September 6, 2018

Go on the Ground with ASPCA Responders—Right From Your Home

a rescued dog and responder

September is Disaster Preparedness Month, and while our top priority is making sure that you and your pets are prepared should disaster strike in your community, we have a new, exclusive VR 360 video to put you virtually on the ground with ASPCA responders as they care for animals in the wake of a disaster. This immersive, one-of-a-kind video provides an inside look at our animal rescue and response on St. Croix following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. 

Experience the VR 360 video below:

“While there have been vast improvements in disaster preparedness for animals in recent years, experiencing a disaster first-hand helps people truly understand the importance of planning in advance,” said Dick Green, Senior Director of ASPCA Disaster Response. “By giving pet owners an inside look at our emergency response operation via 360-degree video, we hope to further inform the public about the impact disasters situations can have on animals and inspire them to prioritize their own preparedness plans.”

This VR 360 project was generously supported by Nylabone®, which has assisted ASPCA rescues by providing critical enrichment supplies, including chew toys and other pet supplies for animals at ASPCA’s emergency shelters.

Our field responders work year-round to ensure the safety of animals in need across the nation, and during times of unexpected disasters such as hurricanes, mudslides or wildfires they work tirelessly to ensure that pets and families are able to stay together safely and that homeless animals find their way away from harm. To help ensure that you and your pets are prepared should disaster strike, see our tips on how you and your pet can be ready