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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Talking With: Cleveland’s Ed Jamison, ACO on a Mission

Wednesday, April 13 2016

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.

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Shout Out Your Favorite ACO!

Friday, April 1 2016

Please tell us about an ACO you'd like to thank!

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5 Ways to Get Ready for Hurricane Season

Friday, September 11 2015

September is National Preparedness Month—a time to make sure both your shelter and your community have emergency plans in place.

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Forms & Samples Sample Plans for Evacuation and Sheltering

Use these handy templates to craft your own emergency evacuation and sheltering plans.

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.