Is Animal Evac NZ ready to deploy now?

We were not planning to be operational to until later in 2019, however we were asked by MPI to respond to the Nelson Fires (February 2019) and we quickly had trained responders on the ground, and carried out rescues from within the cordon and helped prepare residents evacuate with their animals.

We continue to develop our capability and are in discussions with the Ministry for Primary Industries who are the lead agency for animal welfare emergency management.

We have more information if you are an emergency manager here.