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Disaster Preparedness for your Pet Braddock District Town Hall Meeting May 31, 2006 (photo by Noah’s Wish)
What you will learn… <ul><li>“ Preparing Pets for Disaster” … can be a lifesaver for people and pets </li></ul><ul><li>Pet...
(Photo by Noah’s Wish)
 
Pets ‘N’ Preparedness, a program of the Fairfax Office of the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area <ul><li>Prep...
Preparing Pets for Disaster   Seminar… Can be a lifesaver for  both people and pets <ul><li>Tuesday, November 14, 2006 </l...
Fairfax County Pet Facts:  <ul><li>1.1 - 1.2 million people & 434,000 households </li></ul><ul><ul><li>63% households with...
 
Pets in Preparedness and Evacuation Failure <ul><li>65% no plan to keep pets safe  (05/06 Red Cross Survey) </li></ul><ul>...
What would you do? (Photo by Noah’s Wish)
Are you  and  your pets ready for disaster? <ul><li>“ Good Ps” = </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Provisions <...
“ Preparing Pets for Disaster”   Guest Speakers <ul><li>County Animal Services Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Red Cross ...
B asic supplies prep for pets   <ul><li>Make Pet Preparedness Kit </li></ul><ul><li>(content detail in seminar) </li></ul>...
What would you do if this was your home? (Photo by Noah’s Wish)
Simple Disaster Evacuation  Planning for Pets <ul><li>Two basic questions you must answer: </li></ul><ul><li>How am I goin...
Community Preparedness:  We can do it together! <ul><li>Fairfax County Animal Services </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfax County Fi...
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Sample Powerpoint I did at Town Hall Meeting in Braddock District to promote the value of including animals in Disaster Preparedness and to promote my upcoming original Preparing Pets for Disaster seminar, sponsored by Red Cross and presented in each District in Fairfax County.

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  1. 1. Disaster Preparedness for your Pet Braddock District Town Hall Meeting May 31, 2006 (photo by Noah’s Wish)
  2. 2. What you will learn… <ul><li>“ Preparing Pets for Disaster” … can be a lifesaver for people and pets </li></ul><ul><li>Pet ownership impact in disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Tips on basic preparedness for pet(s) </li></ul>
  3. 3. (Photo by Noah’s Wish)
  4. 5. Pets ‘N’ Preparedness, a program of the Fairfax Office of the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area <ul><li>Preparing Pets for Disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Guest experts” teach pet owners </li></ul><ul><li>to come up with family emergency and </li></ul><ul><li>disaster plans for pets. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Preparing Pets for Disaster Seminar… Can be a lifesaver for both people and pets <ul><li>Tuesday, November 14, 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7:30-9:15PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Braddock District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kings Park Library Community Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burke Lake Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burke, VA 22015 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by Fairfax Office of the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area </li></ul>
  6. 7. Fairfax County Pet Facts: <ul><li>1.1 - 1.2 million people & 434,000 households </li></ul><ul><ul><li>63% households with pets* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(=273,420 & 1 pet, minimum) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>45% of 63%, with 2 pets* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(+123,039) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12% of 63%, with 3 or more pets* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(+32,810) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total of 429,269+ pets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(not including pet shop, breeder, strays, rescue group and shelter animals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*American Pet Products Manufacturers Association/APPMA </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Pets in Preparedness and Evacuation Failure <ul><li>65% no plan to keep pets safe (05/06 Red Cross Survey) </li></ul><ul><li>20% fail to follow evacuation order due to not knowing where to take pets </li></ul><ul><li>36% attempted to rescue pets later </li></ul><ul><li>14-36% in mandatory evac period </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heath, Voeks and Glickman, 2000 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. What would you do? (Photo by Noah’s Wish)
  9. 11. Are you and your pets ready for disaster? <ul><li>“ Good Ps” = </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Provisions </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bad P’s” = </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination </li></ul><ul><li>Panic </li></ul><ul><li>Pain </li></ul>
  10. 12. “ Preparing Pets for Disaster” Guest Speakers <ul><li>County Animal Services Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Red Cross Certified Pet First Aid Instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Noah’s Wish Disaster Responders for pets </li></ul><ul><li>County Fire and Rescue expert </li></ul>
  11. 13. B asic supplies prep for pets <ul><li>Make Pet Preparedness Kit </li></ul><ul><li>(content detail in seminar) </li></ul><ul><li>Pet First Aid Kit </li></ul><ul><li>(Take Class?) </li></ul><ul><li>Update perishable contents </li></ul>
  12. 14. What would you do if this was your home? (Photo by Noah’s Wish)
  13. 15. Simple Disaster Evacuation Planning for Pets <ul><li>Two basic questions you must answer: </li></ul><ul><li>How am I going to safely and securely transport my animals during a disaster? </li></ul><ul><li>Where am I going to keep my animals while I am evacuated? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Noah’s Wish www.noahswish.org </li></ul></ul></ul>(Photo by Noah’s Wish)
  14. 16. Community Preparedness: We can do it together! <ul><li>Fairfax County Animal Services </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Expert </li></ul><ul><li>AND YOU! </li></ul>

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