Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency
Date: April 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mendocino Pet Owners Prepare for Natural Disasters
Hurricane Katrina was a catastrophic disaster on the coastal regions of Mississippi and Louisiana. While rescue efforts ensued, there were many stories of family pets not being allowed in boats, helicopters, evacuation buses or shelters. It soon became obvious that there was a demanding need for animal rescue and sheltering.
A presentation on disaster preparedness will be given by the Director of Disaster Response for the ASPCA, Doctor Dick Green. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Health and Human Services Agency Animal Care Services Shelter. The Shelter is located at 298 Plant Road in Ukiah. RSVPs are preferred. Call 707-463-4654.
Dr. Green will be reviewing the recent disasters and discussing the lesson learned. Dr. Green will, then, discuss how these lessons can be applied to Mendocino County and the City of Ukiah.
The public is encouraged to attend.