Arizona Humane Society Deploys to Maui Wildfires
At the request of BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Animal Incident Management (AIM), five members of the Arizona Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team were deployed to Maui to assist in the aftermath of the devasting wildfires. The team has been tasked with search and rescue efforts behind fire lines.
“As Arizona’s designated responder for animals in distress during natural disasters, the Arizona Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team has many years of experience behind fire lines,” said AHS President & CEO Dr. Steven Hansen. “Our team has deployed to other national natural disasters in the past, including Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey. Their advanced training allows the team to provide help where and when it is needed the most.”
The AHS team will initially deploy for seven days to assist with search and rescue efforts for pets affected by the fire, as well as provide any additional support for pets in the community. AHS will continue to assess and monitor the situation and provide additional resources as needed.