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July 2020

10 Tips for Animal Evac During COVID

PREPARE FOR EVACUATION IN COVID: Steps to keep animals and people safe During any disaster, keeping animals, as well as people, safe and healthy is always priorities. A good Disaster Action Plan goal is always to avoid emergency shelters as much as possible, and, during COVID, this is especially true. The virus presents new and serious challenges for emergency managers, responders, and us. The need for advance planning is greater than ever, and having multiple plans will be stress-reducing, and possibly, life-saving. Here are some ways you can plan to overcome challenges and keep your animals – and you – safe and healthy.

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March 28, 2020

Help for Pets and Animals During COVID-19

We're helping connect people with resources to help pets and backyard equines stay healthy and at home during the COVID-19 crisis.

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August 7, 2019

No One Emergency Plan Fits All

No plan will be perfect. However, you can improve the odds for safety, survival, and health for you, your family, and animals.

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July 15, 2019

How to Help Animals in a Disaster

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July 27, 2018

Pancho’s Pillowcase Evacuation Practice

Learn how to make a complete kitty pillowcase package that will keep your cat safe and secure, and keep him from jumping out of the car.

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July 20, 2018


In a Disaster, with existing evacuation in place or immanent, people aren’t usually thinking about “AFTER”. However… reunification of animals and people is often a big challenge for owners and agencies. Make sure your animals have identification! Whether you have to leave animals at home or are heading to the emergency shelter, ID is a critical part of preparedness.

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July 15,2018

Who are the Helpers?

Like it or not, we’re already smack in the middle of summer! Depending upon where you live, or are traveling to, that means you might find yourself dealing with fire, flooding, extreme weather, travel, or highway incidents. And, if so, you may need help, or, want to help others. How to find information about “Animal Emergency & Disaster HELP & HELPERS can be challenging and confusing. How to get help, and who provides it, differs depending on the type of incident and where it happens.

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July 2018

Preparedness is Empowering

PREPAREDNESS IS EMPOWERING even if your significant other tells you you’re nuts. (Speaking from experience, they’ll thank you later!) We’ve been going through our notes, conversations, correspondence, and new resources to come up with a list of timely topics to help you (and us!) gain some preparedness advantages. We think you’ll find that you feel calmer and better able to enjoy summer once you’ve boosted your planning and preparedness. We’ve provided some key links for info. Don’t wait: Dive in!

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May 30, 2018

Community Preparedness Awards: Recipients & Photos

On Saturday, May 19, over 200 first responders, volunteers, and community leaders from across the North Bay and beyond came together to recognize Inspiring Achievements in Community Preparedness. The event venue was the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, site of the massive shelter, command center and camp during the October fires.

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April 3, 2018

HALTER Honors the Heroes - Community Preparedness Awards

Recognizing Inspiring Achievments in Community Preparedness Saturday, May 19, 2018 Showcase Cafe at the Racetrack Sonoma County Fairgrounds Santa Rosa, CA

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February 8, 2018

❤ Gifts for ALL your Valentines!

Spread the love this Valentines Day with gifts of safety!

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Jan 29, 2018

10 Actions to Help Prepare for Floods and Slides

Flood & Slide Preparedness for Livestock

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Julie Atwood, January 2018

New Year's Resolution: Update Safety Check Lists

New Year's Resolution - Safety Check List Suggestions

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Summer Safety Report Card

School is out, summer is here! Time to review your Summer Safety Report Card. Here's a "Safety Study Guide" to help you refresh your skills and improve your grades. Review your preparedness. Did you PASS, or FAIL? Visit the resources listed at the end of this checklist to get all the information you need to get a Straight-A Safety Report Card!

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