Cruelty & Disasters
Combating cruelty and helping animals in crisis situations—either man-made or natural—are key issues for the ASPCA. Our National Field Response Team and Anti-Cruelty Group share their learnings with you, from disaster response training and evacuation plans to sample documents for cruelty cases.
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Insights and Resources on Improved Access to Grooming for Overall Animal Health
New research suggests education and access to grooming supplies can reduce negative pet health consequences of insufficient grooming care by identifying the communities' needs.
Factors Affecting Reporting and Recognizing Animal Cruelty by US Veterinary Professionals
ASPCA research suggests providing veterinary professionals with training on recognizing animal abuse and providing workplace policies on responding to suspected cruelty increases the likelihood they will notify authorities.
Customizable Emergency Response Plan for Animal Shelters
Download this disaster planning template and prepare to keep your animals and the people who care for them safe during any emergency.
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ASPCA Survey Shows 83% of Pet Owners Are Impacted by Disasters, Fewer Than Half Have Preparedness Plans
New survey data released by the ASPCA underscores the importance of planning for pets ahead of disasters such as flooding, winter storms, tornadoes, and wildfires.
ASPCA NCARE Emergency Checklist
This fillable checklist will help get you prepared for disaster.