Ohio State University Extension http://agsafety.osu.edu

Agricultural Safety and Health Program

Ohio State University Extension

Emergency
 & 
Disaster 
Animal
 Response
 Planning

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has an Animal Response Plan Development Tool Kit available on their website to help communities prepare for the safety and welfare of all types of animals in the event of an emergency or disaster. Each county EMA office is the lead agency for the development and implementation of their county’s Animal
 Response
 Plan
 and 
the
 OSU E
county
 office
 is
 included in the plan 
as
 one
 of 
the
 many support
 agencies.

To
 familiarize
 yourself
 and
 staff
 with 
this
 planning
 tool, visit: http://ema.ohio.gov/Documents/Ohio_EOP/AnimalResponse/AnimalResponsePlanDevelopmentGuidanceToolKit.pdf. Reach out to your county EMA
 office to
 learn
 what 
is 
contained
 in
 your county specific plan.