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Sacramento VOAD Animals in Disasters Summit 2019

Planning for the rescue, care, sheltering, and reunification of pets, our "other" family members, animals large and small


Sacramento Region Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) in collaboration with the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services, the American Red Cross Gold Country, Sacramento SPCA, and Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services proudly presented a half-day summit to take the first steps in the coordination of animal rescue, care, sheltering and reunification in the event of a regional disaster or public emergency.

More than 67 agencies and organizations from ten counties were in attendence. Panel discussions covered pet rescue, response, sheltering, reunification and recovery. Our keynote speaker was Grant Miller, DVM State Coordinator, California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps.

Lynn Pesely, President, Sacramento Region Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)

 


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Panelists and PowerPoint Presentations

Jace Huggins - City of Sacramento

Robin Brinson - American Red Cross

John Maretti - North Valley Animal Disaster Group

Susie Robert - Red Rover

Mary Lynn Perry and Valeri Mihanovich -  City of Sacramento Volunteer Program and The Regional Center for Volunteerism - HandsOn Sacramento

Dr. Grant Miller, DVM - CA Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps

Erin Pina - Furry Friends

Mika Guevarra, Rebecca Brunelli and Ryan Soulsby -  The Regional Center for Volunteerism, North Valley Animal Disaster Group and Butte County Animal Control

Robert Ross - Sacramento CERT

Dr. John Madigan, DVM - UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team

 

Livestream 1: Response Panel

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Livestream 2: Recovery Panel

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