Yavapai County values the critical role of volunteer organizations in bolstering community safety and emergency preparedness. Among these are Animal Disaster Services and the Large Animal Shelter & Emergency Readiness program, which provide essential services during disasters involving pets and larger animals. Additionally, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) offer indispensable communication support when conventional systems fail. These volunteer groups, along with others like them, are foundational to Yavapai County’s strategy to ensure a resilient community. By working together, they ensure that both human and animal residents receive the protection and care needed during emergencies.