You never hope to experience a fire, yet you plan ahead installing fire alarms, smoke detectors and purchasing insurance. Hopefully you won't be involved in a car accident, but you have airbags and wear a seat belt (and should safely restrain your pets as well). Being prepared makes sense, and that is why the Volunters of the Burbank Animal Shelter have created a PET EMERGENCY PLAN and are now seeking SUPPLIES (the tools for the task) to help the animals should disaster strike!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Planning ahead when an emergency occurs could save your four-legged family members, but most people aren't prepared. The staff and volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter have a two-fold task should a disaster strike: 1) Caring for the dogs, cats and rabbits currently housed at the Shelter and 2) Providing shelter and care to owned pets in the City of Burbank should they become displaced due to damage to their homes. Earthquakes, wildfires and train derailments are of concern to the Shelter.
How will this project solve this problem?
Staff and volunteers have been training extensively in animal rescue and life-saving skills. They have performed drills to set up emporary animal shelters should the need arise, learned pet first-aid & CPR as well as human disaster preparedness techniques that can apply to our furry friends. However with all these skills under their belts, they need the tools for the job. An Eagle Scout completed construction on a shed to hold the items, now we need these supplies so that we can respond.
Potential Long Term Impact
The Burbank Animal Shelter is relatively small and will not be able to house a large number of loose or displaced animals, so skills and supplies will be needed to help the Community (who may have lost their homes) care for their loving best friends by setting up temporary shelters in parks and parking lots until families can get back on their feet. Enduring a disaster is bad enough, but imagine the emotional toll if you don't know where your furry kid is or how to care for him. We will help!
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.