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Regional Animal Services conducts disaster exercise


WHAT:      As part of Washoe County Regional Animal Service’s (WCRAS) continued focus on safety and emergency preparedness, WCRAS will conduct a full-scale exercise simulating a local disaster requiring the evacuation of all animals in the Washoe County Regional Animal Services Shelter. This exercise will take place on Tuesday, May 2, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The exercise will test staff disaster preparedness and response procedures in preparation for possible local disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes or floods.

“WCRAS routinely trains and practices various evacuation scenarios to ensure we are prepared and equipped for multiple disaster situations, Shyanne Schull, director of WCRAS, said. “This drill is the first of its kind, as we will be focusing on the animals within our facility, simulating the evacuation of all of them to safety.”

The exercise will occur at WCRAS and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. This exercise will not affect or interrupt normal services provided by WCRAS.

WHEN: Tuesday May 2, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

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