- Locate and capture stranded/strayed animals.
- Verify if animals have injuries or exposure to chemicals that require veterinary assistance.
- Monitor the behaviour of animals to identify any issues as a result of the emergency such as smoke inhalation, food or water poisoning.
- Seek veterinary advice or evaluation if you have concerns about animals being exposed to diseases as a result of the emergency.
- In case of deaths after an emergency, post-mortems may be required to identify potential threats to other animals.
- If animals are in new surroundings, ensure they are calm before leaving them. Frightened animals can become aggressive and may harm themselves or injure another animals.
- Rebuild infrastructure to house animals, even if temporary.
- Particular attention should be given to repairs to fencing and quarantine areas.
- Areas exposed to chemicals need to be cleaned.
- Electricity and water supply should be re-established as soon as possible, particularly in buildings housing large numbers of animals and/or during extreme weather conditions.
- Food sources and distribution should be secured.
- Removal and disposal of carcasses is important to prevent diseases and contamination of water sources.
- Revegetation should occur to provide shelter to farm animals and wildlife.
- If required, identify new areas to move livestock to.
- Verify new living areas are sanitised, disinfected and free of contaminants.
- Make sure accommodation is undamaged, clean and free of debris.
- Animals that have been affected by a natural disaster may be traumatised and easily frightened.
- Animals should be moved once property repairs have been completed.
- Animals returning to properties must have adequate shade to shelter from the weather.