Slade Macklin, Director of Total Fauna Solutions will be talking about when animals (domestic, livestock and wildlife) are unable to be relocated in emergency situations and how these animals and dynamic situations are managed. This includes provision of fodder, veterinary assessment/euthanasia and safety factors for responders. Slade has over 20 years experience in the field of animal welfare, emergency management, specialising in disaster response and technical animal rescue. Total Fauna Solutions has been heavily involved in the unprecedented recent flooding events of 2021/2022 as well as the bushfires of 2019/2020.
When they can’t leave
The topic of this presentation, ‘when they can’t leave’ discusses when animals (domestic, livestock and wildlife) are unable to be relocated in emergency situations. In situations such as this, it is important to understand how these animals are managed along with the dynamic situation they face. This includes but is not limited to the provision of fodder, veterinary assessment, and humane euthanasia. It is also important to consider the relevant safety factors for first responders. With over 20 years experience in the field of animal welfare and emergency management, attendance at the majority of natural disasters on the east coast since 2005, I am very passionate about this topic. Total Fauna Solutions provide a wide range of animal welfare and deployment capability services to other animal welfare agencies and state government alike. During natural disasters and unprecedented weather events (such as those most recently experienced throughout 2021 and 2022) it is important to be well informed on how best to provide appropriate support for those animals left behind and expect the unexpected.