The topic for this call is, "Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Animals in Emergency Management Response" presented by Christine Kim, Founder & Board Member at My Dog Is My Home; Alexandra Silver, Director of NYC Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare; Andrew Perlman, Program Manager Human Services, Preparedness & Long-Term Planning Division at NYC Emergency Management.
New York City is the largest city in the United States, employing the biggest municipal workforce in the country which administers a complex web of public services unmatched in size and scale. Within this distinct environment, unique government entities implement sweeping, first-of-its-kind public policy for animals and their caregivers. Often, such policies are developed to manage emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather, and/or fire. This talk will review examples of NYC’s emergency management responses for people and their companion animals; the mobilization of public-private partnerships and the interdisciplinary coordination necessary to implement these policies; and how strengthening other parts of the social service system intersects with emergency management for people and animals.
About Community Conversations:
Maddie’s Fund, hosts a weekly hour-long Zoom call for animal well-being professionals. These calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond.
This call, recurring each Monday unless otherwise posted, is for executive directors, animal well-being leaders, shelter workers, pet support professionals, volunteers, and rescue organizations.
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