MuttShack Animal Rescue Transportation Training
Pet Evacuation Transportation Training
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(225) 922-1254 - 5825 Florida Blvd,
Baton Rouge, LA
11:30 Registration 12:00 Start
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Muttshack Animal Rescue is
a registered 501(c)3 non-Profit Foundation.
Muttshack is contracted with the LA DOTD and works under the
direction of LDAF.
MuttShack Animal Rescue Foundation
A Registered 501(c)(3)
(866) 718-1001 (x-108)
March 21 though March 24
Wednesday March 21
Emergency Relief Waggin'SM Training
MuttShack Transportation Training
Thursday & Friday March 22, 23
ICS 200 Dick Green, IFAW
ICS-200 is a FEMA required course for responders who
will be operating in a supervisory role in the
Incident Command System (ICS).
Companion Animal Behavior Awareness Course (8
Designed for first responders who do not have direct
animal handling training.
Emergency Relief Waggin'SM Training
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NOT
COMPLETED YOUR FEMA BASIC TRAINING DO IT NOW!
Renée Poirrier, DVM
Dr. Poirrier is a small and exotic animal
veterinarian in Lafayette, Louisiana. She is an active member
of the Louisiana Veterinary Association and is the Louisiana
State Animal Response Team Director. During Hurricanes Katrina
and Rita, she coordinated the opening of pre-storm evacuation
shelters in Alexandria, Monroe, and Shreveport and of post storm
evacuation shelters in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Lake
Charles. She also helped open rescue shelters in Gonzales after
Hurricane Katrina and in Lake Charles and New Iberia after
Dr. Poirrier received a DVM from the Louisiana State
University in 1988. She was certified in veterinary
acupuncture in 1993 by the International Veterinary
Lt. Colonel Mike Pagano
Lt. Colonel, Mike Pagano in command of Search & Rescue at
MuttShack Triage at Lake Castle School.
Mike is a senior facilitator providing motivational speeches,
leadership development sessions and mentoring leaders in the
art of performance enhancement, task saturation and executing
plans with precision. He is a sought after speaker and
motivator. In addition to his responsibilities with MCA
G-Force, Mike is an Instructor for the F/A-18 Hornet simulator
and flies with a Squadron stationed at Miramar, California.
Master Connection Associates
Susann Thiel, Endicott, NY
Susann completed the Emergency Animal
Rescue Service (EARS) disaster certification course and is a
member of Ferrets Across America. After Hurricane Katrina, she
delivered donations and supplies to Louisiana shelters,
rescued ferrets and dogs, transported animals and supervised
the care of more than 20 rescued dogs at a temporary
shelter/veterinary trauma and ICU clinic in East New Orleans.
Susann is a Red Cross disaster response team
member-in-training. She has owned ferrets since 1982.
Ferret Emergency Response Rescue and Evacuation Team
this year's hurricane season approaches, the images of
Katrina are still with us. The German Shepherd that
survived in his home, waiting for his owners, seventy-one
days starving and alone. The family who themselves went
without food and water as they hid with their dogs and
newborn pups and the sad memory of thousands more that
died, their stories untold.
We placed ourselves at great personal risk to save those
that we could as we promised ourselves that this could
never happen again. We lobbied, and won the right to
evacuate pets both with Federal and State laws. But the
hardest part is now up to us - to do what we promised. To
respond when a hurricane threatens the State of Louisiana,
and evacuate pets alongside their owners. This is now
possible through the tireless efforts of the Louisiana
State Animal Response Team.
There is still a lot of work to be done. MuttShack needs
pre-storm funding for supplies and equipment to be ready.
We need sponsors, but most of all, we need trained,
qualified and brave volunteers to go in and participate in
the evacuation of pets from every Parish in the State of
Louisiana to make sure each dog, cat, bird, small animal
and critter gets out safely with their owners.
We need to train now to be swift, competent and thoroughly
Please come join us in Baton Rouge on March 21, for the
MuttShack Pet Evacuation Transportation Training. Then
stay for the
LSART Summit and Training Workshops
, March 22, and
23, and 24.
We made a promise - now let's keep it!
Module 1. (20 minutes) 12:00 pm
It's A Hurricane Party!
