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    • 1. Georgia Dept. of Agriculture CEMA Savannah, Georgia May 3, 2010 Presented by: Laura Blanton & Dianna DeLoach Mary Greene, Director
    • 2. Emergency Support Function 11
      • Under ESF 11, Agriculture, GDA is tasked with assisting with animal friendly shelters in disaster
      • County Emergency Operations Centers also have ESF 11 desks
      • The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act was enacted in 2006 to ensure that the needs of companion animals and their owners are addressed by local and state government.
    • 3. PETS Act
      • “ Authorizes search, rescue, care, and shelter of pets and service animals as a type of essential assistance to be provided after a major disaster declaration.”
      • (P.L. 109-295, §689 (b) Stafford Act amended Sec. 403)
    • 4. Service Animals
      • According to the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006 (PETS Act), “the Director shall ensure that such plans (state and local) take into account the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals prior to, during, and following a major disaster or emergency .” (Public Law 109-308, Section 2 (b)(3)).
    • 5. Georgia is a Host State!
      • 5 Neighboring States: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama
      • This has a huge impact on disaster preparations in Georgia. Not only do we need to prepare for our own citizens evacuating within the state, but we also prepare for neighboring evacuees coming in.
    • 6. Phases of Disaster
      • Preparation Phase: local Animal Disaster Plans (ADPs); see disc for reference
      • Alert Phase: Notification Procedures, Declarations
      • Response Phase: setting up shelter, SAR, veterinary medical care, care of animals
      • Demobilization Phase: shutting down facility, C&D, owner re-unification; final debriefing
      • Recovery Phase: collective effort, getting back to norm, takes time
    • 7. Incident Command System
      • We operate under the Incident Command System (ICS) during an event to ensure that everyone is speaking the same language, operating under the same system, and maintaining proper span of control
      • Encourage you take IS 100, 200 & 700 if you have not already: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp
    • 8. Incident Command System Incident Commander Finance Logistics Operations Safety Officer PIO Animal Friendly Shelter Planning
    • 9. Where Does Animal Sheltering Fit? Sample Animal Branch Operations Section Animal Branch Animal Sheltering Animal Search & rescue Veterinary Medical Animal Decontamination Pet A Equine Pet B
    • 10. ICS basic features
      • Expands and contracts with incident needs
        • Individuals may hold multiple ICS positions in smaller endeavors
      • Span of control is 3-7
      • Everyone has an assignment
      • Everyone knows who they report to!
    • 11. Planning
      • Projecting needs
        • Personnel
        • Equipment/supplies
      • Documentation
      • Technical specialists
      • Demobilization
      • Monitor Incident Action Plan from ICP
      • Prepare Incident Action Plan (IAP) if needed
    • 12. Logistics
      • Communication methods and approved use needs to be identified in debriefing sessions
        • External
          • Phone, fax, Internet, radio, satellite phone
        • Internal
          • Walkie-talkies
          • Bulletin board
        • Media monitoring
          • Radio, TV, Internet
      • Transportation
        • People coming from communal shelter (is their a schedule?)
