How to Help Animals During Natural Disasters

Tuesday January 25 by
Pet owners, farmers, veterinarians and anyone who loves or cares for animals can learn how to safeguard their animals during disaster through two new Independent Study Courses developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The first course, IS-010, discusses how disasters effect people and their animals, while the second, IS-011 focuses on incorporating animals into community’s disaster planning and is aimed primarily at emergency management officials and animal-care industries. The courses, offered through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, were developed with assistance from a number of organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, Humane Society of the United States, American Academy on Disaster Veterinary Medicine as well as local emergency management and animal control agencies..

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