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Hurricane Update
Our shelter is open at Thayer Arena. If you are free to volunteer, contact us via Facebook or 780.0900.

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Links

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (ICS)

SHELTER OPERATING MANUAL

ADVICE FOR RI ANIMAL OWNERS FACING A DISASTER

PREPARE RI PETS BROCHURE

HELP FOR RI CITIES AND TOWNS

RI ANIMAL DISASTER / ANIMAL CARE PLAN

SUMMIT SLIDES

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Shelter Roles & Responsibilities
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Shelter Positions

  1. Animal Response Team Leader & ECO: A person in this position serves as the Public Information Officer and is the primary voice of the shelter. He or she is the direct line of communication between media and city/state governances outside of the shelter. (In Level 1-3, the Local ACO; in Level 4, the State Veterinarian)
    • Scott Marshall, DVM- RI State Veterinarian

  2. Shelter Manager: The Shelter Manager is responsible for the safety and well being of all volunteers, animals and owners within the shelter. He or she will report directly to the Animal Response Team Leader.
    • Boss Arena: Seychelle Hoffer, DVM
    • Thayer Arena: Dan Hebert, DVM

  3. Operations: A volunteer in operations acts as the first line of defense for incoming animals and their owners. He or she is responsible for the initial evaluation of the animal's condition and act as the liaison between owner and animal health team. Operations volunteers work communally with planning and logistics.

  4. Safety Officer: A volunteer in this position is responsible for the safety of shelter volunteers and all animals housed in the facility throughout the duration of the emergency. A background in OSHA training or familiarity with safety hazards in preferred.

  5. Planning: A volunteer in this position is responsible for the administrative work of the shelter. No animal care or handling experience is necessary. Planning volunteers work communally with operations and logistics.

  6. Logistics: A volunteer in this position is responsible for inventory of supplies, other resources and identifying operational space with the appropriate signage. Logistics volunteers work communally with operations and planning.

  7. Communications: A volunteer in this position serves as the voice within the shelter. He or she is responsible for providing communication resources to volunteers and notifying shelter volunteers of ongoing developments within the shelter and throughout the state.

  8. Animal Health: A volunteer in this position is responsible for assisting veterinarians in diagnosis and medical treatment of animals housed in the shelter as well as continued care of sheltered animals. He or she should have a background in animal health and handling.

Organization


Shelter Operations Chain of Command Flow Chart


 
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