Tim Collins, of the Santa Barbara Equine Assistance and Evacuation Team, demonstrating evacuation techniques at a PAHS seminar for stable managers and first responders.
Disaster preparedness for you and your animals
Each time disaster strikes, people are caught off guard, with tragic results for the pets and farm animals who depend on them. Injured, lost, and frightened animals are left to fend for themselves, and often wander or are taken miles from home to shelters where they are killed, only because their human companions don't know where to look.
With a generous grant from the Red Cross of Northern California, the Palo Alto Humane Society has created a series of “Prepare the Animals” flyers to inform you how to prepare for emergencies.
The Palo Alto Humane Society recommends that you periodically check with the American Red Cross and animal shelters in your area for up to date information on local evacuation procedures and temporary shelters for you and your animals. For Palo Alto and neighboring communities, you can contact the Red Cross at
(650) 688-0415 and Palo Alto Animal Services at (650) 496-5971. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is another good resource for you and your pets. Visit the FEMA website by clicking here.
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