Veterinary Public Health

Pet Health Calendar
Contact Information
Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 288-7060
Fax (213) 481-2375
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Emergency Resources & Other Useful Links


Brochures and Guides

Public Health
Disaster Planning Tips for Pet Ownerspdf icon
Emergency Preparedness for Pets English Spanish
Disaster Prep for Pets - Quick Tips -English and Spanish
Emergency Preparedness & Pets: A Guide for Pet Owners
Public Health Emergency Preparedness brochures

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies (FEMA) trifold
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies (FEMA) checklist

Animal Control
Are You and Your Pets Prepared for an Emergency Event?
        (LA County Animal Care and Control)

Useful Links

211 LA County links ALL Los Angeles County residents to services that strengthen families and improve their economic success; equips them to prepare their children for school; helps them find and keep jobs with opportunities for advancement; helps them identify and gain access to public benefits and subsidies; and increases their access to quality health care. Professional community resource advisors help callers with critical issues such as health care and substance abuse, domestic violence, shelter, food, legal and financial assistance, programs for children and seniors and different types of mental health services.

American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas.

Animals in Emergencies for Owners
. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) information to help pet and livestock owners prepare to protect their animals during emergencies. MyHazards. Visit this site to discover the hazards that exist in your area and learn how to reduce YOUR risk! Remember, the best way to recover from disasters is by reducing the risks before a disaster strikes.

California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES). Committed to helping individuals and families plan for their pets during emergencies.
County of Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management. The Chief Executive Officer's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is charged with the responsibility to organize and direct preparedness efforts for Los Angeles County. OEM's area of responsibility includes county government, all cities (88), school districts (94) and special districts (over 100) within county borders.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Program (EPRP)
of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The program works closely with governmental, academic, and community partners to ensure that all Angelenos are prepared for and able to respond to natural and intentional emergencies.

Emergency Survival Program
An awareness campaign designed to increase emergency preparedness at home, in the community, at work and at school.

Los Angeles County’s Emergency Survival Guide
An excellent resource for your disaster planning. Includes information for companion animal and horse owners.

National Non-profit Organizations Involved in Emergency Response 
American Humane Association
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Humane Society of the United States
International Fund for Animal Welfare
is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.

Ready LA
has important facts, valuable tips and critical reminders for developing emergency preparedness plans to help you, your family and pets survive every type of conceivable disaster.

Specific Needs Disaster Registry for individual with Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs living in LA County.
Quick Links to other Animals & Disasters pages
Animals & Disasters - Intro Page
Preparedness Tips for the Whole Family
Pet Wellness and Safety Before Disasters
Pet First Aid & CPR
Disaster Preparedness for Veterinarians
Last updated: 7/1/2014


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