National Animal Care & Control Association

Disaster Portal



Disaster training, protocols, resources & grants

NACA Disaster Portal

NACA knows that disasters can strike at any time and it’s important to not only be prepared but also understand how the systems work, ensure responders are properly trained and protocols are at the highest standard for safety. NACA is a proud member of the National Animal Rescue and Shelter Coalition (NARSC) along with our partners at Red Cross, ASPCA, American Humane, Code3 Associates, PetSmart Charities Inc., and International Fund for Animal Welfare.

NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition) was established in 2005 and its mission is to identify, prioritize and find collaborative solutions to major human-animal emergency issues. NARSC is dedicated to professionalism, both in animal emergency response and management, as well as full integration into emergency management consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). It’s vital to understand the Emergency Management and Incident Command systems for the best possible outcome for animals and their humans during disaster operations. The NARSC has a strong record of working effectively and cooperatively at all levels with government and non-government agencies having roles in emergency response and animal issues.

NACA is proud to work as a part of NARSC to support disaster response effort at the national level, and understands it starts at the ground level. NACA has a responsibility to its members, partners, and affiliates to help ensure access to updated training, protocols, and resources.




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