        • Animals (entry/exit)
      • Facilities Management
        • Break Room
        • First Aid Area/Medical
        • Bathroom
      • Security
        • People, supplies
        • Animals (entry/exit)
    • 13. Setting up the Shelter
      • Gubernatorial Declaration
      • Establish the maximum # of animals to be housed
      • Review Chain of Command with all staff
      • AFS is co-located with Red Cross Shelter
      • Establish Security Checkpoints
      • ID Safety Officer/First Aid Station
      • Bio-Security measures are established and in place
      • Fire Extinguishing Device is functional
    • 14. Facility Expectations
      • Adequate food
      • Adequate water
      • Adequate lighting
      • Adequate temperature control
      • Adequate ventilation
      • Classification & Separation
      • Drainage
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Humane Care
      • Interior surfaces
      • Pest Control
      • Sanitation
      • Shelter from the elements
      • Space requirements
      • Storage
      • Structural strength
      • Tethering
      • Waste Disposal
      • Euthanasia
      • Adoption of injured, diseased, or abnormal animals must be provided in writing
    • 15. Shelter Staff and Volunteers
      • GDA Employee and Contractors
      • VOAD Volunteers: (HAGA)
      • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Member
      • Veterinarians, Vet Techs and Vet Schools
      • Petsmart Charities: Emergency Waggin
      • HSUS Disaster Services
      • Ascertain shelter volunteers are affiliated with a recognized organization, otherwise they can not participate
    • 16. Volunteers
      • Liability Forms
      • Training—MUST BE PART OF THE SYSTEM TO ASSIST
      • Maintain updated Notification Lists
    • 17. SUV Management
      • If not needed
        • Referral to volunteer center
        • Take contact info
        • Provide info on organization and volunteer opportunities
        • THANK THEM
        • But don’t be afraid to say no
      • If needed
        • Supervise with trained volunteer/staff
        • “ Just In Time” training
        • “ Safe” jobs
    • 18. Intake
      • Identification
        • Origin
          • Address vs. proximity
          • GPS data for ASAR
        • Description
          • Written description
          • Digital photo with owner
          • Microchip scan
          • Medical history (rabies/behavior)
        • Identification
          • Tyvek collar/tags
          • Microchip
          • Brands
        • Signed release/trans.
    • 19. Intake/Check-In Assignment
      • Identification:
        • Paperwork (Contact Form, Check In Packet, Release From and Blank Veterinary Form)
        • Photograph
        • Microchip
      • Triage
        • Veterinarian or technician
        • (Rapid Evaluation)
          • Stable
          • Deferred care
          • Needs immediate care
          • Dead or certain to die
        • Isolation/separation
          • Disease risk
          • Special needs
      • Behavioral triage performed by vet tech
    • 20. Intake Observation
      • Follow Quarantine Disease Protocol
      • Dehydration
      • Heat Stress
      • Aggression
      • If any of these items are noted upon intake, contact Veterinarian or Vet Tech immediately to provide animal assistance
    • 21. Preventive Veterinary Care
      • Vaccinations
        • Veterinary team should establish treatment plan.
        • If no history of vaccination:
          • Rabies (particularly if going to foster care)
          • Dogs: DHLPP, kennel-cough
          • Cats: FVCRP
        • Parasite control: Internal and external
    • 22. Hospital Area
      • Examination dictates location in shelter
        • All dogs require rabies vaccination if not provided by owner
      • Hospital Set-up:
        • ICU
        • Special Needs
        • General Population
        • Isolation
      • Treatment Forms follow animal
      • Animals with Urgent Care Needs should be moved off site as soon as possible
    • 23. Ongoing Animal Care
      • Daily evaluation
        • Eating, drinking?
        • Vomiting/diarrhea?
        • Coughing/sneezing
        • Other health issues
        • Animal(s) missing more than one meal should be reported to veterinary staff
      • Feed and water
        • Check each and every dog and cat twice daily for hydration
      • Sanitation
      • Exercise
      • Rest periods!
      • Daily “inventory” and medical history
    • 24. PPE for Disinfection
        • Gloves
          • Latex or vinyl
          • dishwashing type
        • Eye protection (goggles)
        • Apron, smock or coveralls
    • 25. Bites & Scratches
      • Guidelines/policies
        • Prevention/safety training
        • Post-bite protocols-medical treatment
        • Quarantine protocols (10 days)
        • Risk recognition in companion animals, livestock and wildlife!
      • Cat scratches
        • Cat-scratch fever
      • REPORT ALL BITES to
      • Safety Officer immediately!
    • 26. Rabies
      • Vaccination
        • High risk personnel should receive pre-exposure prophylaxis
        • Antibody titer monitoring once vaccinated
      • Coordination with Public Health Dept.
        • Needed in:
          • Known positive cases
          • Exposure by animals unavailable for testing (such as wildlife)
    • 27. Shelter Work Areas
      • General Population
      • Cats/Exotic Animals
      • ICU & General Care Area
      • Isolation and/or Quarantine Area
      • Intake (Receiving)/Triage Area
    • 28. Security
      • Goals
        • Protect animals:
          • Escape
          • Injury
          • Theft
          • Exposure
        • Protect people:
          • Injury
          • Important to stay hydrated
          • Monitor your personal health, DO NOT OVEREXTEND YOURSELF
        • Control disease spread
          • People
          • Animals
    • 29. Emergency Animal Sheltering Priorities
      • Protecting people
        • Physical safety, zoonotic disease risks
        • Owners, general public, staff, volunteers
      • Protecting animals
        • Physical safety, security, diseases
      • Protecting other property and the environment
        • Shelter site, owner equipment, waterways, etc.
