In honor of National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week, the ASPCA’s Julie Morris introduces you to 5 hard-working, lifesaving ACOs—and invites you to shout out about your own hometown heroes.
After 3 days of search and rescue efforts in Georgia and South Carolina following Matthew’s wake last month, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team faced historical flooding in North Carolina. Dr. Dick Green, Senior Director, Disaster Response, shares his report from the field.
When the deadly Category 4 storm made its way up the coast early last month, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team was there to save animals’ lives. Dr. Dick Green, Senior Director, Disaster Response, shares his report from the field.
When wildfires raged out of control and 6,000 people and their pets were evacuated from a California town last month, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team answered the call for help. Ehren Melius, Shelter Director, shares his account of this intense operation.
The City of Cleveland Animal Care and Control’s Chief ACO talks philosophy, shares some of the exciting changes underway in Cleveland and gives sage advice for new ACOs.
We talk with Dr. Dick Green, who arrived on the scene quickly after Hurricane Katrina and spent 47 days helping with rescue and recovery efforts.
Are we doing all we can to reunite people with their pets after disasters? See our recent blog.
When you're working out of a temporary emergency shelter, you have to be creative in finding ways to provide enrichment for the dogs. The ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response (FIR) team uses this racetrack enrichment pen...
When housing potentially hundreds of animals in a small space – like in the case of a natural disaster or large-scale cruelty case – it’s important to be able to provide a barrier between cages, if possible. This is important for decreasing stress in animals and preventing the spread of disease.