I'm a data girl. Just love it. So, I'm really intrigued by this new database that will be maintained by the National Animal Control Association (NACA).
In 2007, a coalition of national animal welfare organization formed the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARCS). The following organizations are members (it's an impressive list):
American Humane Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Best Friends Animal Society, Code 3 Associates, The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, National Animal Control Association, Society for Animal Welfare Administrators, and United Animal Nations.
The mission of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition is to identify, prioritize, and find collaborative solutions to major human-animal emergency issues.
Here's some information on the disaster database. They are currently looking for applicants who want to appear in the database. Click here for more information and scroll down for the application.
The idea of the Disaster Database is to maintain, in one location, an accessible list of trained individuals who may be called upon to respond to disasters when they occur. When disasters strike, it is imperative that resources be available to local, state, or federal entities that may need assistance. With this database, we will be able to have access to trained personnel and know what special certification, training or experience they possess. The database will also provide us with an idea of what equipment they may be able to provide. The Disaster Database will be accessible by NACA only. Entities with the authority to request personnel or other resources in the event of a declared disaster, generally through an Emergency Management Assistance Compact or EMAC, will have access to Database information through NACA personnel.
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