ASPCA gives $15K to fund Texas animal-emergency training

May 21, 2010
By staff
New York -- The ASPCA donated $15,000 to the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation to help pay for curriculum and training of personnel to handle animal emergencies during disasters.

The Foundation will use the money to recruit professionals in veterinary medicine, law enforcement and animal shelters to train in disaster zone assessment, animal handling methods and disaster response procedures.

These Rapid Response Animal Emergency Re-entry Teams will operate under the Texas State Animal Resources Team, the Foundation's companion-animal emergency management arm.

"We want to invest in the future preparedness and response efforts for Texas and are pleased to support the Texas Veterinary Medical Association's efforts to create specially trained teams," an ASPCA representative says.