EARS Rescue

When called upon, the EARS responds and provides disaster plans in rescuing, evacuating, and sheltering animals in need. This is done through the development of a channel that can work side by side with both individual and local emergency services that need assistance in emergencies, especially those which may dispute local emergency responders. It also helps the locals in sheltering and relocating animals from disaster areas. The EARS program concentrates on the efforts of every individual involved in emergency planning and aid missions for pets and animals. Inferential in this case is the recognition that human safety comes first, but protecting animals and pets helps protect the public too. It is also organized at the regional Animal Response which is in the overall animal response planning structure in Connecticut. The animal response is essential because all the response and emergency community understand that good animal safety leads to great human health. EARS concentrates on community outreach, preparedness, and training. These aspects can be used by any individual that volunteers with this program, even those with no experience in animal rescue, animal handling, or emergency services. Educating people on animal response in schools, businesses, and community groups has been the main focus to help ensure accurate information in case of emergencies regarding animal issues in the community.

Animal response team projects were originally developed in States mostly affected by disasters than Connecticut. The government and private agencies worked side by side to preserve and protect animal life and reduce avoidable risks to animals and people. In its undertaking, the Connecticut State Animal Response Team does not seize authority from any existing state or local factor but preferably creates a resource training and development network that fills out existing private response and government mechanisms.

The Connecticut Emergency Animal Response is a unique way of working with all teams across the state to make sure Connecticut has the resources needed for an effective response when a disaster strikes. The goal is to improve a prompt and effective response when animals and pets face regional or statewide emergencies and disasters to provide technical support to other animal care duties. It has also assisted the Connecticut regions in growing the animal response teams which work within a widespread response mechanism providing support and training across Connecticut. It is safe to say that The Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service has propelled the allegiance to ensure animal safety in the region.…

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For Pet Lovers

Pet owner outreach and education
Large-scale emergencies and disasters are dangerous for both the animal owners and their animals especially when there’s a lack of preparation. A disaster leads to harm to both animals and people. A study shows that the main reason animal owners do not evacuate their homesteads when ordered to do so in a case of emergency is that they own pets and most of them are unsure whether it’s safe to evacuate with them. Pets are the only reason people attempt to return or return to their disaster-stricken homes before the area is safe to return. Surveys show that 80% of pet owners risk their lives to rescue their pets. This risks the safety and health of the individuals attempting to save their animals and the lives of the emergency teams who may be forced to enter the disaster zone to rescue people. The pet transport and evacuation act of (2006) make the pet evacuation act a rule of local and state government homeland funding. The Connecticut Act 7-11 expects that every region includes provisions of shelter for pets and an emergency operation plan. United States households in the American Veterinary Medical Association show that 60% of emergencies include those of pets. Therefore, the estimated number of pets per household is 1500 per 1000 people. This indicates that Connecticut is home to millions of pets and animals. The provision of shelter to large numbers of pets and animals owned by citizens that have evacuated would pose a big challenge to the emergency response team. A study indicates that only a fraction of those escaping a disaster-stricken area will seek public shelter and the number of animals and pets in need of shelter may be tangible. Past disasters such as Hurricane Katrina proved that people would go to extreme measures to avoid abandoning their pets and animals. The Connecticut State Animal Response Team program encourages all pet and animal owners to move with them to Evade putting both animal and human lives at risk.

Emergency animal response services help govern, promote, and plan all the Community Outreach events the whole year. It is particularly very busy from Mid March to October when it participates in different events monthly. All registered team members are expected to participate in these activities, only that they are not all about work without fun activities for people to enjoy themselves and learn too. The program also enables volunteers to educate themselves more on emergency animal response. This attracts more volunteers from various places to work hand in hand in animal care units. The Emergency Animal Response Service was established based on the efforts taken by special teams aiming at animals in disasters. This has been vital to the Connecticut State. The state witnessed devastating floods, snowfalls, storms, and hurricanes which calls for the need for animal response action. In case of large-scale disasters, the state emergency teams and rescue operations must focus on the needs and wants of the people, which can lead to animals being left in fatal and dangerous situations. The Emergency Animal Response team has specialized knowledge, expertise, resources, and training in emergency and animal response to provide a stable focus on animals during emergencies. Working hand in hand with Emergency managers (in partnership with T-Mobile), the EARS effectively takes control of relieving emergency services and animal rescue operations in case of a disaster. This focuses on community needs.…

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The Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service

Service (CEARS) is a reliable team specifically for rapid-response to help the emergency departments and owners with animal emergencies like, evacuations, household fires, or any types of disasters that may occur. When an alarm is raised, the Connecticut Emergency Animal Response team provides transport for animals that need veterinary care, technical rescue, and putting up temporary shelters for a large number of animals. CEARS is solely run through the zeal and honest commitment of volunteers from all backgrounds. They are joined together by love and allegiance to ensure animal safety in our society. No volunteer is paid to participate in this operation. Due to the lack of a good transport system for animals that encounter emergency circumstances such as the injured, trapped, and ill animals. Many of the emergency service teams try their very best to provide services for animals in need. The organizations that work with animals and pets like hospitals and veterinary clinics with the aim of taking care of any animal in need of medical care have expanded their services to both animal and human health.

What CEARS aims to solve
The lack of response team and transportation options for different animal owners dealing with emergencies lead to animal owners being forced to take care of them. If the animal owners had evacuated due to emergencies and disasters, they would one way or another look for alternatives to go back for their animals or pets, putting their lives at risk. Most volunteers of emergency services will try their best to care for animals in need of emergency services. Most animal organizations such as shelters, rescues, and veterinary hospitals must focus their energy on animals in their properties like clinics. They are therefore not able to offer or give help to those that are outside. This only leaves voids in the animal emergency services sector, thus allowing organizations to fill the gap to reach as many needy animals as possible.

Animal Emergency Medical Response
The Animal emergency medical response (Animal EMT) gives medical transport and response for pets and animals in need of the services either from a veterinary clinic or owner’s home. The transport services usually involve pets that need quality and advanced care during transportation such as, fluids, oxygen, and monitoring. EARS evolved to being the only establishment in Connecticut in 2015 to fully operate an equipped Care Animal Ambulance, which in this case can be used for medical transport and first-hand situations such as helping during building evacuations, house fires, and all other situations. The ultimate goal for Connecticut Emergency Animal response is to meet and achieve the constant need of providing special transportation for animals and pets faced by emergencies and can not get the help and care they need. In addition to the organization, training a volunteer service team makes it easy to operate two specialized and equipped vehicles to aid in the animal emergency response in monitoring special circumstances.

This is one of the exclusive animal ambulances and crucial care units in the state of Connecticut. This modified ambulance was entirely funded through donations and operated by all-volunteer teams.…

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