ANIMALS AND CALIFORNIA DISASTERS
CALIFORNIA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION’S DISASTER RESPONSE PROGRAM
The Disaster Response Program is a network of volunteer veterinarians throughout California who donate veterinary care for rescuing, evacuating, treating, and sheltering animals during disasters. This network, the Disaster Response Program, operates in conjunction with local authorities, including the Office of Emergency Services, Animal Control, Red Cross, Department of Food and Agriculture, and local law enforcement.
Each county in California is served by a Veterinary Coordinator, a professional who provides advance planning and prepares an entire team of local volunteers to care for California’s animals during disasters.
When California disasters strike, CVMA’s toll-free emergency telephone number for animals is announced to the public, right along with human emergency telephone numbers.
For more information, contact Laura Phillips at 800-655-2862 or 916-649-0599; fax: 916-646-9156; email: [email protected].