NAFA Plans Seminar on 'Animals in Disaster'

AUGUST 24, 2006 - Posted at 4:34 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - The chaos and devastation of natural disasters like the Marmaduke tornado this spring, or Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Gulf Coast last summer have prompted Northeast Arkansans for Animals (NAFA) to host a seminar on "animals in disaster" Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the RoundRoom of the Jonesboro-Craighead County Public Library.

In 2003, NAFA met with Craighead County's Department of Emergency Management officials and Jonesboro Animal Control employees to provide them with the organization's plan for animals in disaster situations.  That plan was written into the county's overall disaster plan.

The plan consists of two rescue field teams and one base team for both large and small animals.

Anyone interested in being part of NAFA's 'Animals in Disaster' program is strongly encouraged to attend Sunday's program.