This webinar covers the devastating effects of El Niño on animals in the community and best response protocols. Expert advice was presented by the ASPCA’s Field Investigations Response team on assessment, temporary sheltering and mitigating flooding and contamination.
By the end of this webinar, you can develop an understanding about:
How to effectively communicate and collaborate with other response partners during a disaster
How to fill out a field intake sheet
How to assess and care for animals in need
How to avoid physical, biological and chemical hazards
This webinar is useful for animal welfare and emergency management agencies who have jurisdictional responsibilities for caring for animals following a disaster
Dr. Dick Green is responsible for leading the efforts of the ASPCA Disaster Response department, which covers natural disasters. He oversees the ASPCA's internal disaster readiness program and develops partnerships with national and local agencies to enhance the organization’s disaster response capabilities. He established and chaired the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition in early 2006, following Hurricane Katrina. NARSC is comprised of 13 animal welfare groups, including the ASPCA, and is the first coalition in the nation that is dedicated to working with all levels of government and non-government agencies on major human-animal emergency issues.