The HSUS Emergency Placement Program is not only about the placement of victims from cruelty and neglect, it is about the partnership. Our partners often times respond with us on the ground during large scale cruelty cases and disasters, work on community level issues and stay up to date on state and federal level initiatives.
Disasters are inherently chaotic. Whether it’s a flood or a hurricane, everything can change at a moment’s notice. In large-scale cruelty seizures, the scene can be equally as crazy, especially when you’re looking after hundreds of animals and people are working around the clock. Emergency sheltering requires different resources and protocols than permanent sheltering, and when you’re preparing for it, you’ll need to consider everything from supplies to staffing to intake. Through planning and partnerships, you can bring order to chaos and better help the animals in your care.