Volunteer animal rescue training offered
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[JUNE 3, 2004]
BARRINGTON -- Do you want to
help animals during a disaster? If so, this is your opportunity to
learn how. Noah's Wish, a national disaster response organization
designed exclusively to rescue and shelter animals during disasters,
will be in Barrington the weekend of June 25, 26 and 27 to recruit
and train volunteers from Illinois and surrounding states.
This comprehensive three-day in-field
exercise will involve setting up a temporary animal shelter, similar
to one that would be created during an actual disaster. To further
authenticate the training, animals will be on-site periodically to
give participants actual handling experience. Participants will be
staying in the field that has been selected for the exercise,
sleeping in their own tents at night, in order to give them a
realistic experience of the physical challenges of responding to a
The training will be conducted by an
experienced five-member team of Noah's Wish staff and coordinators
who have collectively participated in more than 70 disasters.
Participants will receive interactive training areas such as animal
intake, reclaim, lost and found; shelter management; function of
emergency management; safety; search and rescue; the emotional
aspects of disaster response; and disaster preparedness.
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Once individuals have completed the
training, they will become part of the Noah's Wish National Disaster
Response Team. Classes are limited and fill up quickly, so NOW is
the time to register for the 2004 schedule!
Terri Crisp, founder and director of
Noah's Wish, is the acclaimed author of "Out of Harm's Way" and
"Emergency Animal Rescue Stories" and has been featured in "Chicken
Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul." She has been saving animals in
disasters since 1983 and has participated in 60 major disaster
relief efforts across the United States and abroad. She is a highly
sought-after expert in the field of managing animals in disasters
and will be leading the training along with Sheri Thompson, training
manager for Noah’s Wish..
information or to register for the training, contact Noah's Wish at
(530) 622-9313, visit
or e-mail email@example.com.
Wish news release]