Disaster Preparedness

Washington County Animal Shelter Response

If disaster strikes, Animal Services is ready to respond. Most of our employees have completed basic emergency preparedness courses and several have finished hands-on technical animal rescue training. 

We have purchased a trailer and equipped it with disaster response supplies, such as first-aid and medical goods, extra crates and kennels, and provisions for temporary shelters. In addition, we have an emergency response manual that outlines procedures and lists community resources where we can temporarily shelter small animals and livestock.

If you are interested in offering temporary shelter during an emergency, call our office at 503-846-7041.

For information on how you can prepare before a disaster strikes, see our disaster preparedness tips