Personnel from the Village of Skokie will handle the initial response to any disaster or unusual occurrences within the geographical limits of Village of Skokie. If necessary, the Village of Skokie will establish shelters for mass care and animal care. Officials will assist in finding temporary housing and supplies for displaced animals. Animal Shelter facilities will be opened as close as possible to the affected area, but safely away from hazards that may exist from the disaster. In the event that the disaster affects multiple jurisdictions, a regional center will be activated.
In such an emergency, the Village of Skokie would strive to provide:
- Animal rescue
- Disaster animal information
- Distribution of emergency relief items
- Emergency first aid
- Reunification of pet with owner
- Safe animal disposal