Pennsylvania Animal Response Team

Pennsylvania Animal Response Team Providing prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery for animal emegrencies The Pennsylvania Animal Response Team is modeled after a similar effort undertaken in North Carolina.

It was founded after Hurricane Floyd, during which more than 3 million domestic and farm animals were lost. Many could have been saved by a coordinated emergency response plan. PART is based on the principals of the Incident Command System developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and involves a coordinated effort of government, corporate and animal organizations. Our structure

It was founded after Hurricane Floyd, during which more than 3 million domestic and farm animals were lost. Many could have been saved by a coordinated emergency response plan. PART is based on the principals of the Incident Command System developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and involves a coordinated effort of government, corporate and animal organizations. Our structure

Operating as usual

Mourning the loss of one of our own, thank you for everything you did for us and for the animals. We will miss you.
09/20/2021
Remembering the life of Dennis Winger 1941 - 2021

Mourning the loss of one of our own, thank you for everything you did for us and for the animals. We will miss you.

Dennis Winger passed away 2021-09-18 in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania. This is the full obituary story where you can express condolences and share memories. Services by Cunningham Funeral Home Inc.

Photos from Westmoreland / Fayette / Allegheny County Animal Response Team's post
09/18/2021

Photos from Westmoreland / Fayette / Allegheny County Animal Response Team's post

09/08/2021

Good Guys: first responders from the Philadelphia Fire Department not only rescued people from the floods yesterday, they saved a few cats too.

Photos from Delaware County Animal Response Team's post
09/03/2021

Photos from Delaware County Animal Response Team's post

09/02/2021

NOTICE: DUE TO THE EXTREME FLOODING IN SOUTHEASTERN PA, PART IS NOW SUPPORTING ANIMAL SHELTERING IN CHESTER AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES. WE HAVE OUR VOLUNTEERS AT THE RED CROSS SHELTERS IN BOTH COUNTIES TO PROVIDE THOSE IN NEED WITH ASSISTANCE.
WE WILL PUBLISH MORE INFORMATION AS MAY BE NEEDED.

09/02/2021

Voluntary evacuations for the following streets around Solomon Creek in Wilkes-Barre were just announced.

The streets include: Carlisle Street, Stark Street, Warren Street, Cedar Street and Horton Street between Warren Street and Old River Road.

It's always better to evacuate voluntarily and have nothing happen to your home, then get flooded and have to be rescued from your home. Please heed the warnings and evacuate for your safety and the safety of our first responders.

Please take your pets WITH you and do NOT leave them behind. If it's unsafe for you, it's certainly unsafe for any pets as well.

The heaviest rain hasn't even started yet. Roads are flooding all throughout our County and it will only get worse as the day progresses. Please don't travel unless absolutely necessary.

Great opportunity to register for on this rainy day!
09/01/2021

Great opportunity to register for on this rainy day!

Amazing education opportunity by the CART teams of the southeast! Register at the link below!
08/25/2021

Amazing education opportunity by the CART teams of the southeast! Register at the link below!

Amazing education opportunity by the CART teams of the southeast! Register at the link below!

Great info, are you prepared? Share with your friends!
08/15/2021

Great info, are you prepared? Share with your friends!

DIY Pet First Aid Kit

08/10/2021

Come see us at Somerset Night out tonight until 8 pm. We are across from the Somerset Volunteer Fire Department. We have games and prizes!

Congratulations Tracey Morgan-Chopick and the Luzerne County Animal Response Team!
07/26/2021

Congratulations Tracey Morgan-Chopick and the Luzerne County Animal Response Team!

Somerset CART taking it to the next level!
07/22/2021

Somerset CART taking it to the next level!

Tonight members of Somerset CART completed the final in-water exercise for Water Rescue & Emergency Response. This is an operations level course that will enable us to work with the Swift Water Rescue Team to respond to animal rescue situations in flood conditions. The exercise tonight was held in the whitewater at Greenhouse Park in Tire Hill. We were required to demonstrate skills in self rescue, as well as, rescue of our team mates.

07/07/2021

It’s going to be another hot one today.

Stay safe and remember to keep your pets safe, too. In Pennsylvania, it’s the law.

Photos from Somerset County Animal Response Team - CART's post
07/02/2021

Photos from Somerset County Animal Response Team - CART's post

Amazing work supporting our emergency response partners Luzerne County Animal Response Team and Pittston Township Fire D...
06/30/2021
Rescue crews work to free Chihuahua trapped underground in Pittston Township

Amazing work supporting our emergency response partners Luzerne County Animal Response Team and Pittston Township Fire Department, Jenkins Township Fire Department, and Pittston Township Police Department.

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — Rescue crews in Luzerne County are currently working to free a dog that is stuck underground. Extensive efforts are underway to…

Don’t forget! It’s illegal to leave a dog in a hot car in PA!
06/24/2021

Don’t forget! It’s illegal to leave a dog in a hot car in PA!

Don’t forget! It’s illegal to leave a dog in a hot car in PA!

4 sets of emergency pet supply kits heading to Westmoreland / Fayette / Allegheny County Animal Response Team thanks to ...
06/16/2021

4 sets of emergency pet supply kits heading to Westmoreland / Fayette / Allegheny County Animal Response Team thanks to State Farm and No Dog Left Behind!

Love reading our incident reports…
06/14/2021

Love reading our incident reports…

Love reading our incident reports…

05/26/2021

We have been receiving a lot of calls about baby fawns being abandoned and admitting very healthy babies that were accidentally rescued.

Fawns will often be left alone for long periods of time by their mom. It is normal for fawns to just lay there when you approach.

