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ANIMALS IN DISASTERS

INFORMATION FOR RESPONDERS

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Public Safety Outreach Conference

Richmond, Virginia November 20, 2003


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Animal Care Community

  • Private Owners

  • Public Owners

  • Businesses

  • Humane Organizations

  • Educational Institutions

  • Governmental Agencies

  • Professional Association

  • Other Associations

  • Animal care community is diverse


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Animal Issues in Disasters

  • 3 Mile Island PA ‘79 Nuclear Accident

  • Dayton OH ‘84 Chemical Spill

  • Snohomish WA ‘91 Flood

  • Oakland CA ‘91 Firestorm

  • Florida ‘92 Hurricane Andrew

  • Georgia ‘94 Floods

  • Animals are prominent in disasters


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How People are Affected by Animals

  • Animal Bites

  • Outbreaks of Zoonoses

  • Spoilage of human food and water

  • Mental health issues

  • Evacuation Failure

  • Unsafe Rescues

  • Fatalities

  • Animals cannot be viewed simply as inanimate property


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Pet Populations

  • TypeHouseholds Number

  • All Pets58.9%

  • Dogs32.6%1.69

  • Cats27.3%2.19

  • Birds4.6%

  • Horses1.5%2.67

  • Other Pets10.7%

  • 60% of pet owners consider their pets very or extremely important to them


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Animal Care and Emergency Management

  • Be attentive to animal care issues

  • Include animals in planning process

  • Include animal training for employees

  • Secure equipment & supplies

  • Work with the animal care community

  • Animals impact operations at all levels


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Scenario Examples

  • A train carrying propane derails and prompts the immediate evacuation of 1000 households in a 2 mile radius. You estimate that roughly 50% of the families in the evacuation area have pets

  • Emergency Managers - Do you have an action plan to evacuate people with their animals and know where to house the animals?


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Scenario Examples

  • A train carrying propane derails and prompts the immediate evacuation of 1000 households in a 2 mile radius. You estimate that roughly 50% of the families in the evacuation area have pets

  • Animal Owners - How would you evacuate with your animals? What supplies would you take for your pets?


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Scenario Examples

  • Hurricane Isabel has caused many people to be separated from their horses.

  • Emergency Managers - How would you reunite owners with their horses?


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Scenario Examples

  • Hurricane Isabel has caused many people to be separated from their horses.

  • Animal owners - There are 35 bay mares in a temporary enclosure for horses. If one of them were yours, how would you positively identify it to a security guard at the pasture?


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Scenario Examples

  • During a heat wave there is a local power failure that results in the death of 500,000 chickens in two adjacent barns.

  • Emergency Managers - What emergency power supplies could have been mobilized and prevented this costly loss?


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Scenario Examples

  • During a heat wave there is a local power failure that results in the death of 500,000 chickens in two adjacent barns.

  • Animal Owners - How would you dispose of this large mass of dead birds?


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Four Phases of Emergency Management

  • Mitigation

  • Preparedness

  • Response

  • Recovery

  • Animals will feature in each aspect in a disaster


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Four Phases of Emergency Management

Mitigation

Recovery

Preparedness

Response


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The Puppy that Conquered Firecrackers

  • Mitigation - You learned how to desensitizeyour dog to prevent future problems

  • Preparedness - Although unprepared at first, you recovered quickly and took action

  • Response - You sought help from you veterinarian

  • Recovery - You relieved stress in your pet

  • Not every disaster is a federal emergency!


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Meteorological Hazards

  • Thunderstorms Wildfires

  • FloodHurricane

  • TornadoWinter storm

  • Drought Heat wave

  • Animals should be considered in each type of disaster


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Geographical Hazards

  • Earthquake

  • Landslides & Mudslides

  • Volcanic Eruptions

  • Tsunamis

  • Animals should be considered in each type of disaster


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Technological Hazards

  • Hazardous Materials Release

  • Radiation Spills

  • Bioterrorism

  • Animals should be considered in each type of disaster


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Care of Pets in Disasters

  • Avoid disasters in the first place

  • Prevent losing your pet by preparing

  • Develop and practice an emergency plan

  • Acclimate your pets to your actions in disasters

  • Prepare a pet disaster kit for each pet

  • Proper Planning Prevents Problems


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Checklist for Disaster Preparedness

  • Follow the checklist

  • Routinely review contents for expiration

  • Update pictures and documents

  • Prepare for each pet

  • Microchip each pet

  • This may mean your pet’s life!


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Responders’ Cautions

  • Looks can be deceiving

  • Things may not be what they appear

  • Be aware of your surroundings

  • Get basic animal behavior training

  • Know your animal care and control agency

  • Animal care and control professionals should be contacted to handle animals whenever possible


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Animals in Disasters

Senior Humane Officer Mark Kumpf

City of Norfolk Animal Protection

President, Virginia Animal Control Association

Norfolk Animal Management Center

5585 Sabre Road

Norfolk, Virginia 23502

(757) 664-PETS

(757) 441-5538 (Fax)

[email protected]


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Animals in Disasters

Information for this presentation taken from

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Institute

ANIMALS IN DISASTERS

MODULE A AWARENESS AND PREPAREDNESSIS-010 May ‘98

Available online at

http://www.fema.gov/library/dizandemer.shtm


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