Animal Decon Response is a federally recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides animal decontamination deployment teams for animals affected by contamination.
Animal decontamination has become increasingly more important as households continue get more pets. The community often includes horses in what they value as a companion animal as well as other livestock. Thousands of animals per year are affected by events that require proper decontamination to improve quality of life and increase an animals chance of remaining healthy.
Animals themselves can be severely impacted by the stress of emergency situations, well beyond the primary effects of chemical, biological, or radiological hazards. Stress can lead to secondary physical disorders, such as gastrointestinal upset, or work to suppress the immune system, leading to increases risk of infectious diseases.
There are substantial knowledge gaps pertaining to the science of managing contaminated animals. We close those gaps thru training and education by bringing authority, expertise and resources to the planning process for developing your animal decontamination capability.
The potential for decontamination failure, escape, animal injury, and human injury, however, may escalate dramatically so we integrate proper safe animal handling during decontamination.
Animal Decon Response is the only immediate deployable, animal decontamination resource available.
While local fire/HAZMAT response personnel will have excellent understanding of hazards and decontamination operations, they may have little knowledge of safe animal handling and proper techniques to use on animals.
Catastrophic events could require the decontamination of tens of thousands of pets and other animals and with no specific resource types for animal decontamination, many animals suffer.
Animal Decon Response has developed the tools necessary for your community to have trained local decontamination teams.