Friday, February 12, 2010

Companion animals during emergencies

A quite interesting blog post on Stuff about pets and emergencies -

Companion animals is something that needs to be looked at seriously. The most pertinent paraphrased quote that I heard came from someone looking at the aftermath of various US hurricanes - until we deal with the issue of companion animals in our planning, people will continue to die. If people aren't allowed to take their animals with them when they evacuate, some people will refuse to leave.

Some of the comments on that blog post are great - it's good to see that people have actually thought about how they are going to take care of their pets. Other comments not so much...

1 comment:

Gavin Treadgold said...

The full report has just been posted on the IAEM Oceania website. It can be downloaded here. Cheers Gav