Disaster Planning

Checklist of Disaster Planning Expectations in the Guides and Animal Welfare Regulations

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

Disaster planning checklist for research facilities.


Disaster Planning and Response Resources

DHHS. NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.

Provides links to resources about planning for and responding to natural and other disasters.


Animal Welfare Act Contingency Plan Final Rule

USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

APHIS published a final rule requiring all dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, carriers, research facilities and other entities regulated by the Agency under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to take additional steps to be better prepared for potential disaster situations.


Disaster Preparedness and Response for Veterinarians

American Veterinary Medical Association.

A collection of topical papers regarding disaster preparedness for animals.


Image of the eye of a hurricane Disaster Planning

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Articles, checklist, bibliography, and list of web links related to disaster planning in animal facilities.

Animals in Disaster: Awareness and Preparedness Online Training Module

DHS. FEMA. Emergency Management Institute.

Online training module to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners about typical hazards, how animals are affected and what can be done to reduce the impact of disasters.


Animals in Disaster: Community Planning Online Training Module

DHS. FEMA. Emergency Management Institute.

Online training module to to guide emergency management officials, animal owners, and industries in preparing community disaster plans.


National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs Best Practices Library

Partners in disaster response. Includes lists of animal emergency response courses and reference materials.