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Emergency Planning for Animals In Wisconsin. Darlene M. Konkle, DVM, MS, DACVIM Veterinary Emergency Program Manager Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Animal Health. Authority over pet planning. In WI – local jurisdictions County response plans

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Emergency planning for animals in wisconsin

Emergency Planning for Animals In Wisconsin

Darlene M. Konkle, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Veterinary Emergency Program Manager

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Division of Animal Health


Authority over pet planning
Authority over pet planning

  • In WI – local jurisdictions

    • County response plans

    • Resources?

  • State plan

    • Appendix to ESF 11

  • Federal and NGO resources


Considerations
Considerations

  • Feed and water

  • Identification

  • Reunion with owners

  • Safety concerns

  • Disease

  • Sanitation

  • Donation mgt.


Who can help
Who can help?

  • Medical Reserve Corps

    • Over 1700 veterinarians in MRC

    • Dedicated animal/ veterinary MRC units

  • Find the experts in your community

    • Veterinarians

    • Veterinary technicians

    • Humane shelter operators

    • Humane/ animal control officers

    • Etc.!


Who can help1
Who can help?

  • National level resources

    • AVMA – VMAT teams

      • Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams

    • HHS –NVRT teams

      • National Veterinary Response Teams

    • NARSC – umbrella org. NGOs

      • National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition


Vmat three roles
VMAT: Three Roles

  • Early Assessment

  • Basic Treatment

  • Training


Narsc
NARSC

  • Coalition of national animal welfare groups

    • AVMA

    • ASPCA

    • Pet Smart Charities

    • Pet Finder.com

    • American Red Cross

    • American Humane Assn.

    • Others


Wisconsin animal r esponse c orps
Wisconsin Animal Response Corps

  • WARC – a WI statewide MRC unit

  • A group of volunteers skilled in working with animals during emergencies


Warc mission
WARCMission

  • To assist the state and local communities in a disease or disaster event involving animals


Warc activities
WARC Activities

  • Education and training

  • Partnerships with other MRC units

  • Relationships with other organizations

    • WVMA

    • Dane Co EM

  • Foreign animal disease recognition and response

  • Integration into local communities


Wisconsin planning
Wisconsin Planning

  • State plan in place - framework

  • County animal response plans

    • Examples

  • Currently not a standard level of planning for all counties

  • Work towards regional or county animal response coordinators


Resources
Resources

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

    • https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/disaster/Pages/default.aspx

  • IA State Center for Food Protection

    • Rural all-hazards guide: http://www.prep4agthreats.org/

  • National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition

    • narsc.net


Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection

Division of Animal Health

Questions?


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