2018 Year of Disasters in Review

July 2019 by Dick Green, PhD, Senior Director of Field Investigations & Response, ASPCA

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 59:30

2018 was historic in so many ways including the number of billion-dollar responses, deadly wildfires, and destructive tropical storms. The ASPCA was in the field, water and air, coordinating animal rescue efforts. In this talk, Dr. Green provides key take-home lessons learned and best practices so that communities and animal welfare agencies will have more tools to enhance animal response capabilities and become more disaster resilient. This presentation was recorded at the 2019 ASPCA Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Dick Green

Dick Green is currently the Senior Director of Disaster Response for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He has responded to scores of disasters including typhoons in Taiwan, Philippines, and Australia, volcanic eruptions in the U.S., Philippines and Iceland, tsunamis in Sri Lanka and Japan, and earthquakes in China, Haiti, and Japan.

Recent responses in the United States include fires and mudslides in CA, volcanic eruption in Hawaii, Hurricane Florence in 2018 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017. Dick has trained hundreds of responders in disaster prevention and response and has developed training curricula and texts for Slackwater Rescue, Water Rescue for Companion Animals and Rope Rescue for Companion Animals. His new text, Animals in Disasters was released in February 2019.


 

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