A Survey of Companion-Animal Owners Affected by the East Japan Great Earthquake in Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, Japan
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yamazaki, Sakiko
The unprecedented East Japan Great Earthquake in March 2011 impacted many humans as well as animals. To date, only national surveys that do not necessarily focus on the heavily impacted areas have been administered, and there is a lack of data on the situation for companion animals and their...
Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.
One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf coast of the United States in late August, 2005, was such a disaster. This study assessed the...
Ready or not: evacuating an animal shelter during a mock emergency
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Irvine, L.
The signing of the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Act into law will require states to include companion and service animals in their disaster response plans. Consequently, animal stakeholders across the United States are or will be involved in assessing their response capabilities as a part...
Risk factors for pet evacuation failure after a slow-onset disaster
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sebastian E. Heath, Philip Kass, Larry Glickman, Alan M. Beck
Predictors of pet evacuation failure are usually present before a disaster strikes and are potentially modifiable. Mitigation of pet evacuation failure should focus on activities that reinforce responsible pet ownership and strengthen the human-animal bond, including socializing dogs, attending...
[Psycho-social stress in humans at mass slaughter of farm animals]
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wichert von Holten, S.
Tropical storm and hurricane recovery and preparedness strategies
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Goodwin, B. S., Jr., Donaho, J. C.
The goal of this article is to present lessons learned from the devastating effects of two specific natural disasters in Texas: Tropical Storm Allison, which flooded Houston in June 2001, and Hurricane Ike, which caused severe damage in Galveston in September 2008. When a disaster is predictable,...
Risk communication, value judgments, and the public-policy maker relationship in a climate of public sensitivity toward animals: revisiting Britain's foot and mouth crisis. (Special issue: Farm animal diseases in context)
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anthony, R.
This paper offers some suggestions on, and encouragement for, how to be better at risk communication in times of agricultural crisis. During the foot and mouth epizootic, the British public, having no precedent to deal with such a rapid and widespread epizootic, no existing rules or conventions,...
Emergency and disaster planning at Ohio animal shelters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Decker, S. M., Lord, L. K., Walker, W. L., Wittum, T. E.
Results of a cross-sectional study to determine the level of emergency and disaster response planning at Ohio nonhuman animal shelters and the role Ohio agencies have in emergency and disaster response planning in their communities indicated a lack of preparedness coupled with underutilization of...
Caring During Crisis: Animal Welfare During Pandemics and Natural Disasters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Millman, S. T.
From April 29 to May 1, 2007, the University of Guelph hosted a symposium, Caring During Crisis: Animal Welfare During Pandemics and Natural Disasters, with the objectives (a) of raising awareness about how nonhuman animals and the people who care for them are affected during emergencies and (b)...
Agricultural animals help families recover from tsunami
Epidemiologic features of pet evacuation failure in a rapid-onset disaster
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heath, S. E., Voeks, S. K., Glickman, L. T.
Human health concerns from pet ownership after a tornado
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heath, S. E., Champion, M.
A Study of Pet Rescue in Two Disasters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heath, Sebastian, Voeks, Susan, Glickman, Larry
Introduction to working with animal assisted crisis response animal handler teams
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Greenbaum, Susan D.
Psychological impact of the animal-human bond in disaster preparedness and response
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hall, M. J., Ng, A., Ursano, R. J., Holloway, H., Fullerton, C., Casper, J.
Factors influencing psychological distress during a disease epidemic: Data from Australia's first outbreak of equine influenza
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melanie Taylor, Kingsley E Agho, Garry J Stevens, Beverley Raphael
Background: In 2007 Australia experienced its first outbreak of highly infectious equine influenza. Government disease control measures were put in place to control, contain, and eradicate the disease; these measures included movement restrictions and quarantining of properties. This...
Ethics and animal protection: animals in disasters
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Johnston, Lucas F.
