If you care for multiple animals, you need to have plans in place for emergencies like a full evacuation, power outage, water contamination and home/facility damage. Use the check list below to help you prepare the plans and collect the supplies you will need to help the animals in your care.
If you know you will need help during
an evacuation, let us know!
A disaster plan for multiple animal facilities and homes should include the following:
_____ Full plan in writing kept
easily accessible on-site. Have a back-up
_____ Training that is provided for
staff and volunteers in emergency
_____ Staff who maintain contact on days off/ vacation in case of disaster
_____ Staff who will automatically report in case of emergency/disaster
_____ Volunteer phone list with each person's area of expertise listed
_____ Back-up plan for when
volunteers don't show up (or can't show up
_____ Step by step evacuation plan in
writing including: Where to find
_____ How animals will be identified if they need to be evacuated quickly
_____ Supplies on hand for
Evacuation: Temp ID collars and list that can be
_____ Transportation plans and alternate plans for evacuation of animals
_____ List of phone numbers
including: Police/Sheriff, Fire Department
_____ Plans for the major disasters:
Tornado, Flood, Winter storm, Drought, Structure
_____ Do your employees and volunteers have personal plans in place?
_____ Plan for dead animals and facility waste if garbage pick-up is not available
_____ Food/feed delivery to the facility when access may be restricted
_____ Full first aid kit in case of
injuries when emergency services are not
Tri-State CART members will be happy
to work with you in-person and do a walk-though to
be sure your facility is ready for an emergency if
you are within our response area. If you are not
within our response area, we can help by email or
phone or direct you to your nearest CART type team.
you have multiple animals in your care, please let
the Team Captain in your area know your name,
address, how many animals and what type of animals
you have. If you choose, you may also provide
contact information such as a phone number. If the
phone lines are still operational, we may be able to
use this to check on you and verify if you need any
This can include individuals that have multiple animals/pets and that cannot transport them by themselves, shelters, animal rescues, farms, research facilities, sanctuaries, etc.
Help us, help you! Don't assume that we know where you are or that you might need help. The phone lines may not be operational for you to reach us once the disaster strikes.
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