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The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
The What Ifs, Dealing with Animals - Dawna  Michalke,  Texas Animal Health Commission
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  • 1. What Ifs…. Dealing With Animals Fort Bend County Emergency Preparedness Workshop 2009 Texas Animal Health Commission Dawna Michalke
  • 2. Texas Animal Health Commission State regulatory agency responsible for dealing with diseases of Livestock and Poultry
  • 3. Traditional Responders for Animal Diseases <ul><li>Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak- Rusk County </li></ul><ul><li>Avian Influenza outbreaks- Hopkins, Lee and Gonzales Counties </li></ul><ul><li>Exotic Newcastle Disease outbreak- El Paso </li></ul><ul><li>BSE situation </li></ul>
  • 4. Emergency Management emerges to forefront in agency mission <ul><li>TAHC added to State Emergency Management Council in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed lead agency for ALL animal disasters by GDEM </li></ul><ul><li>Involved in natural disasters as well as disease situations </li></ul>
  • 5. As an agency, we spent our entire existence saying “we don’t do pets” Now, when it comes to disaster preparedness, we do pets!
  • 6. Enter TXSART!! Created by TAHC to address the companion animal side of things!
  • 7. Why Prepare For Animals?
  • 8. <ul><li>PETS Act of 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>In order to receive FEMA reimbursement in the event of a disaster, state and local jurisdictions must plan for sheltering and evacuation of pets prior to a disaster. </li></ul><ul><li>$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Animal issues ARE people issues! </li></ul>
  • 10. In an emergency situation, you may have to deal with animals!
  • 11. Why not include animals in your planning?
  • 12. 2002 Fort Bend County Livestock Statistics <ul><li>Cattle 981 Farms 54,592 Head </li></ul><ul><li>Hogs 33 Farms 1,367 Head </li></ul><ul><li>Poultry 205 Farms </li></ul><ul><li>Horses 494 Farms 3400 Head </li></ul><ul><li>Sheep 31 Farms 622 Head </li></ul><ul><li>Goats 20 Farms 217 Head </li></ul>
  • 13. Pets <ul><li>Population of Fort Bend County </li></ul><ul><li>X 62% </li></ul><ul><li>Each household having @ least one pet! </li></ul><ul><li>Average is 1.5 pph </li></ul><ul><li>30,000 x 62% = 18,600 x 1.5 = 27900 </li></ul><ul><li>Result = A LOT OF ANIMALS! </li></ul>
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  • 15. What If……
  • 16. … your community was affected by <ul><li>A tornado </li></ul><ul><li>A transportation accident involving animals </li></ul><ul><li>A hurricane </li></ul><ul><li>A flood </li></ul><ul><li>A wildfire </li></ul><ul><li>A foreign animal disease </li></ul><ul><li>A CBRNE event </li></ul>
  • 17. If…. … .Then
  • 18. Evacuation <ul><li>How would you conduct an evacuation? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have the resources to move people and animals? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know who does? </li></ul><ul><li>How long would an evacuation take? Partial? Complete? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have MOU or MOA w/ other jurisdictions to assist? </li></ul>
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  • 23. Shelter <ul><li>Have you identified facilities to serve as shelters? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of shelter will you operate? </li></ul><ul><li>Pet friendly? Collocated? Animal only? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a large animal facility? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have volunteers to run a shelter? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your communities shelter capacity? </li></ul><ul><li>Donations management? </li></ul>
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  • 32. Rescue <ul><li>Do you have an “animal” rescue team in your county? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know any rescue groups? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you equipped to train volunteers to conduct rescue activities? </li></ul>
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  • 43. Euthanasia <ul><li>Do you have a veterinarian identified in your jurisdiction who can provide euthanasia to critically injured/dying animals? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you identified a back-up to this individual? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you identified a back-up to this individual? </li></ul>
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  • 47. Carcass Disposal <ul><li>Do you have heavy equipment to dig a big hole? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have neighbors that do? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a landfill in your community? Does it accept animal carcasses? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the regulations regarding burning in your community? </li></ul><ul><li>What are water table concerns when burying? </li></ul>
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  • 58. … because Animal Health Matters!
  • 59. Contact Information <ul><li>Dawna Michalke </li></ul><ul><li>P. O. Box 682 </li></ul><ul><li>Sealy, TX 77474 </li></ul><ul><li>979-877-4584 cell </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  • 60. Resources <ul><li>www.tahc.state.tx.us </li></ul><ul><li>Our site will have documents that may assist in planning </li></ul><ul><li>www.txsart.org </li></ul><ul><li>This site provides links to other related sites which contain valuable information </li></ul>

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