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  • 1.  Pet-friendly emergency shelters

    Posted 08-03-2022 03:42 PM
    We are the city animal services contractor for our area and assist with disaster preparation and response. We struggle to get volunteers to show up when shelters open and would like to have our county adopt a co-sheltering model so that it is clear pet owners are responsible for caring for their animals. Does anyone have best practice resources for this kind of a co-sheltering model?
    Mahalo for your help!


    Steph Kendrick
    Hawaiian Humane Society

  • 2.  RE: Pet-friendly emergency shelters

    Posted 08-08-2022 01:36 PM
    Hi Stephanie. My Dog Is My Home's most recent conference had a panel discussion on co-sheltering people and pets in disasters. Panelists were American Red Cross, NYC Emergency Management, and ASPCA. Let me know if you'd like the link to view the video recording. I'll have to send it to you privately, so please email me at

    Christine Kim
    My Dog Is My Home