Conservation of resources and coping self-efficacy predicting distress following a natural disaster: A causal model analysis where the environment meets the mind
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Benight, Charles C., Ironson, Gail, Klebe, Kelli, Carver, Charles S., Wynings, Christina, Burnett, Kent, Greenwood, Debra, Baum, Andrew, Schneiderman, Neil
Human and pet-related risk factors for household evacuation failure during a natural disaster
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heath, S. E., Kass, P. H., Beck, A. M., Glickman, L. T.
Katrina and the Cat: Responding to Society's Expendables
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ellis, Carolyn
Foot and Mouth Disease and British agriculture: ethics in a crisis
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mepham, B.
The 2001 foot and mouth disease outbreak in the UK has had widespread adverse effects on the farming community, the tourist industry, millions of farm animals, the environment, and citizens' quality of life. This report summarizes the course of the epidemic and then questions the ethical validity...
Why should we care about nonhuman animals during times of crisis?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Appleby, M. C., Stokes, T.
Incentives to care for nonhuman animals derive in part from the extent to which people depend on animals for food, for livelihood, and for cultural and psychological reasons as well as from the duty to protect animals in their care. When attention is turned to solving and preventing animal...
Animal disease and human trauma: the psychosocial implications of the 2001 UK foot and mouth disease disaster
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mort, M., Baxter, J., Bailey, C., Convery, I.
The 2001 UK foot and mouth disease (FMD) crisis is commonly understood to have been a nonhuman animal problem, an economic industrial crisis that was resolved after eradication. By using a different lens, a longitudinal ethnographic study of the health and social consequences of the epidemic, the...
How is animal welfare addressed in Canada's emergency response plans?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wittnich, C., Belanger, M.
In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita clearly revealed that even in the United States the welfare of companion animals and nonhuman animals in the wild, zoo, or aquarium was not considered within the evacuation plans for their human caretakers (owners). The lack of proper planning and trained...
Mental Health and Recovery in the Gulf Coast After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weisler, Richard H., Barbee, James G. I. V., Townsend, Mark H.
Field treatment of search dogs: lessons learned from the World Trade Center disaster
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Otto, C. M., Franz, M. A., Kellogg, B., Lewis, R., Murphy, L., Lauber, G.
The impact of pet loss on the perceived social support and psychological distress of hurricane survivors
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lowe, Sarah R., Rhodes, Jean E., Zwiebach, Liza, Chan, Christian S.
Associations between pet loss and posthurricane perceived social support and psychological distress were explored. Participants (N = 365) were primarily low-income African American single mothers who were initially part of an educational intervention study. All participants were exposed to...
Broken bond: An exploration of human factors associated with companion animal loss during Hurricane Katrina
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zottarelli, Lisa K.
Filling the ark : animal welfare in disasters
Books | Contributor(s): Irvine, Leslie
Epidemiologic study of cats and dogs affected by the 1991 Oakland fire
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heath, S. E., Kass, P., Hart, L., Zompolis, G.
Assisting older victims of disasters: roles and responsibilities for social workers
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Torgusen, Barbara L., Kosberg, Jordan I.
Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters: Introduction
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine
This is the introduction to "Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters."When disasters strike, people are not the only victims. Hurricane Katrina raised public attention about how disasters affect dogs, cats, and other animals considered members of the human family. In this short but powerful...
Supporting Pet-to-Family Reunification in Disaster by Leveraging Human and Machine Computation
Theses | Contributor(s): Barron, Joshua Franklin
An epidemiological study of public and animal health consequences of pet ownership in a disaster: The January 1997 flood of Yuba County, California
Theses | Contributor(s): Heath, Sebastian Eugen
The role of pets in the experience of Hurricane Charley victims: A phenomenological study
Theses | Contributor(s): Orr, Amy E.
Dimensions of the human-animal bond and evacuation decisions among pet owners during Hurricane Ike
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brackenridge, S., Zottarelli, L. K., Rider, E., Carlsen-Landy, B.
