During A Disaster
Plans For Stay And Go
Is Relocation The Best Thing For My Horse?
The Emergency Agistment List - Even If The Plan Is To Stay
What Does Government Do In Relation To Animals?
Accepting Horses For Emergency Refuge (Private)
I can only accept horses for emergency accommodation if I am well outside the geographic area of the disaster. Poorly planned relocations may mean that some horses could be relocated multiple more times, which happened during the Sampson Flat fire.
Emergency Equine Holding Areas
Holding areas, or collection points for horses can be run by non-profit clubs or a private venue.
Work With Emergency Services As Part Of A Team
I know that emergency services need to save human lives first. However, there may be situations where we need to work as a team, for example, to help a horse in a road crash float accident.
How To Help From A Distance During A Disaster
I don't regularly volunteer for groups that help animals in disasters, but I do my bit where I can.
How To Help On The Ground When A Disaster Strikes Near You
I have joined SAVEM, who have a base of trained volunteers which can be activated during emergencies. Friends of mine are trained volunteers who link with RSPCA services or non-profits who support their work . Its best to join and receive training with the organisation(s) of your choice in 'peace time' so that you are ready for deployment at short notice.