Zoo association compiles volunteer database for oil spill relief

Published on June 18, 2010
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The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians has established a database of volunteers willing to support relief efforts mitigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 

The database contains information about each registrant and will enable agencies involved in the cleanup to recruit people according to their expertise, availability, and so on. Registrants are encouraged to provide as much information as possible to make the database useful.

Registrants do not need to be veterinarians to register, and there is no fee for signing up.

Information contained in the database is made available only to agencies involved in the cleanup and only when requested by them. Not every registrant will be called on to volunteer.

For more information, visit the AAZV website; e-mail questions to aazvorgataol [dot] com or call (904) 225-3275.