LSU Emergency Animal Shelter

Disaster Response Manual
 

 
Preparation Primer

Organization Resources

The following is a list of organizations and a brief description of the services they may be able to provide during a disaster.  Detailed descriptions about these organizations can be found under Partners and Support Organizations. 

American Kennel Club (AKC) www.akc.org Funds to support shelter functions

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) www.aspca.org
Screen down-stream shelters

Funds for shipping

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) www.avma.org Offers an online disaster preparedness manual www.avma.org/disaster

Animal Control – consult local agency

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges www.aavmc.org

Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) www.fema.gov FEMA offers the following as part of its virtual on-line library (http://www.fema.gov/library/anemer.shtm) offering the following resources;

 

Animals and Emergencies section
HSUS Video Ordering Information
Independent Study Courses on Animals in Disasters
The Role of the Wildlife Rehabilitator in Disaster Preparedness and Response
Through Hell and High Water: Disasters and the Human-Animal Bond 

Humane Society of the United States www.hsus.org
Evaluation of needs
Funds to support shelter functions
Organization of out-of-state veterinary volunteers

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)   www.ifaw.org
Rapid deployment of evaluators
Funds to support shelter functions
Skilled long-deployment staff to support core shelter operations 

National Animal Poison Control Center http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_apcc

National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters www.nvoad.org
Skilled and non-skilled labor

Shelter personnel were unfortunately not aware of NVOAD during the Katrina/Rita response so this resource was not used
 

Noah’s Wish http://www.noahswish.org/ 

Pet Finders http://www.petfinder.org/ Lost pet matching service 

Pet Harbor http://www.petharbor.com/  Lost pet matching service 

Police – consult local agency 

State Animal Response Teams (SART) http://www.sartusa.org/ 

State Veterinary Associations (Included under Additional Documents  in this manual) http://www.avma.org/careforanimals/animatedjourneys/aboutvets/membership.asp#2 

United States Public Health Service (USPHS) www.usphs.gov
Skilled managers

Provide medical, veterinary, technical skills
Provide reliable extended deployment to individual shelters/situations

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Animal Care (AC) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ac/

 Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) http://www.vmat.org/
Evaluation of needs/provide advice

Veterinary manpower assistance
Emergency veterinary function

Can be rapidly redeployed to upstream emergency needs 

 

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