All disasters are local. Most of the time, outside help is at least 24–72 hours away.
Join a team and become prepared to take care of your own animals, your neighbor's animals, and your community's animals. As a trained team member, you'll also be able to participate in state responses to floods, hurricanes, and other natural and man-made disasters involving animals. Teams need committed volunteers who are willing to work within an emergency system. Whatever contributions you can make are needed and welcome.
Currently, New Hampshire volunteers are affiliated with regional teams in Rochester and Hudson. Additional teams are forming in other locations.
As a new volunteer, you will have an opportunity to complete training in the following areas:
· Planning for your own animals in a disaster. ·Human and Animal CPR and First Aid. ·Animal Handling Techniques (large, small, and exotic animals) ·The Incident Command System
The National Incident Management System
Emergency Animal Sheltering
· Animal Rescue Techniques You'll also have the opportunity to participate in simulated drills—and much, much more.