Are you ready for the next big Houston flood? Is your family prepared to deal with a hurricane? Can you cope with catastrophic events such as fires, disease outbreaks, and acts of terrorism?
What will you do with your pets or livestock in one of these emergencies?
EDEN (the Extension Disaster Education Network http://texashelp.tamu.edu ) educates citizens about disaster preparation, response, and recovery, including how to protect pets and livestock. Texas EDEN is a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is affiliated with National Extension Disaster Education Network. They have developed protocols to be used before, during, and after emergencies, as well as “Ready AG” workbooks for poultry, swine, and dairy farmers.
On May 12, 2015, Dr. Wesley Bissett (Ph.D. & DVM, Texas A&M) will speak on:
“Emergency Planning for Pets and Livestock - What you need to know about Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery”
Dr. Bissett will discuss preparing for disasters impacting animals, as well as the role Texas EDEN plays in responding to, and developing plans for, agencies to handle animals in emergency situations. This program will discuss the local, state and federal laws behind animal-related emergency preparedness and response The Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section is sponsoring this seminar to help pet and livestock owners keep their animals safe.
The seminar takes place on May 12, 2015 at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant, 2019 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Lunch is included. Attorneys will receive one hour of CLE credit.
You may register by mailing a check to: J. Macklin Milligan, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, 1201 Franklin, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77002. Registrations received and pre-paid before May 8th will be $25. Walk-ins and registrations received after May 8th are $40. Questions can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org