Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Jersey Agriculture Department provides animal emergency assistance resources

New Jersey has launched a new website at www.animalemergency.nj.gov that provides up-to-the minute information they would need to protect their pets and livestock in times of emergency.

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Animal Emergency Response website and its companion mobile and tablet sites provide resources for animal owners to prepare for disasters of all kinds. It gives them resources on what they can do prior to, during and after emergencies.

“New Jersey has faced many emergencies, both large and small, in the last several years and we know that people feel very strongly about protecting their animals in those situations,” said Secretary Douglas H. Fisher in a statement. “Our new website gives folks the resources they need to care for their animals in those trying times and also keep themselves safe in the process.”

The site is interactive, allowing people to type in their location to find the nearest help available, including animal shelter, veterinary hospitals, offices of emergency management, feed stores, county fairgrounds and Rutgers Cooperative Extension offices.

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