Country of Origin: United StatesCitation: Emergency Support Function #11 - Agriculture and Natural Resources Annex (2015)Last Checked: November, 2016Last Date Amended: 2015
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) says its mission is to "save lives, reduce suffering, and protect property and the environment by leading and coordinating Commonwealth agencies and resources to prevent, protect, prepare, respond and recover from any man-made or natural disaster." The issue of animals in disaster are dealt with in Emergency Support Function #11 - Agriculture and Natural Resources Annex (2015). This detailed document also covers issue of food safety and security during disasters.
Emergency Support Function #11, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Annex, states as two of its purposes are "[t]o support state, and municipal efforts to provide emergency nutritional assistance to citizens and their animals (pets and livestock)" and "[t]o support the Pet Evacuation and Transportation Act (PETS Act) and efforts of local emergency management agencies to provide rescue and sheltering of companion animals affected by disasters."