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Emergency Animal Crisis Responder

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  • 6 people are interested

Companion Pets in Crisis "CPiC" in partnership with our local fire departments and American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, provides families with emergency assistance when they have become a victim of a residential fire. CPiC was established in 2016 with one goal in mind Keeping Pets and Their Families Together in Times of Crisis.
When a disaster or tragedy happens and companion pets are involved CPiC is dispatched to assist the family and their pets in crisis.
CPiC assist pets and their families when they become displaced from their home by disaster or a death of a loved one. When a CPiC crisis team is dispatched we respond immediately to the incident and provide crisis intervention and assistance for the pets.
CPiC is becoming more in demand and the need for more help has increased in 2022.
Companion Pets in crisis see's an opportunity to empowering the human - animal bond in times of crisis.

Qualification -Must have a heart willing to help people and their pets in a crisis situation.

  • Excellent communication skills and legible penmanship.
  • Able to provide compassion and empathy to those in an emotional crisis..
  • Professionalism working with first responders (Fire, Police and Red Cross).
  • Have reliable and insured vehicle with room to carry medium size crate.
  • Cell phone and access to a computer.
  • Able to handle stressful situations in a calm manner.
  • Animal handling experience - preferable from animal shelter (must be able to read animals body language).
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Able to walk, stand, scoop, bend and withstand outdoor elements: heat, rain, cold, for long periods of time.
  • Comfortable working in hazardous environments with proper PPE.
  • Quick and creative problem solving.
  • Flexible schedule availability.
  • Able to deploy on a moment's notice with CPiC supplies and gear.
  • Able to commit to two (2) 11 hour On Call shifts a month (0700-1800, 7 am - 6 pm).

Job Description

  • Deploy to disaster or crisis scene - meeting your assigned partner on scene.
  • Assess immediate needs - making sure pets are safe and secured - by providing leashes, collars, crates, bowls with water and blankets if cold.
  • Provide emotional support, resources, pet food and supplies to family.
  • Being an advocate and voice for the pets on scene.
  • Transport pets in critical condition to the nearest Animal Emergency Hospital.
  • Establish partnered external resources; Emergency Temporary Shelter, PALS (deceased pet), Red Cross, Rescue organizations, ect.....
  • Willing to help in other non emergency response needs while on shift: such as dropping off supplies, picking up donations, making comfort bags, buddy kits, attending pop up events and visiting fire stations with puppies.

On Call Shift

  • Being 100% Committed , our community and first responders rely on us as their ONLY resource to help the furkids.
  • Must be available while on shift, shifts can go over if a call comes in at 6 pm.
  • Able to deploy within 20 minutes after deployment request.
  • Must have your cell phone on you at ALL Times while on shift, text messages will come. through if you are to be on standby to deploy.
  • Have CPiC supplies and gear ready to go.
  • Vehicle gassed up ready to respond.

2 Shifts

  • 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Min. of 2 shifts per month
  • 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
    Min. of 2 shifts per month is required
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846 E Marconi Ave, Phx, AZ 85022, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to keep pets and their family together in times of crisis.


Companion pets in Crisis (CPiC) is the only resources to our local Fire Departments and Red Cross to assist on-scene with 911 crisis calls involving pets.
CPiC fills an important gap between human care and pet care within our EMS division.
By providing emergency services on-scene, transportation and emergency temporary shelter for pets displaced from their human and or home due to fire, evacuation or death of owner not only eases the anxiety on the family but on the animals as well.

CPiC provides on-scene crisis intervention by giving emotional support, resources and immediate needs for pets such as pet food, bowls, leashes, collars, crate and kitty supplies.
Providing these services also reduces the surrender and unnecessary euthanasia rate of healthy companion pets.
Keeping beloved pets out of the kill shelter.


Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Animals, Crisis Support, Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


610 East Bell RoadPhoenix, AZ 85022



  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Disaster Response
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are in need of volunteers who can commit to two shifts a month.
  • Must have a heart willing to help people and their pets in a crisis situation.

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