Colorado Animal Welfare Conference Session

Emergency Sheltering for Livestock


1:45–3:15pm • September 22, 2022

Fallen Timbers B

Field Services

This session provides emergency management, disaster responders, and community volunteers information on emergency large animal sheltering. This course provides a solid foundation in dealing with emergency large animal shelering and prepares teams with the necessary tools for a smooth-running operation. We will cover topics from emergency sheltering, shelter setup, understanding livestock behavior and animal decontamination.

Garret Leonard

Garret Leonard has developed equine rescue resources, evacuation planning and disaster programs to first responders, community response teams, and industry professionals. He has developed and executed a center for law enforcement for the collection of evidence and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses that have been removed from their owners by law enforcement. Leonard collaborates with equine professionals across the country on biosecurity, quarantine, facility and animal decontamination, operations, planning, emergency veterinary care, large animal sheltering, standard operating policies, protocols, and best practices in livetock training. He is also the large animal branch manager for Code 3 Associates.