Animal Welfare in Emergencies Registering and Responding to Unattended Animals
The role animal welfare plays in the psychosocial outcomes for the general public in disasters can not be underestimated.
Beyond humanitarian obligations to the welfare of animals; the emotional need for pet owners, families and farmers to see to the welfare of their pets and livestock, is a massive cause of anxiety for citizens during an emergency. This can also translate into behaviour such as breaking through cordons, that ends up putting both the citizen and emergency responders at risk.
What if there was a way we could allow members of the public to notify authorities when they were concerned about an unattended animal, with a simple compassionate interface, with no waiting or frustration?
What if there was a way to capture all the relevant details for emergency responders, both at scale and in real time, that would allow them to have visually presented situational awareness of the Emergency Animal Welfare situation, shared across the relevant agencies?
Please meet ‘Ema’, the Emergency Management Assistant for Unattended Animals, by clicking on the orange chat icon on the bottom right of this page.