Have you ever considered what you need to do in case of a flood or stable fire? What can you do to be prepared? What could you possibly do as a veterinarian, farmer or competent authority? What are your options for your animals in times of need? Together with i.a. the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ministry of Agriculture and public safety regions in the Netherlands and also different partners abroad, these questions are being addressed by Joris Wijnker. Both practical and operational, but also via research (different papers available) and education (to both students and professionals). The development of an action perspective and resilience for the people involved and maintaining animal welfare are key elements in this process.