Disaster & Cruelty

From disaster response training to emergency sheltering and evacuation plans to cruelty investigation and prosecution, this section is filled with resources to help you prepare for trying times. Learn more about disaster preparedness, find sample documents for cruelty cases, and see how you can help combat blood sports.

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Three States, Eight Days, One Thousand Animals: Reflections on Hurricane Matthew, Part 2

Wednesday, November 23 2016

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.

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Three States, Eight Days, One Thousand Animals: Reflections on Hurricane Matthew, Part 1

Tuesday, November 22 2016

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.

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Report from the Field: California Wildfire Rescue

Tuesday, September 27 2016

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.

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Tips Temporary Sheltering: Intake & Operations

How prepared are you for disasters? Check out our emergency sheltering tips (& 4 free downloads!)

Crisis How Agencies Can Participate

The Response Partner Program allows the ASPCA to join forces with local and national shelters, rescue groups, disaster response teams and animal control agencies to help animals in dire situations.

Tips Temporary Sheltering: Logistics & Design

Find out the logistics and design of an emergency shelter that can be used in disaster or large-scale seizure situations.

Forms & Samples Sample Documents for Cruelty Cases

In times of crisis, you’ll be glad to have these cruelty forms for your investigation.