June 21st, 2021
Community planners, elected officials, organization leaders and businesses play essential roles in establishing overall emergency readiness. This page lists resources that may be helpful to community leadership who wish to establish or improve animal disaster plans.
RedRover’s standard forms
RedRover’s’ temporary emergency animal sheltering forms are increasingly being used as the national standard in animal disaster forms. We have made these forms available to organizations and agencies who wish to use them for their own preparedness and response efforts. RedRover has the following forms available:
To request the forms for your agency’s use, please download our request form and have an officer with your agency/organization complete it. Agencies using the forms are tracked so they can be notified in the event that the forms are updated and to facilitate feedback about their effectiveness.
Memorandum of Understanding
RedRover enters into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with agencies, animal shelters and other types of organizations that may need RedRover’s assistance with a disaster or other emergency that results in a need for temporary emergency animal sheltering. Creating an MOU before the emergency occurs helps expedite assistance when it becomes needed. To inquire about an MOU with your agency or organization, please email us.
Organizations/agencies with resources or examples
The following external links are provided as a service to individuals and community leaders who are interested in improving community-level disaster plans. RedRover posts these links as a service; we are not implying that the referrals and information below are what RedRover considers to be best practices or will apply to every community’s unique situation.
If you have a resource to recommend for this list, please email us.
|Louisiana State Animal Response Team
|Shelter transportation and evacuation manual. Links to other examples.
|Louisiana State University
|Guidelines for establishing a shelter for owned animals during a disaster
|University of California
|Division of Agriculture and Natural Resource’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness
|State of Minnesota – Minnesota Animal Emergency Operations Guidelines
|By the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Minnesota Animal Control Disaster Coalition
|PetAid Colorado – Formerly Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation
|Animal Emergency Response Planning toolkit
RedRover is a founding member of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC), which is dedicated to improving collaboration and standards in animal emergency response. The following links are to other NARSC member websites that contain emergency planning resources.