Here are a few things that might help to determine if the baby has been abandoned or needs rescued:
Crying out- making loud bleeting sounds
Approaching people or dogs
Curled ears like the picture above
Flies all around
Wounds or blood
Not sure??
Find more information here: ohiowildlifecenter.org
Call our Information Line 614-734-9453

Thanks Luzerne County Animal Response Team!!
05/17/2021

Thanks Luzerne County Animal Response Team!!

Somerset CART glad to be out in the community again!
05/02/2021

Somerset CART glad to be out in the community again!

Somerset CART is at Memorial Highway Chevrolet in Somerset with The Humane Society of Somerset County. We are here from 11 to 2 today with our Sheltering Trailer. Come see us and bring some pet food for the shelter animals!

Amazing work Schuylkill CART!
04/27/2021
Class teaches emergency response for animals

Amazing work Schuylkill CART!

Apr. 26—NEW RINGGOLD — People with pets know that they are not just pets, they are family, and what to do in an emergency was taught at a class on Sunday sponsored by the Schuylkill County Animal Response Team. The special class, which also covered pet CPR, was held at the Char-Will Kennels Trai...

Photos from Luzerne County Animal Response Team's post
04/25/2021

Photos from Luzerne County Animal Response Team's post

04/20/2021
Woman flown to burn center after RV blast, official says

Amazing work from the Schuylkill County Animal Response Team!

Authorities say a Virginia woman was flown to a burn center after an explosion in a recreational vehicle that blew one of her two dogs through the front windshield at a state park in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend

Awesome what our teams can do when they have such community support!
03/10/2021

Awesome what our teams can do when they have such community support!

These two lovely male kitties are recent temporary CART client fosters that we took in to assist the Red Cross. The client was displaced due to structural damage to their apartment building. They will be getting updated vaccinations and neutered, then returned to their owner, thanks to the donations that come into our local change jars. These donations allow us to occasionally assist our clients like this when we are financially able to.

03/06/2021

Check out our latest issue of our Departmental Newsletter, the Public Safety Expressor! Our Spring 2021 issue is packed full of great content that you won’t want to miss out on!

Click the link below to read!

http://www.co.somerset.pa.us/files/ema_files/SCDESnewsletterSpring2021.pdf

Photos from Delaware County Animal Response Team's post
03/03/2021

Photos from Delaware County Animal Response Team's post

Unbelievably excited to launch our first ever emergency response for animals course, many thanks to our collaborator Gar...
02/27/2021

Unbelievably excited to launch our first ever emergency response for animals course, many thanks to our collaborator Garret Rain for kicking off our morning of intro to ICS! Many thanks to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force for making it possible!

Unbelievably excited to launch our first ever emergency response for animals course, many thanks to our collaborator Garret Rain for kicking off our morning of intro to ICS! Many thanks to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force for making it possible!

Many thanks to Delaware County Animal Response Team and PetSmart Charities for making this community support possible!
02/25/2021

Many thanks to Delaware County Animal Response Team and PetSmart Charities for making this community support possible!

Great reminder! A snow day is an excellent time to get prepared.
02/18/2021

Great reminder! A snow day is an excellent time to get prepared.

As we watch events unfold in Texas, I am reminded how important it is for us to prepare ahead of time to be self-sufficient for 3-5 days and/or be able to make an evacuation with our animals to a safer situation. We all need food, water and basic shelter. Its not very difficult to make a disaster kit for ourselves and our pets.
https://www.ready.gov/
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/disaster-preparedness
Although loss of power is most associated with weather events, our power grids are vulnerable to going down with other calamities as well. Would you be able to drain your water system to protected it in a prolonged power outage? Can you store potable water in an emergency? How will you keep warm? Are your batteries and power banks charged up? Do you have fuel for a generator?

Preparing for a disaster during the disaster is too late.
Empower yourself and prep ahead of time.

Heads up!
02/15/2021

Heads up!

The second round of precipitation, which will be heavier than earlier today, is on its way.

02/12/2021

Another incredible rescue by our teams! Way to go Elk-McKean County Animal Response Team!

Great work Luzerne County Animal Response Team!
02/11/2021

Great work Luzerne County Animal Response Team!

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Harrisburg, PA
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Pennsylvania Animal Response Team Supporting people by saving their animals in times of emergency In today’s world, we all worry about the threat of a natural or man-made disaster. Animals are especially vulnerable when a disaster strikes because they must rely on us for help. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd claimed the lives of millions of animals in North Carolina and thousands more were separated from their owners. Many of these animals could have been saved by a coordinated response plan. From this tragedy, the State Animal Response Team (SART) concept was born. In 2004, Pennsylvania adopted this concept to address its animal-related disaster response needs. About PART The Pennsylvania Animal Response Team (PART) was created through a private-public partnership to serve as a unifying network of organizations, businesses, federal, state, county and local government agencies, and individuals that supports the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for emergencies affecting animals. Because disaster response needs to happen at a local level, PART builds County Animal Response Teams (CARTs) across the state. County coordinators are selected to lead the development of county teams consisting of volunteers who will respond to emergencies at the local level. Goals of PART - To facilitate a rapid, coordinated, and effective response to any emergency affecting animals; - To decrease the health and safety threat to humans and animals; - To minimize the economic impact of emergencies affecting animals; and - To prevent or decrease the spread of disease during emergencies affecting animals.


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I've been trying to get a hold of animal control for the Perry County area about stray cat removal. Is there any information someone could give me please?
Looking for a animal first aid train the trainer course. I have a few teammates wanting to get certified. I’ve seen where other teams have used these classes for public fund raisers.
while the lift itself was successful, the horse was euthanized due to unknown injury/health reason.
PLEASE HELP THIS DOG that may have already passed away!
Could you help this groundhog?