Summary: The Georgia Emergency Operations Plan contains several references to pets during state disasters. Specifically, Emergency Support Function (ESF) #11 considers the need to plan for the "safety and well-being of household pets" and the coordination of "animal evacuation assistance."Documents: GEOP (2017) with 2019 updates (1).pdf (805.67 KB)
The Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency can be found at https://gema.georgia.gov/what-we-do/planning
3. Localities have a plan as part of an emergency management program which reflects current doctrine and protocol, including provisions for the needs and requirements of the population, such as children, individuals with access and functional needs, service animals, and household pets.
(found on page 15)
ESF #11 Agriculture and Natural Resources
Coordinator: Georgia Department of Agriculture
- Coordinate with ESF#6 and ESF#8 for the safety and well-being of household pets during an emergency response or evacuation situation.
(found on page 21)