Katrina animal rescuers will help strengthen animal disaster preparedness capabilities in Capital region
Sacramento, CA (February 28, 2006) – Individuals who participated in the Hurricane Katrina animal relief effort will be in
United Animal Nations (UAN) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), through their Community Animal Disaster Preparedness Partnership, will provide the following resources during the first week of March:
“Hurricane Katrina underscored the importance of accounting for animal needs during major disasters,” said UAN president and CEO Jennifer Fearing. “We are looking forward to spending this week in
About UAN. Now celebrating its 20th year, United Animal Nations (UAN) is North America’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services and a key advocate for the critical needs of animals. Visit. www.uan.org for more information.
About the ASPCA. Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides national leadership in humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control. The NYC headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital, animal behavior center, and adoption facility. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York’s animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series Animal Precinct on Animal Planet. Visit www.aspca.org for more information.