Thompson, K., Every, D., Rainbird, S., et al. (2014). No Pet or Their Person Left Behind: Increasing the Disaster Resilience of Vulnerable Groups through Animal Attachment, Activities and Networks. Animals. 4(2): 214-240.
The authors describe the potential positive effects pets can have on vulnerable populations in Australia, including: those living in remote communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, children and youth, older people, people with disabilities, homeless people, and people with mental illness. The authors also highlight how animals can be used as a conduit for disaster-related communication and recovery for a vulnerable person.