Disaster Planning

Spotlights

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.

Policeman and dog searching a car Guidelines for Police Officers Responding to Emergency Animal Incidents

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

An excellent resource for law enforcement and animal control personnel.


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.


Poisonous Plants Informational Database

Department of Animal Science. Cornell University.

Database on many of the plants that grow in the U.S. that may be poisonous to livestock, this is not intended to be a comprehensive resource.