County Animal Response Team


Companion animals such as dogs and cats are considered part of the family in many homes. In addition, livestock play an important role in our economy. When emergencies such as natural disasters or disease outbreaks occur, they affect both human and animal populations. Therefore, it is important to include plans for animals in preparedness activities to ensure their safety before, during, and after an emergency.

In this course, you will get an overview of why it is important to plan for animals; the types of disasters that affect animals; the purpose and roles of State Animal Response Teams (SARTs) and County Animal Response Teams (CARTs) in preparing, planning and responding to emergencies affecting animals; and how these teams use the Incident Command System to coordinate response.

Name: Margaret Watson
Phone: 518-402-4659
Address: Center for Public Health Preparedness
University at Albany School of Public Health
One University Place
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456

Meta Information
Languages: English
Keywords: pets, animals, Service Animals, Veterinarians
Target Capabiltities: Respond: Animal Health Emergency Support, Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Protect: Food and Agriculture Safety & Defense, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Respond: On-site Incident Managment, Common: Planning, Respond: Volunteer Management and Donations
Universal Task Listing: Protect, Respond, Recover, Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Downloadable, Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Wed Mar 19 13:33:21 -0400 2008
Last Updated: Wed Mar 19 13:33:21 -0400 2008