    • 30. Security Practices
      • Limit access
        • Limit access to authorized personnel
        • Identify authorized personnel
        • Limit entry and exit points
      • If co-located
        • Owners need ID
        • Owner ID/Animal ID match
        • Owner Code of Conduct
    • 31. Responsibilities-Local
      • All emergencies are local events!
      • Locally responsible parties
        • Animal control
        • Animal shelters
        • Cooperative Extension/ESF 11
      • Support
        • Veterinary professionals
        • Public health
        • Animal welfare groups
        • Livestock/horse associations
    • 32. EMA Director
      • This is the king/queen during any emergency! They hold all the power. Get to know them now.
      • Any requests for assistance should go through your local Emergency Operations Center/EMA Director. (You shouldn’t be contacting GDA directly because you will not get reimbursed for expenses).
      • CERT Program: Community Emergency Response Teams: do you have one with volunteers to assist in a disaster scenario? You want trained & knowledgeable assistance during an event.
      • Keep Volunteer Lists current and up to date.
      • Local Animal Disaster Plan: Work with your EMA Director to develop a plan. If you don’t have one in place, the Federal Government will not reimburse—federal mandate under the PETS ACT.
      • Plan should identify Animal Friendly Shelter location for those in your community who may require housing assistance for their animals; animals in your area that may require assistance in advance: How many equine/cattle owners do you have? Licensed breeding/kennel facilities? Owners with large numbers of animals. Homeowners with special needs.
    • 33. Documentation
      • Logging and documenting equipment
      • Resources (staff, feed, donations, transportation)
      • Work hours
      • Animals cared for; documentation is extremely important in providing care and to get reimbursed
      • If these items are not properly documented, you will not get reimbursed.
    • 34. Types of Emergency Animal Shelters
      • Co-located shelters
      • Pet animal shelters
      • Expanded use of existing animal facilities
      • Service animal sheltering at citizen emergency shelters
      • Livestock emergency shelters
      • Foster homes
      • Animal facility populations
        • Zoos, sanctuaries, biomedical
      • Mixed efforts
      • Shelter in place!
    • 35. Equipment
      • Consider purchasing similar equipment for use during local disaster incidents
      • Have you checked your equipment to ensure it is still operable?
      • May be able to transfer these items to other counties under reciprocal agreements, helps to build relationships!
    • 36. Equipment
      • GDA has a Companion Animal Trailer that can be deployed during an disaster
      • This trailer is designed to provide housing and associated care items for 50 dogs and 50 cats
      • Includes an office, generator, drug safe, first aid kit, feed bowls, etc.
    • 37. Public Information Officer
      • Important that all information going to media is facilitated through the PIO
      • All donations requests should go through PIO
      • Important to identify # of animals facility can hold, communicate to PIO when nearing level so public will know to go to another AFS
    • 38. Demobilization/Final Debriefing
      • Final Debriefing and Incident Action Plan Assessment should include “Lessons Learned” document.
      • “ Lessons Learned” document should include any comments, suggestions for improvement, and assessment of problem to prevent similar occurences in the future.
      • Key portion to Demobilization process!
      • Consider Critical Incident Stress Debriefing related to events that transpired during the disaster
    • 39. Animal Safe Center
      • Animal Safe Center is located in middle Georgia at Fort Valley State University
      • Capacity for dogs, cats and equine.
      • Use for disaster situations only
      • Governor Declaration and Commissioner authorization prior to opening
    • 40. Q&A
      • Any additional questions can be directed to
      • Venessa Sims-Green, Manager 2
      • Animal Protection Section
      • 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW
      • Atlanta, GA 30334
      • 404-656-4914
      • 800-282-5852
      • [email_address] ov
    • 41.