Does your agency have a disaster readiness plan? We'll show you how to protect the animals in your care and ensure your shelter is an integral part of your community's larger strategy.
Disaster Preparedness 101
September is Disaster Season
ASPCA offers help to shelters preparing for hurricanes and other disasters.
Preparing for Hurricane Season
Learn how to prepare and respond during natural disasters such as hurricanes.
Understanding FEMA and the ICS
An overview of the core elements of disaster planning, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its Incident Command System (ICS).
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
CART. SART...EARS? Use this list of acronyms and terms to decode the language of emergency management and disaster preparedness.
Learn How Now: Disaster Planning & Evacuation
Shelter Disaster Planning: Step by Step
Being ready and able to respond to disaster takes careful upfront planning--here's how.
Pet-Friendly Evacuation and Sheltering
Learn more about this ground-breaking approach to emergency preparedness--and find out how to contact those leading the way.
You've Got: Samples & Resources
Evacuation and Emergency Sheltering Plans
Use and adapt the structure, text and forms from these plans as you pull together the most appropriate strategies for your agency's needs.
Where to find a wealth of information about disaster preparedness and response, plus resources from professional organizations in the field.