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  • September 1, 2009

    Fire & Ice

    The season that brought the worst ice storm in decades to Massachusetts brought the worst bushfires in history to the Australian state of Victoria. In this double feature, two shelter staff who worked through the disasters tell their stories, and emphasize the value of being prepared.

  • September 1, 2009

    Q & A: Seeking Higher Ground for Animals in Disasters

    In her recently released Filling the Ark, author and sociologist Leslie Irvine argues for better catastrophe planning and a new view of animals. She discusses her work and her on-the-ground experiences following Hurricane Katrina.

  • May 1, 2009

    Shelter Medicine: Handling Large Scale Raids

    Animals brought to shelters in mass numbers don't just come from animal hoarders. They may also arrive from raids on puppy mills, pet shops, or illegal animal shipments, or be victims of natural or manmade disasters. All shelters should have a plan in place for handling the influx when such situations occur.

  • May 1, 2009

    To the Rescue: Facing the Flames

    Wildfires don't deter animal control supervisor from saving hundreds of pets, livestock

  • March 1, 2009

    Katrina's Silver Lining

    Before the storm, animal welfare advocates were often left out of state and federal disaster planning. But the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina made the link between saving animals' lives and saving humans' all too clear.

  • November 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Bringing Them Home, But Not For Bacon

    In the course of saving dozens of dehydrated, malnourished, and severely sunburned Iowa pigs stranded on a Mississippi River levee by flooding, rescuers found they had to move beyond the initial rescue plan. Way beyond.

  • November 1, 2008

    Q & A: A Flood of Emotion

    Dr. Chris Duke of the Bienville Medical Center in Mississippi talks about his community's emotional aftershocks from Katrina, and how residual pet and owner stresses flow into one another.

  • September 15, 2008

    Sample Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Documents from Local Organizations

    View documents created and used by local organizations and groups around the country to prepare their facilities for disasters and other emergencies.

  • July 1, 2008

    Will Your Response be a Natural Disaster?

    A mock shelter evacuation illuminates the good, the bad, and the potentially lethal during crisis response.

  • March 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Into the Fire

    With flames threatening people and animals, rescuers in California braved the heat of blazing wildfires that were closing in on San Diego.

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