Livestock and Pet Emergency Preparedness Plan

Pet and Livestock Emergency Preparedness Planning

Disaster situations can impact pets and livestock of all sizes and species. The situation may require special shelter and transport requirements as well as food and water needs. Planning ahead for your animals is imperative.

General Preparedness Factsheets

Related Websites

Pets and Livestock

Animal Preparedness and Rescue
Website to resources on animal preparedness and rescue, including information for community planners and wildlife rehabilittors
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Animals in Disasters, Module A: Awareness and Preparedness (IS-10)
An independent study course to increase awareness and preparedness of animal owners to reduce the impact of disasters on animals. (185 pgs)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Animals in Disasters, Module B: Community Planning (IS-11)
An interactive web-based course to guide emergency management officials and animal owners, care providers and industries in preparing community disaster plans.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Disaster Information Resources Series
Website with numerous factsheets on topics for recovering from various all-hazard situations.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Planning: Farm Animals
Website with numerous for preparing your livestock for disaster and emergency situations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Pet Care: Disaster Preparedness
Website listing steps you can take to make disaster preparedness plans for you and your pet.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Pet Disaster Preparedness
Website with tips for making disaster preparedness plans for your pet and resources to find pet-friendly accommodations.
United Animal Nations
Pets 911
Search for local shelters and pet friendly housing for your pet during disaster situations.
Pets 911

Additional Web Resources

Pets

Animals in Public Evacuation Centers FAQ
Factsheet discussing issues involved with housing animals in public evacuation centers and guidelines to reduce health risks.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist
Checklist includes steps to take before, during, and after a disaster to ensure pet safety and well-being.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Disaster Preparedness for Horse Producers
Factsheet (2 pages) to help horse producers prepared for all types of disasters.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Preparedness for Pets
Brochure containing disaster preparedness tips for pets.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
FDA 101: Animal Feed
A summary of the FDA's role in protecting animal feed safety.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Guide to Disaster Preparedness
General emergency planning and response protocols related to animal care. Guide also includes useful links and forms.
University of California Division of Food and Natural Resources
Information for Pet Owners
Information to help pet owners prepare and plan for pet disater needs.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist
Information on preparing and caring for your pet during disaster situations.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.
Tips on preparing an emergency kit for pets and planning what you will do in emergencies to take care of your pets.
Department of Homeland Security
Protect Your Pets in an Emergency
Factsheet of resources for information on making preparedness plans to ensure your pet's safety before, during, and after a disaster situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Safe Handling Tips for Pet Foods and Treats
Information for consumers on how to prevent illness when handling pet foods and treats.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Saving the Whole Family
Booklet (16 pages) containing detailed disaster planning information for small and large animals.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
The Disaster Handbook
Handbook (166 pages) with numerous factsheets for families, farms, and businesses on preparing and recovering from disaster sitautions.
University of Wisconsin Extension

Livestock

Animal Disposal Following an Emergency
Factsheet discussing how to dispose of animal carcasses after a disaster situations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Caring for Livestock Before Disaster
Factsheet on measures to take to prepare your animals before disaster situations.
Colorado State University Extension
Caring for Livestock During Disaster
Factsheet on measures to take to protect your animals during a disaster situation.
Colorado State University Extension
Disaster Planning for Animal Facilities
Guidelines to help animal facilities (shelters, kennels, veterinary clinicsl, stables, etc.) determine what plans they can make to mitigate damage from disaster sitautions.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Disaster Preparedness for Goat and Sheep Producers
Factsheet with information to help small ruminant owners prepare for all types of disasters.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Preparedness for Horse Producers
Factsheet (2 pages) to help horse producers prepared for all types of disasters.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Readiness for Beef Producers
Factsheet (2 pages) to help beef producers prepared for disasters of all types.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Readiness for Dairy Producers
Factsheet (2 page) to help dairy producers prepare their farm and herd for disaster situations.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
FDA 101: Animal Feed
A summary of the FDA's role in protecting animal feed safety.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Preparing the Farm and Farm Animals for Disasters
Information on preparing your farm and animals before a disaster.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Saving the Whole Family
Booklet (16 pages) containing detailed disaster planning information for small and large animals.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
The Disaster Handbook
Handbook (166 pages) with numerous factsheets for families, farms, and businesses on preparing and recovering from disaster sitautions.
University of Wisconsin Extension
USDA FSA Emergency Loan Program
Details and eligibility requirements pertaining to the USDA FSA Emergency Loan Program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)

Veterinary Clinics

Animals in Public Evacuation Centers FAQ
Factsheet discussing issues involved with housing animals in public evacuation centers and guidelines to reduce health risks.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist
Checklist includes steps to take before, during, and after a disaster to ensure pet safety and well-being.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Disaster Planning for Animal Facilities
Guidelines to help animal facilities (shelters, kennels, veterinary clinicsl, stables, etc.) determine what plans they can make to mitigate damage from disaster sitautions.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide
A comprehensive 400+ page reference of animal disaster planning information, including templates for animal disaster annexes for county and state emergency operations plans.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
FDA 101: Animal Feed
A summary of the FDA's role in protecting animal feed safety.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Interim Guidelines for Animal Health and Control of Disease Transmission in Pet Shelters
Guidance for the care of animals entering shelters and for persons working with or handling the animals in response to natural disasters.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.
Tips on preparing an emergency kit for pets and planning what you will do in emergencies to take care of your pets.
Department of Homeland Security
Safe Handling Tips for Pet Foods and Treats
Information for consumers on how to prevent illness when handling pet foods and treats.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Saving the Whole Family
Booklet (16 pages) containing detailed disaster planning information for small and large animals.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)