LSU Emergency Animal Shelter

Disaster Response Manual

Preparation Primer

Site Identification considerations

  • Sturdiness (likely to be undamaged by disaster)
  • Access for evacuating traffic/quality of access roads
  • Size
  • Sanitation
  • Safety
  • Electrical wiring
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Generator availability and secure fuel storage
  • Air-conditioned area for office
  • Exercise areas
  • Perimeter fencing
  • Storage space
  • Waste disposal
  • Telephone and internet capability
  • Nearby housing for staff
  • Security (in a big disaster, animal-related security is low priority and hard to obtain)

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