Farm & Farmed Animals Disaster Preparedness

Farmed and farm animals can be challenging during an emergency situation, developing an evacuation plan and a sheltering in place plan in advance ensures you and your animals are better prepared for a safe outcome.

Here are some useful links:

https://www.avma.org/public/EmergencyCare/Pages/Large-Animals-and-Livestock-in-Disasters.aspx

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/usda-livestock-preparedness-fact-sheet.pdf

(Disclaimer: while most federal agencies refer to farmed animals as “livestock,” JARR does not endorse this kind of terminology to refer to animals. The information they provide however is extremely valuable.)

Always plan ahead for all of your animals. Never leave it to the last minute to evacuate especially with large animals and NEVER leave animals behind unless you have no option and need to shelter in place.

Sheltering in place

In some cases evacuation is not an option, if you have horses or other large animals here are some useful websites for sheltering in place.

http://m.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/sheltering_your_livestock_in.html

https://thehorse.com/119821/wildfires-when-evacuation-is-not-an-option/

 

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