OCTOBER 29, 2001
Preparedness for People with Pets
DC -- In response to the mounting anxiety about terrorist attacks
and biological warfare in the DC metropolitan area, the House Rabbit
Society and MetroPets Online are jointly presenting a seminar on
November 17 designed to educate the pet-loving on appropriate disaster
preparedness plans and responses.
seminar is free and open to the public, but space is limited so
advance registration is required (see below for registration information).
will be made on quick evacuation and readiness assessment using
materials from the extensive disaster preparedness programs created
by the Emergency Animal Rescue Service. An overview of pet first
aid will be given by a certified Red Cross pet first aid instructor
(in depth class subsequently), and a representative from HSUS will
discuss the importance of providing for your pet's care in your
will. The program will conclude with a panel discussion of experts
to include local animal shelter directors, veterinarians, and the
Arlington County Fire Department. The audience will have ample opportunity
to ask questions, and printed materials will be provided to all
preparedness seminar information:
Admission is free but registration is required.
Donations are cheerfully accepted online or at the door.
To register to go www.metropets.org/ Newsroom/register.htm or call
Date: Saturday, November 17, 1-4:30 pm
Location: Aurora Hills Community Center (in the Recreation Center)
735 S. 18th Street, South Arlington
(on the corner of Hayes and S. 18th street, a few blocks from the
Pentagon City metro station)
About MetroPets Online:
Online was founded, incorporated, and granted non-profit status
in 1999. The goal of the organization is to promote the adoption
of homeless animals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and
to disseminate responsible information about pet care, primarily
through smart use of the Internet. MetroPets Online maintains an
extensive web site with pet-related and adoption information for
the DC metro area. Additionally, through professional technical
volunteers, MetroPets Online provides pro bono web consulting, web
development, and other technical services to local animal shelters.
the House Rabbit Society:
House Rabbit Society is a national, non-profit, all-volunteer organization
with two main goals:
to rescue rabbits abandoned at animal shelters and find them permanent
indoor homes; and
to educate the public on proper rabbit care.
House Rabbit Society
Tel: (703) 670-3659
MetroPets Online, Inc.
Tel: (301) 873-0846