Soric, S., Belanger, M., and Wittnich, C. (2008). A Method for Decontamination of Animals Involved in Floodwater Disasters. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 232(3):364-370.
After a disaster, abandoned or stray animals and search and rescue dogs may be exposed to toxins in floodwaters. This article: outlines safety requirements for healthcare professionals who manage decontamination teams; provides strategies for laying out a decontamination site; and includes a decontamination protocol.