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The preparedness and evacuation behaviour of pet owners inemergencies and natural disasters

Taylor, Melanie; Burns, Penelope; Lynch, Erin; Eustace, Greg


This research describes the preparedness and the actual, or anticipated, evacuation behaviours of a sample of 352 pet owners in Australian who experienced a range of natural disasters or emergencies. Three quarters experienced a bushfire or flood (42 per cent and 33 per cent respectively) and around a third (34 per cent) evacuated their homes. Of those who evacuated, 29 per cent did so in less than one hour and 58 per cent returned within two days. Over two-thirds (69 per...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Emergency Management


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