Companion Animals in Natural Disasters A Scoping Review of Scholarly Sources
Travers, C., Degeling, C., and Rock, M. (2017). Companion Animals in Natural Disasters: A Scoping Review of Scholarly Sources. (Abstract only.) Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 20(4): 324-343.
This literature review describes: how people care for their pets’ welfare during disasters; why companion animals may be a risk to human health when humans forgo evacuation to stay with their pets; and the risk to the animals themselves. Another emergent theme the authors noted is determining who is responsible for pets during disasters.