The Humane Society takes animal welfare seriously and is prepared to respond when an emergency strikes. All of our staff has successfully completed the FEMA courses, Introduction To Incident Command System and Animals In Disaster modules A and B. Taking these courses allows us to work with emergency management officials to help displaced animals in a disaster. Some of the staff has gone on to receive further training through FEMA as well as other sources. All of those certifications are on file with the Baxter County Emergency Center. We are ready to respond in an emergency when called upon 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We have a large multi purpose building named Jayson's Place. During an emergency this building can be very quickly set up to accommodate displaced animals until they are reunited with their owners.
We have numerous portable cages and crates of varying sizes which are set up in Jayson's Place to temporarily house displaced animals in times of disaster. During times of calm, some of these cages provide a place for shelter animals to get out of the shelter and into the sun for a little while each day.
The Humane Society van can be used to quickly deploy feeding stations and transport displaced animals back to Jayson's Place.
Each feeding station is set up to provide food and water to animals in need. The feeding stations are designed to keep the food dry in foul weather. The feeding stations for cats also provide shelter for the cat from the environment and predators.
We have humane traps and other equipment to catch scared animals. Our staff is trained in how to properly use this equipment and how to humanely capture scared dogs and cats and care for them until they can be reunited with their families.