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.
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.
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we asked Charleston Animal Society’s CEO Joe Elmore to share his thoughts on the impact on the people and animals of Mississippi.
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...
Welcome to the first installment of our new monthly blog series, “Ask the Expert,” in which our colleagues at the ASPCA will share their expertise on a variety of sheltering topics. First up, Ehren Melius, Shelter Director, Field Investigations and Response, tackles housing animals in emergency shelters.
Do you live in an area of the country that’s vulnerable to hurricane destruction? If so, your agency is a key place that pet owners can turn to in times of crisis—and as such, you should be the voice for animal preparedness in your community. In advance of hurricane season, which begins on June 1...
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. According to the ASPCA's Dr. Rhonda Windham, MVB, Forensic Veterinarian, Field Investigations and Response, “Barriers serve two main functions: disease control and stress reduction.”