As the state’s designated responder for animals in distress during natural disasters, AHS is called to set up temporary shelters where needed while our EAMTsTM apply their FEMA and Wild Land Fire Fighter training to save lives.
AHS Deployed to Ocotillo Fire In Cave Creek
May 30, 2020 – As the state’s designated responder for animals in distress during natural disasters, AHS has been deployed to the Ocotillo Fire in Cave Creek. We have initially deployed a team of seven staff members, including medical staff and Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs) as well as an AKC Disaster Relief Trailer, an EAMT Ambulance and box truck, to help shelter and provide medical treatment to any animals in need.
AKC Pet Disaster Relief Unit
In 2015, AHS received a Pet Disaster Relief Unit from AKC Reunite through their Canine Support and Relief Fund. This two-axel trailer containing materials to set up an emergency shelter for pets and service animals will be critical in our disaster relief efforts.
We are so grateful for the Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association, Superstition Kennel Club and all of the local AKC clubs who selected AHS to receive this gift and worked to raise some of the funding. A group of 11 Arizona animal rescue groups worked to raise funds, which were then matched by AKC Reunite.