Disaster Animal Response Western Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team Initiative
This initiative was developed to help meet the needs of
pets and pet owners during and following emergencies and
The initiative examined current capabilities of various
animal and sheltering stakeholder organizations to respond to
meet the needs of pets and their owners during and following
emergencies and disasters which threaten the region.
Additionally, an animal sheltering exercise was designed to
validate operational concepts that were currently being utilized.
The initiative also faciliated work with animal and sheltering
organizations to develop Pet Friendly Shelter plans and