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Q: What is the best way to reduce your pets’ stress in an emergency situation? A: The reason why most pets are stressed in disaster situations is because their normal...

YORBA LINDA, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  A dog waits in a cage in the back of a pickup truck as its owners evacuate from the advancing flames of the Corona Fire on November 15, 2008 in Yorba Linda, California. Strong Santa Ana Winds are destroying hundreds of homes and charring thousands of acres around southern California. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared states of emergency for the fires.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Become Part of the Animal Rescue Reserve

Interested in helping out during a disaster? San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement department offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities through its Animal Rescue Reserve (ARR)...


Expect the Unexpected

The thing about emergencies is that, by definition, they’re unexpected. Nobody starts their day thinking disaster is about to strike—but that’s just what we, as animal lovers and caregivers, need...

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