Introduction to animals in various disaster situations
Module 1 of the animal emergency course explores the differences between man-made and natural disaster responses.
Learn about worldwide animal welfare issues, legislation and the roles of voluntary organisations. Understanding animal hoarding.
Resources needed for an emergency response (supplies, equipment, personnel)
Learn about what is required in order to be able to effectively respond to an emergency.
How to plan and implement a rescue strategy.
How to assess animal needs and establish priorities.
Learn about the importance of identification and record keeping.
How to evacuate animals safely.
Animal behaviour in rescue situations
Learn about Companion Animal body language and how to handle aggression.
Learn about First Aid and how to care for injured animals.
Establishing emergency animal shelters
Learn about the different shelter options including: How to set up an emergency animal shelter and how to manage health & hygiene.
Learn how to distribute animal supplies effectively.
Learn how to re-unite displaced companion animals with their families and about the relocation of wild animals.
The module also includes the effective and humane handling and transportation of healthy, injured and sick animals.
Learn about nutrition, common health disorders, parasite control and zoonotic diseases.
Learn how to implement health checks and vaccination programmes.
Working efficiently with other agencies to respond to changing needs
Understanding essential procedures, protocols, and policies at a temporary emergency animal shelter.
Learn about the Health & Safety of emergency responders as well as security, stress management and team response management procedures.
(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)