The Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware Animal Response hosted a two-day training program on setting up emergency shelters for companion animals. The 30 people there are volunteers for the state Animal Response Team.

The Office of Animal Welfare Delaware Animal Response hosted an interactive, two-day training program on how to set up emergency shelters for companion animals.

The 30 attendees are volunteers for the state Animal Response Team, including animal rescuers, veterinarians or veterinary technicians, animal control officers and members of the public who have an interest in disaster preparedness and response.

Topics included the identification, design and setup of emergency animal shelters; differences between temporary and co-location shelters; public information officer and media relations skills and duties; daily routines in the care of animals; volunteer planning and volunteer management during a disaster; and decontamination and demobilization of shelters.

For more information, or to apply to volunteer, call 255-4628.