Disaster Relief Specialist
Help shelters and pet owners prepare for and cope with large-scale emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and terrorist threats.
Education & Background
Disaster relief specialists need to learn many skills through education and experience, including knowledge of animal and human responses to stress, interpersonal communication skills, and ability to organize people and supplies quickly and efficiently.
Read about Chief Operating Officer, Adam Parascandola's, experiences responding to Hurricane Katrina (from the March-April issue of Animal Sheltering magazine).
The National Conference on Animals in Disaster - an annual event sponsored by The HSUS
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study Program developed in collaboration with The HSUS
Learn more about Animal Sheltering and Pet Care:
- Subscribe to Animal Sheltering magazine
- Visit AnimalSheltering.org — the premiere resource for animal care and control professionals!
- Subscribe to HSUS' weekly e-newsletter Pets for Life and get pet tips, expert news, and advice
- Contact your local shelter for information on what volunteer opportunities are available or look up volunteer information at www.Pets911.com or www.VolunteerMatch.org
- Visit The HSUS' Pets information and resources