The events of Hurricane Katrina focused attention on the plight of companion animals and their human guardians during disasters. One result was the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act of 2006. Hurricane Ike, one of the first mass evacuation events after the legislation was...
Pet ownership and evacuation prior to Hurricane Irene
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, M. G., Bogue, K., Rohrbaugh, N.
No pet or their person left behind: increasing the disaster resilience of vulnerable groups through animal attachment, activities and networks
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thompson, K., Every, D., Rainbird, S., Cornell, V., Smith, B., Trigg, J.
Increased vulnerability to natural disasters has been associated with particular groups in the community. This includes those who are considered de facto vulnerable (children, older people, those with disabilities etc.) and those who own pets (not to mention pets themselves). The potential for...
Shelter from the storm: Companion animal emergency planning in nine states
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Austin, Jessica J.
Save me, save my dog: Increasing natural disaster preparedness and survival by addressing human-animal relationships
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kirrilly Thompson
The willingness of people to risk their own lives during disasters to save those of animals has been well documented. Existing research characterises animals and pet ownership as risk factors for early evacuation from—and survival of—natural disasters. However, given high pet...
Trajectories of psychological distress among low-income, female survivors of Hurricane Katrina
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lowe, S. R., Rhodes, J. E.
The purpose of this study was to investigate trajectories of psychological distress among low-income, primarily unmarried and African American women who survived Hurricane Katrina (N = 386). Data were collected in the year prior to the hurricane as well as approximately 1 and 3 years...
Determining the Differences in Hurricane Perception and Evacuation Behavior in the Elderly of South Carolina
Theses | Contributor(s): Bowser, Gregg
Animal welfare in disaster management
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Vroegindewey, G.
Hope after the storm
Books | Contributor(s): McCoy, Armand, McKeown, Gentry, Graham, Jason, Nguyen, Chris
Children and the human-animal bond: minimizing pet loss during disasters
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Travis, Holly J., Jalongo, Mary Renck
Connecticut Stable Offers Free Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Response to Newtown
Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions for Children Exposed to Nonrelational Traumatic Events
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Forman-Hoffman, Valerie L., Zolotor, Adam J., McKeeman, Joni L., Blanco, Roberto, Knauer, Stefanie R., Lloyd, Stacey W., Goldman Fraser, Jenifer, Viswanathan, Meera
Challenges of Managing Animals in Disasters in the U.S.
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sebastian Heath, Robert D. Linnabary
Common to many of the repeated issues surrounding animals in disasters in the U.S. is a pre-existing weak animal health infrastructure that is under constant pressure resulting from pet overpopulation. Unless this root cause is addressed, communities remain vulnerable to similar issues with...
Perceptions of pet owners in urban Latin America on protection of their animals during disasters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hesterberg, Uta W., Huertas, Gerardo, Appleby, Michael C.
Emergency Planning for Animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tuttle, Hilary
Comfort in Times of Crisis
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Younger, Sandra Millers
Action research to expand HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) teams in the United States
Theses | Contributor(s): Eaton-Stull, Yvonne
Emergency preparedness and pet ownership: A secondary data analysis
Theses | Contributor(s): Gettis, Daphnee V. E.
Mental health and general wellness in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lowe, Sarah R., Joshi, Spruha, Pietrzak, Robert H., Galea, Sandro, Cerda, Magdalena
The critical need for animal disaster response plans
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rogers, C.
Combat operational stress control in Iraq and Afghanistan: army occupational therapy
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Smith-Forbes, Enrique, Najera, Cecilia, Hawkins, Donald
One of the primary roles for U.S. Army Occupational Therapists (OTs) during combat operations is the Behavioral Health (BH) mission. Army OTs have been involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) providing BH treatment to service members, serving in Brigade...
Animal Welfare and Natural Disasters - An Italian Experience
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paolo Dalla Villa
Agriculture Emergencies: A Primer for First Responders
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Johnnie L. Gilpen Jr., Hélène Carabin, James L. Regens, Ray W. Burden Jr.