Stephanie R. Ostrowski, DVM, MPVM, Diplomat, American
College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, (CAPT, USPHS),
deployed to Baton Rouge in early
October 2005 as part of the USPHS veterinary team to
provide post-hurricane support to the State Veterinarian.
Module 2. (90
minutes) 12:20 pm
Evacuation Transportation Table Top
Dr. Allan Hogue USDA/APHIS
Dr. Martha Littlefield, Assistant State
A Poirrier, DVM, Dir. LSART
The moment Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco declares a
state of emergency, volunteers from multiple
organizations will move forward to participate in a
massive evacuation. MuttShackers will mobilize with at
least 60 53 Ft temperature controlled trucks and 20
cargo vans to evacuate pets. Other organizations will
mobilize to set up the Pet Shelters in Alexandria,
Monroe and Shreveport. A massive effort will be
underway to evacuate 12,000 pets. The Transportation
Table Top Exercise will incorporate disaster evacuation
plans, contra-flow traffic patterns, logistics,
timelines, and staging areas.
Module 3 (60 minutes) 2:00 pm
Lt Col. Mike Pagano, S&R MuttShack.
MCA G-Force provides an overall look at the parallels of how
fighter pilots execute their missions and how these
techniques can apply directly to disaster response.
Beginning with the planning phase, the briefing portion, the
execution phase, and finally the extraction of lessons
learned from the debriefing phase, this session will
give you specific new ideas to boost your disaster execution
(Consider that corporations pay MCA big bucks for this
course -- and they have sponsored Mike to share it with
us!) Photo copyright MCA.
Module 4. (60 Minutes) 3:00 pm
Traumatized Dogs for Transport
"Jim" W. Crosby, CPDT
Incorporating a slide show and documentation as well as
"hands on" stories about his own experiences with dog
attacks, he gives valuable information on how to best
handle traumatized dogs, and presents MuttShack
Volunteers with complete training on their role in pet
Jim Crosby has written for
numerous publications on dog training, dog bite
prevention, education and dog behavior. Mr. Crosby is a
member of the Innotek Sporting Dog Pro Staff, and has
traveled throughout the Southeast giving training
seminars and providing training counseling to owners.
Mr. Crosby has consulted with local governments on
developing and implementing animal control and dangerous
dog ordinances, and has appeared before legislative and
judicial bodies testifying in dog bite cases and canine
legislation. To access more information on his research
or to get more information about his programs, you can
contact him at
Module 5. (120 minutes) 4:00 pm
Pet Readiness, Pet Handling and
Jeff Dorson, HSLA (Humane Society of Louisiana)
Preparing our Communities to evacuate with their
pets. Implementing programs and sponsorships.
MuttShack Capt. Sandra Holder - IC Cattery
Transport and Care of Cats on the Road (30 mins)
Responsible for successful
transportation (trucking) and handling of 60 cats on a
seven day trip to Washington, State.
MuttShack Capt. Nancy Clifford (30 Mins)
IC of Exotics, MuttShack Triage
Taking care and transport of Birds and exotics.
MuttShack Capt. Susann
Pocket Pets, Ferrets, hamsters etc. handling and
Seasoned by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma,
our animal specialists are experts in their fields
and teach best practices for the care and
handling of animals for transportation. And
yes, they have many interesting and
compelling stories of their days at MuttShack...
are cordially invited to attend the Graduation and Award
Ceremonies for MuttShack Volunteers.
MuttShack Animal Rescue Graduation & Awards Event 7:00
Certificates will be awarded for Basic, Intermediate and
Advanced Training Completions
MuttShack Badges will be awarded to all volunteers who
complete the transportation training course. (See above)
Fleur De Lis Badges will be awarded to those who
volunteered during Katrina.
If you qualify please fill out the transcript request on
the FEMA site and send your transcript to MuttShack Animal
Rescue, 15981 Yarnell Street. Ste 188, Sylmar, CA 91342.
If you plan to attend please e-mail
Friends don't leave friends behind.
We need you now more than ever. This is a great
opportunity to meet trainers and disaster planners on
the cutting edge of animal transport and evacuation.
If you cannot come to the event consider sponsoring a
volunteer or support us in getting prepared for what is
looking to be an active hurricane season. Your help is
needed to make sure no pets are left behind!
With Sincere Thanks,
MuttShack Animal Rescue
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