelter animals by identifying the supplies you’ll need and valuable partnerships to make. You will also learn how to get the outside help you might need if local resources become overwhelmed. Finally, this webinar will teach you some basic practices that will help you keep animals and their families together during the challenge and chaos of the natural disaster.
- Why emergency sheltering is needed in a disaster
- How to find a site for the shelter, the cages/containment for the animals, veterinary care, and food and other supplies
- How to ask for outside help during a disaster
- What are the best practices you can adopt in order to keep animals together with their people.
The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse was established by the National Sheriffs’ Association to provide law enforcement officers information on the realities of animal abuse and to promote their proactive involvement in the enforcement of animal abuse laws in their communities. Through our partners, the Center will serve as an information clearinghouse and forum for law enforcement on the growing problem of animal abuse and its link to other types of crimes, including violence against humans. The Center also promotes officer safety in officer-dog encounters through continuing education and training.
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.