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The mission of Animal Emergency Working Group of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture is to provide guidelines for rapid response to disasters affecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals.  Veterinary medicine and animal care resources in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery include, but are not limited to, small and large animal care, facility usage, displaced pet/livestock assistance, and waste disposal.

21st Annual

Animal Emergency Working Group (AEWG) Symposium

Friday, May 17, 2019

Rutgers University

Cook College Farm Roundhouse

 $15.00 per person


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome – Introductions, Preview of Days Activities

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Special Agent Scott Nawrocki, FBI – Overview of Agricultural Terrorism

10:15 a.m.– 10:30: Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Dr. Manoel Tamassia, NJDA-DAH; Dr. Todd Johnson, USDA-APHIS/VS – 

                                             Overview for the afternoon exercise 

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: LUNCH

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Tabletop

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Handling Animals

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Closing Presentations, closing remarks, and summary



 Gidget Petry of the Bergen County CART leads Team Purple through simulating shelter operations in “The Game of CART” during last year's AEWG Symposium.