Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters

Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters

By James Sawyer and Gerardo Huertas

The devastating impacts of natural disasters not only directly affect humans and infrastructure, but also animals, which may be crucial to the livelihoods of many people. This book considers the needs of animals in the aftermath of disasters and explains the importance of looking to their welfare in extreme events.

The authors explore how animals are affected by specific disaster types, what their emergency and subsequent welfare needs are and the appropriate interventions. They describe the key benefits of management of animals to populations and discuss preventative measures that can be taken to reduce risk and build resilience. They also include a summary of recent debates and public policy advances on animals in disasters.

The book covers livestock, companion and wild animals, with case studies to show how the concepts can be put into practice. It provides a standalone text for students of disaster studies and management as well as professionals and NGOs who require an entry-level introduction to the subject.

Table of Contents
  1. Why Help Animals in Disaster?
  2. Key Principles and Mechanisms of Disaster Management
  3. The Impact of Disasters on Animal Welfare
  4. The Immediate Rescue of Animals
  5. Immediate Relief for Animals
  6. Supporting the Recovery of Animals
  7. Preparing People and Animals for Disaster
  8. Reducing Risks for Animals Vulnerable to Disaster
  9. The Role of Animal Professionals in Disasters
  10. The Future for Animal Welfare in Disasters

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