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TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

ANNEX F - SHELTER/MASS CARE

EFFECTIVE DATE

The Public Works Department ensures that power, water supply, and sanitary services at Shelter/Mass Care facilities are maintained during emergency conditions.

The Public Information Officer (Title of individual to serve in this capacity.) will make public announcements about the availability of Shelter/Mass Care facilities and animal shelters and their locations.

Military Department:

1.Informs the Shelter/Mass Care Coordinator of Shelter/Mass Care facilities available on military installations.

2.Coordinates the use of Shelter/Mass Care facilities on military installations.

3.Provides logistical support for Shelter/Mass Care operations.

The Agricultural Extension Service develops and maintains lists of local food warehouses and other sources of bulk food stocks.

Animal Care and Control coordinator (Title of individual to serve in this

capacity.):

1.Assesses the situation and makes a decision on the number and location of shelters that will be used to house animals.  Typical facilities would include the Town/City’s animal shelter(s), veterinary hospitals, boarding kennels, pet stores, greyhound farms/race tracks, and fairgrounds.  Facilities for agricultural animals could include sale barns, boarding stables, racetracks, horse farms, poultry barns, dairy farms, and fairgrounds/rodeo grounds.

2.Coordinates the actions needed to obtain sufficient personnel to staff animal shelters, as needed.

3.Ensures each animal shelter has a highly visible identity marker and sign that identifies its location.

4.Coordinates with the PIO to facilitate dissemination of information to the public on the location of the companion animal shelters that will be opened.

5.Informs the Shelter/Mass Care Coordinator of the location(s) of the shelters that have been opened.

6.If appropriate, coordinates with the Shelter/Mass Care Coordinator to place personnel in public shelters to act as a referral source for animal disaster operations.

7.Opens shelters and provides food, water, and medical care, as needed, for the animals in the shelters.

8.Keeps shelters open as long as necessary.

9.Ensures each shelter receives the necessary supplies to sustain itself.

10.When appropriate, terminates shelter operations and closes the facilities.

ANNEX F-X

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