Animals in Disaster Response Subcommittee, Kalamazoo County Disaster Committee

Start Date: 12/07/2021


Based on my involvement with local emergency preparedness entities, I was asked to participate in a subcommittee of the Kalamazoo County Disaster Committee concerning the need to revise/revamp an animal welfare policy during times of disaster. Ten other agencies were represented at the meeting (e.g., American Red Cross, Animal Control, Humane Society, Michigan State University). This was an orientation and planning meeting, with breakout teams and timeline for work completion. I will continue to participate as part of the companion animals working team (other working teams include livestock and wildlife).

Agency: American Red Cross of Southwest Michigan