Animal Disaster Training: Assessing Disaster Preparedness and Perceptions of Responders
| Contributor(s):: Carla L. Huston
Extension has an important role in addressing animal issues in communities. An evaluation of animal disaster preparedness and perceptions of participants in a large-animal emergency training course was conducted through precourse and postcourse surveys, and survey data from first responders...
Are local offices of emergency management prepared for people with disabilities? Results from the FEMA Region 9 Survey
| Contributor(s):: Gershon, R. R., Muska, M. A., Zhi, Q., Kraus, L. E.
Canine Complements to Psychological First Aid
| Contributor(s):: Yvonne Eaton-Stull, Craig Sewall
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a well-established, evidence-informed behavioral health intervention designed for use by mental health and other disaster-relief responders to help support survivors following a disaster. Establishing connections, supporting adaptive coping, enhancing emotional...
Excluded but not forgotten: Veterinary emergency care during emergencies and disasters
| Contributor(s):: Martin, N. D., Pascual, J. L., Hirsch, J., Holena, D. N., Kaplan, L. J.
Companion animals and disasters: The role of Human Services Organisations
| Contributor(s):: John Darroch, Carole Adamson
INTRODUCTION: Companion animals have often been treated as an afterthought, or ignored, by those involved in planning for and responding to disasters. This omission in planning for the needs of companion animals has been predicated upon a failure to recognise the emotional bond between...
Effect of Pets on Human Behavior and Stress in Disaster
| Contributor(s):: Aki Tanaka, Jun Saeki, Shin-ichi Hayama, Philip H. Kass
Animal-related consequences were not anticipated in disaster preparedness planning in Japan at the time of its massive earthquakes in 2011. Evacuation failure was quite common due to pet ownership in this disaster. Public attention to the welfare of affected animals in this disaster triggered an...
A Survey of Companion-Animal Owners Affected by the East Japan Great Earthquake in Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, Japan
| 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...
Disaster Preparedness among Service Dog Puppy- Raisers (Human Subject Sample)
| Contributor(s):: DeYoung, S. E., Farmer, A. K., Callaro, Z., Naar, S.
Little is known about the ways in which puppy raisers engage in disaster preparedness for their puppies (or “guide dogs in training”). The aim of this research is to understand disaster preparedness among service dog puppy raisers. A web-based survey was distributed to people...
Why Not the City?: Urban Hawk Watching and the End of Nature
| Contributor(s):: Hunold, Christian
Did Harvey Learn from Katrina? Initial Observations of the Response to Companion Animals during Hurricane Harvey
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| Contributor(s):: Steve Glassey
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 became the genesis of animal emergency management and created significant reforms in the US particularly the passage of the Pets Emergency and Transportation Standards Act in 2006 that required state and local emergency management arrangements to be...
Man's Best Friend
| Contributor(s):: L. Stein
Search and Rescue Dogs
| Contributor(s):: J. J. Ensminger
Crisis and disaster response counseling with therapy animals
| Contributor(s):: C. K. Chandler
Shooting them isn't the answer : why pets matter in disasters
With over 44% of those failing to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina doing so in part because they were unable to take their pets, the issue of pets in disasters has become a major issue and focus for emergency managers worldwide. The academic consensus is that pets are seen as part of the human...
Conflicting perspectives on nonhuman animal rescues in natural disasters
| Contributor(s):: Every, D., Due, C., Thompson, K., Ryan, J.
Nonhuman animal guardians are more at risk during natural disasters because they are likely to delay or refuse evacuation and return to evacuated disaster sites to rescue animals. Research on the human-animal bond (HAB) views animal guardians' actions as a reflection of a strong attachment....
Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao
| Contributor(s):: Antonio, L. S., Valencio, N. F. L. da S.
Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters...
Medicina veterinária de desastres e catástrofes : contributo para a extensão do Plano Municipal de Emergência de Proteção Civil de Lisboa aos animais de companhia
| Contributor(s):: José Filipe Miranda Vieira
Os desastres têm capacidade de acometer ecossistemas completos provocando distúrbios na fauna e flora e atingem populações que, pela própria definição de desastre, não são capazes de dar uma resposta adequada. Quando estes ocorrem...
"Don't Just Do Something … Stand There!" Emergency Responders' Peri-Incident Perceptions of Animal Owners in Bushfire
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Anne Nosworthy Westcott, Kevin Ronan, Hilary Bambrick, Melanie Taylor
Narrowing the awareness–preparedness gap in bushfires (wildfires) means that new strategies and tactics will be needed to improve human safety and survival in this increasingly frequent and severe globally significant natural hazard. One way to do this is to explore the peri-event...
Introduction to working with animal assisted crisis response animal handler teams
| Contributor(s):: Greenbaum, Susan D.
On-site veterinary medical evaluation and care of working dogs and horses at the 2012 Republican National Convention
| Contributor(s):: Chatfield, J. A., Dewell, R., Miranda, A. J., Wilcox, S., Vannieuwenhoven, T. J.
Objective - To describe on-site veterinary medical care for working dogs and horses deployed for the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Fla, August 24 to 30, 2012. Design - Retrospective case series. Sample - 130 dogs and 45 horses. Procedures - Data collected included breed,...