FEMA Region III Promotes Pet Preparedness in April

April 4th, 2014

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its regional office in Philadelphia has kicked off the 2014 Petpared Initiative to encourage pet owners to be more resilient in the face of disasters.  The goal of the Petpared Initiative is to  more »

Planning can help families protect pets during natural disasters

September 18th, 2013

News of natural disasters can stir our compassion, inspire us to find ways to help and remind us of the need to prepare our own homes and families to cope with emergencies, including severe weather, earthquakes and fire. Every family  more »

Podcast – Keep Pets Safe in an Emergency

June 10th, 2013

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) announces the release of a podcast discussing how families can keep their pets safe during a hurricane or other emergency situation. In the podcast, Samuel Tate, D.V.M., secretary of the board of directors for  more »

VASART Board Member Works to Insure Pets are Safe in Case of Disaster

May 6th, 2013

Samuel Tate spent his career caring for animals, and now in retirement he works constantly to figure out ways to save them as well. Tate is a prominent face statewide in the area of disaster preparedness for animals. Studies show  more »

Be Tech Ready for Emergencies

April 4th, 2013

According to The American Red Cross, the Internet – including online news sites and social media platforms – is the third most popular way for Americans to gather emergency information and let their loved ones know they are safe. Make  more »