Lori Prantil of Loudon County Named EARS Regional Director
SACRAMENTO, CA (August 22, 2008) – United Animal Nations (UAN) is pleased to welcome Lori Prantil of Ashburn, Virginia as a Regional Director with its Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), which shelters and cares for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises, such as criminal seizures and hoarding cases.
As an EARS Regional Director, a volunteer position, Prantil will monitor situations that may affect animals in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia; network with emergency management and animal control agencies in those states; and work with local authorities to operate temporary shelters for displaced animals as needed.
Prantil trained to be an EARS volunteer in 2003. She responded to several disasters before becoming a Regional Director, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Charley in
“Lori is a long-time advocate of animals and the EARS program,” said UAN Director of Programs Karen Brown. “We know that as a member of our volunteer leadership team she will further emergency preparedness for animals in her region and enhance our ability to respond to crises affecting animals throughout
Prantil currently works as a veterinary assistant at Animal Emergency Critical Care Associates in Leesburg. She is certified in pet first aid, has participated in small animal rescue since 2002 and has worked part-time as a pet sitter since 2004.
“Being a volunteer leader with UAN’s EARS program is a perfect fit for me,” Prantil said. “I not only enjoy working with animals, but I appreciate the special care and comfort animals in emergency situations need.”
UAN has more than 4,000 EARS volunteers in the
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