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A conference on animals in times of disaster

June 2, 2008 |  6:40 pm

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The Humane Society of the United States is hosting the National Conference on Animals in Disaster in Sacramento starting Tuesday. Among the attendees are animal response specialists, emergency managers, vets and volunteers.

Highlights include a talk from FEMA deputy regional administrator Karen Armes and breakout sessions on such topics as "Animal First Aid for Disaster Responders."

The two dogs above were photographed floating on wood after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.

-- Alice Short

Photo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times

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