Emergency Animal Rescue Saving The Lives

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This two-day course explores the methods for sheltering animals affected by disaster. The course includes key topics such as selecting a location and setting up an emergency animal shelter; implementation of the ICS; the needs of various animals; logistics; health and safety of the disaster responders and the animals in their care; and teamwork. The class includes table-top exercises so students can practice what they have learned throughout the class.To find class and registration information about the HSUS disaster courses, click on "On-site Workshops;" then enter "disaster" in the course search field, and click on "go." The currently available classes will be listed.

Over the past few years, the emergency community has had to respond to all types of large animal incidents. The principles of using slings and ropes for animal rescue are not new. The N.E.A.R. course strives to teach first responders to use rescue equipment specifically designed for large animals safely and efficiently.
Scenerios that will be taught include overturned and wrecked trailers or livestock haulers, large animals stuck in the mud, a well or in a confined space. It is not uncommon for good intentioned, untrained rescuers to be seriously hurt or even killed durong these types of rescue attempts.

As the only program of its kind in the state of Arizona, we maintain the only radio-equipped emergency ambulance fleet just for sick and injured stray animals in the Valley. And our EAMT™ program is endorsed by the Phoenix Police Department, the Phoenix Fire Department, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and VTEC, the state’s leading provider of veterinary technician education courses.

This step will take considerable time and thought. When choosing a temporary caregiver, consider someone who lives close to your residence. He or she should be someone who is generally home during the day while you are at work or has easy access to your home. A set of keys should be given to this trusted individual. This may work well with neighbors who have pets of their own—you may even swap responsibilities, depending upon who has accessibility.


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