This free webinar, led by Dick Green of the ASPCA’s disaster response team, covers results from the National Capabilities for Animal Response in Emergencies (NCARE) survey and the Washington State Capabilities for Animal Response in Emergencies. You’ll get insights into which counties and states have Animal Response Teams and learn how prepared your region is in the event of a disaster that affects animals.
Attendees will learn:
How their region compares to others in terms of disaster readiness
How animal welfare organizations can work with local and national responders on disaster preparedness plans
How to use The Animal Emergency Preparedness Checklist
County and state emergency managers
Authorities having jurisdiction (typically animal control at county level and Department of Agriculture at state level)
First responders who are interested in deploying outside their service area
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.