This briefing note highlights the gaps which need addressing in policy and practice and provides key recommendations for policy makers in relation to the role of animals for disaster recovery in society, ownership and marginalised groups.
This paper describes a campaign developed by World Animal Protection designed to increase the level of preparedness of pet owners in Costa Rica. The campaign was implemented in 2012-2014 following a quantitative research study that determined the gaps in
Given animals' importance to people's psychosocial well-being and economic livelihood, World Animal Protection suggests that the Caribbean and other regions should rethink this risk management plans to include pets.
Having now become home to seven of the most costliest catastrophes in Canadian history (Morgan 2016), the Province of Alberta has the opportunity to become an international leader in emergency disaster management (EDM) protocols by incorporating the safe
New research has created a model that could provide information during a given storm about how many shelters are required and which ones should be transformed into a special needs or pet-friendly facility. The model will help ensure the evacuation of seniors who may not leave because of pets and special needs.
Animal ownership has been identified as a risk factor for human survivability of natural disasters. Animal guardians have been reported to react or act in ways that may put their own safety and that of emergency services personnel at risk when faced with
In this study, six key officials involved in the response to Hurricane Harvey underwent a semi-structured interview to investigate the impact of the Pets Emergency and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act on preparedness and response. Though the results