Disaster Preparedness



Bringing people together to prevent, detect, respond to and recover from intentional and natural disasters that impact food security for our communities


Here you will find information to aid you in preparing for an all-hazards event which includes natural or intentional disasters.  Remember, by taking action now you can help reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.


floodingbrochure-cow-framedFlooding & Livestock Owners

Actions that livestock owners can take to prepare, respond, and recover from flooding events.




Horse and rider in flood watersFlooding & Equine Owners

Actions that equine owners can take to prepare, respond, and recover from flooding events.




Two Golden Retrievers at lakeSmall Animal Evacuation Plan

Preparing your pets for emergencies. Get ready now.




cattle crossing pastureland during wildfireWildfires, Smoke, and Livestock

General guidelines on the effects of fire and smoke on livestock.



Cat and dog eating out of bowls5 Disaster Preparedness Tips From a Pet Expert

Set a game plan to make sure furry friends are safe no matter what happens.



AVMA-DisasterPreparation-138x104AVMA – Disaster Preparation

Saving the whole family and your pets.



FEMA-caring for animals-138x104FEMA – Caring for Animals

Don’t leave your pets behind.



kitty and puppyCDC – Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet

Be prepared: make a plan and prepare a disaster kit for your pet.



Logo for California Animal Response Emergency SystemCalifornia Animal Response Emergency System (CARES)

A short video explaining what CARES is and why it’s important.



DANRdisasterpreparedness-139-106-framedDANR Guide to Disaster Preparedness

When disasters strike, animals as well as people need to be safely relocated.



EmergencyPreparednessforPets-139x106Pet Emergency Preparedness

California Contra Costa County Animal Services offers advice for preparing pets for disasters.



Rescuer saving calfDisaster Preparedness Brochure

View WIFSS brochure on animals in disaster and food security preparedness.



Picture of checklist clipboardRanch Emergency Checklist

Test your emergency preparedness against this checklist.



Picture of holstein cowDairy Emergency Checklist

Emergency response and animal care plan for dairy and feed lot facilities


Logo of County of San Diego Animal ServiesDisaster Preparedness for Livestock – San Diego County

View brochure containing helpful preparation tips.



Logo for NASAAEPAnimal Evacuation and Transportation – National Best Practices

Document for emergency planners and animal relief groups.



Picture of rescue team rescuing cows in a floodLarge and Farm Animals Disaster Preparedness – Marin Humane Society

Recommendations to help keep you and your animals safe during a disaster.



Picture of hay barn on fireDon’t Risk Hay Fires – Video

Find out what causes hay fires, and how can you reduce the risk of fire.



Logo for CAL FIREWildfires – Are you prepared?

Simple steps to dramatically increase chances of your property surviving wildfire.



CEH-139x105-grayCenter for Equine Health – When Disaster Strikes

Several tips on horse handling/care in an emergency



Sand bags and floodKnow Your Hazards

Get a better understanding of the wildfire and flood risk you and your community face.



Open refrigerator with food during power outageFood Safety During Power Outages

What consumers need to know about food and water safety during hurricanes and floods