The devastating impacts of natural disasters not only directly affect humans and infrastructure, but also animals, which may be crucial to the livelihoods of many people. This book considers the needs of animals in the aftermath of disasters and explains the importance of looking to their welfare in extreme events. 

The authors explore how animals are affected by specific disaster types, what their emergency and subsequent welfare needs are and the appropriate interventions. They describe the key benefits of management of animals to populations and discuss preventative measures that can be taken to reduce risk and build resilience. They also include a summary of recent debates and public policy advances on animals in disasters. 

The book covers livestock, companion and wild animals, with case studies to show how the concepts can be put into practice. It provides a standalone text for students of disaster studies and management as well as professionals and NGOs who require an entry-level introduction to the subject.

chapter 1|12 pages

Why help animals in disasters?

chapter 3|15 pages

The impact of disasters on animal welfare

chapter 4|22 pages

The immediate rescue of animals

chapter 5|19 pages

Immediate relief for animals

chapter 6|16 pages

Supporting the recovery of animals

chapter 7|20 pages

Preparing people and animals for disasters

chapter 10|11 pages

The future for animal welfare in disasters