IC Animal Center creates group to respond to emergencies involving animals

IC Animal Center creates group to respond to emergencies involving animals
Podhajsky
03/20/17
 
A new group is being formed in Iowa City to respond to emergencies involving animals.

The Iowa City Animal Center says the group will be made up of volunteers and will be trained to respond to any emergency affecting animals, from natural disasters to animal hoarding to vehicular crashes involving livestock.

The group, labeled the Iowa City Animal Services Animal Response Team, is the first official group of its kind in the county. Members will only be deployed during emergencies and will be led by animal center supervisor Liz Ford.

Anyone wanting to join must be at least 18 years old and will need to complete standard volunteer training from the animal center as well as additional online and in-person training. A workshop is planned for April 8 to train Animal Response Team members. If you’d like to participate in that workshop, you’ll need to register by March 27 by emailing icacactraining@gmail.com.

If you cannot make that workshop but would still like to join the new team, you can contact Lisa Bragg at 356-5295.
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Location : Iowa City
People : Liz Ford
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