From pets to heroes: The role of animals in disaster response and recovery

1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT

Disasters affect animals in many ways. For example, the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires saw huge funder interest when nearly three billion animals, including more than 60,000 koalas, were at risk.

Pets in disasters became an important issue for disaster responders after Hurricane Katrina when many people refused to evacuate because they did not want to leave their pets behind. This issue flared again during the mass evacuation from Ukraine.

Drought and other disasters may also affect the ability of animals to provide livelihood support to farmers and pastoralists.

During this webinar, panelists discussed the range of ways that animals and disasters intersect. From both an international and domestic perspective, the panel explored how funders can invest in prevention, emergency response and long-term recovery to improve the lives of animals.

CDP’s Director of Learning and Partnerships, Tanya Gulliver-Garcia, moderated the discussion with the following panelists:

This webinar was co-sponsored by Animal Grantmakers, Council on Foundations and United Philanthropy Forum.

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

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