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  1. Companion Animals and Online Discourse: Victim-Blaming and Animal Evacuation

    Contributor(s):: Reed, Ashley E., DeYoung, Sarah E., Farmer, Ashley K.

    People often intentionally or unintentionally leave companion animals behind in an evacuation during a hazard event. In online animal rescue forums, people curate, comment on, and engage in posts during and after disasters. Many times, the content of the posts and comments to the posts are...

  2. Effect of Pets on Human Behavior and Stress in Disaster

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    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...

  3. Kyne–Donner Model of Authority’s Recommendation and Hurricane Evacuation Decisions: A Study of Hypothetical Hurricane Event in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas

    Contributor(s):: Kyne, Dean, Donner, William

  4. Shooting them isn't the answer : why pets matter in disasters

    Contributor(s):: Steve Glassey

    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...

  5. Indicators of success: measuring outcomes of evacuating pets in state and local emergency preparedness operational plans in area of economic and public health value

    Contributor(s):: Anda R. Arms

    On October 6, 2006 President Bush signed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS Act, Pub. Law No. 109-308). The Act ensures that state and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major...

  6. Resources for Pet, Poultry and Livestock Owners Affected by Natural Disasters

    Contributor(s):: Floron C. Faries, Jason J. Cleere

    This publication lists agencies and other organizations that can help locate missing pets and livestock, assist with carcass disposal, provide animal feed, and help in other ways after a disaster. There are phone numbers and Web addresses for each organization.

  7. No Pet Left Behind: Accommodating Pets in Emergency Planning

    Contributor(s):: Leonard, Hillary A., Scammon, Debra L.

  8. Evacuating Populations with Special Needs [US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration]

    Animals have the same general needs as people during evacuations—safety, food, water, and shelter. However, due to the variety of animals that are domesticated and under human care, there are a wide variety of needs in handling, transporting, and sheltering these animals.

  9. Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter

    Contributor(s):: Gail Laule, Jacob Casper, Sebastian Heath, Robert Linnabary, Andrej Romanovsky

    The Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter for Oct-Dec 1993. Contains "The Use of Behavioral Management Techniques to Reduce or Eliminate Abnormal Behavior" by Gail Laule, "Preparing the Farm and Farm Animals for Disasters by Jacob Casper, Sebastian E. Heath, and Robert D. Linnabary, and...

  10. An epidemiological study of public and animal health consequences of pet ownership in a disaster: The January 1997 flood of Yuba County, California

    Contributor(s):: Heath, Sebastian Eugen

  11. Animals and Disasters

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    Contributor(s):: Sebastian E. Heath

    This presentation looks at disasters and their implications on pet owners and pets. It includes information regarding pet abandonment, pet rescue, and evacuation failure.