Full Title Name:  Georgia Emergency Operations Plan

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Country of Origin:  United States Agency Origin:  Department of Agriculture (GDA); Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Last Checked:  April, 2023 Date Adopted:  2013 Last Date Amended:  2015
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:  PDF icon 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


3.2 Assumptions

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

Functional Responsibilities:

  • 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)

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