CAT DEPOT HOSTS SMALL ANIMAL EMERGENCY SHELTERING CLASS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FLORIDA STATE ANIMAL RESPONSE COALITION
Sarasota, Fla. – (March 5, 2015) – Are you ready to help animals during disasters? Take the next step and become a Disaster Animal Responder. The Florida State Animal Response Coalition will hold an Awareness Level Small Animal Sheltering volunteer training class on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Cat Depot, 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, Fla. The class will provide the knowledge needed to work in an emergency animal shelter, and give individuals the expertise and practical experience required to become a professional disaster animal responder.
Course topics include: Personal Preparedness, Overview of the Incident Command System, Deployment Preparedness, Assisting in Shelter Set Up, Daily Care and Feeding, Proper Cage Cleaning and Disinfection, Animal Behavior, Stress Management, Zoonotic Diseases, Personal Safety and more. The Awareness Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering class is certified by the Florida Department of Emergency Management and is required to respond in Florida to help companion animals during a disaster. To register, go to www.flsarc.org, or call 352-658-1224.
Cat Depot, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 no-kill, free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Cat Depot supports more than 150 cats and kittens on any given day.
Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handicap accessible. The Cat Depot Supply and Gift store is open daily featuring top name brands of cat food and litter, calming products, treats, and unique gifts for cats and cat lovers. Cat Depot is located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, Fla. 34234. For more information, go to www.catdepot.org, or call 941.366.2404.