Animal Disaster Services

Animal Disaster Services ADS is a volunteer group that exists to create and maintain a shelter for animals during times of disasters. We work under EMS of Yavapai County (AZ).


Next scheduled meeting is Sat. March 21st at 10am at the county yard at 1100 Commerce Dr. Prescott.


If you have a Fry's Grocery Card you can signup on their website to contribute a portion of your purchases to ADS everytime you use the card!

[email protected]


Meeting Reminder,
10 am Sat. Feb 16th 2019
1100 Commerce Dr. Prescott.
A Major Announcement At The Meeting!
Volunteers won't want to miss it!


Volunteers, and people wishing to become a volunteer, Please plan to attend our ADS meeting/training, Saturday February 16th.
10 AM to finish - plan for at least 2 hours!
Yavapai County conference room - 1100 Commerce Dr Prescott

10:00 AM - We are pleased to have Starr Dennison give a presentation on dog handing, recognizing animal behaviors and body language. If you caught her at a meeting a while back, you know she is a wealth of helpful information and experience.

The regular meeting will follow

People wishing to become a volunteer can email Bob at [email protected] if you have any questions.



There was a Wildland Fire off of 89a today, it grew to 300 acres. ADS was not called and there were no evacuations. Remember if you want to be part of ADS you need to have a volunteer application on file and if you became a volunteer after Feb. 2016 you have to do the counties background check or you won’t be allowed to volunteer at our shelters or be a volunteer with ADS.


Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!!!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!


Reminder, if you were sent/emailed a volunteer application from ADS and/or an email from the county to do a (background check, for volunteers joining after 2/2016 only), you MUST do these, ASAP.There both required to be a volunteer. If you need a volunteer application please email [email protected]


Satruday 9/15 at 10 am at 1100 Commerce Dr. Prescott, is our last meeting until next February. Hope To See Ya There!!


Those volunteers that haven't returned your signed volunteer application will need to return them by this weekends meeting. This a requirement to be a volunteer with ADS...


Our next is Sept. 15th at the Yavapai County Yard @ 10am. This will be the last meeting until February 2019. Those of you that haven't filled out your volunteer application, please do so. You can't be a volunteer for ADS unless we have a signed application on file.
You can contact Bob Salazar at [email protected],com if you need one emailed to you.


Becky was called by Ron and ADS was put on standby Thursday evening for the flooding in the Mayer area. We didn't have to respond to set up a shelter.


Once again we were called out around 6pm Wednesday night to setup a shelter at Mayer High School due to flooding in the area. We were there until about 9:40 pm when YCSO called off the evacuation. We had no animals and the Red Cross had no people. