LSU Emergency Animal Shelter

Disaster Response Manual
 

 
Preparation Primer

Resource Needs supplies and equipment

Issues to be considered include

  • List
  • Inventory
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Warehousing
  • Loading and unloading

Supply and equipment needs are also listed in each section under the Operational Phase section of this manual.  The following table includes needs and considerations.

Communication and Transportation

Check-in / Data Entry Station

Check-in / Veterinary Station

Inside the Shelter

Office

Communication systems

Internal: Walkie-talkies/Nextels (power will be needed to recharge them)

 

Owner ID and contact information

Chipping: Scanner /  chipping equipment

Food Supplier
ordering
purchasing
Shipping
unloading
storage
Distribution
containers and carts

Computers (on-line)

Phones

Cell phones (in a big disaster they will not be fully functional)

Text message (staff need to be trained to use this)

Satellite phones (after Katrina and Rita they proved unreliable)

Contact information lists

Shelter policy statement for owner signature

Vaccinations

Rabies forms and tags

 Water Accessibility
quality
quantity
Distribution
containers and carts

 

Printers

IT: hardware and software

 

Impound forms

Endo and ecto parasite control drugs

Food and water bowls
cleaning
sanitizing
storage

Copier

Transportation vehicles

Animals/personnel

supply errands

Photography equipment

Thermometers (ear preferable)

Cages

Well ventilated (airline carrying crates proved stifling in Katrina)
- cleaning
- sanitizing
- storage

Fax machine

Transportation vehicles

Animals/personnel/supply errands

Collars/leashes

Muzzles
collars
leashes

Bedding

- laundry system

 

Scanner

Generators and fuel

Organized storage

Disinfectants
hand sanitizer
cotton
paper towel

Air conditioning
Ventilation
Fans

File cabinets

 

Waste containers

liners

Organized storage

Waste management
Plastic bag pickup
Underfeeding
Low residue diets
Dumpster/collection service
Disinfectants / paper towels

 

Desks

Chairs

 

Signage important!

Sink with water/soap

 

Conference table

 

 

Waste containers

liners

 

Chairs

 
 

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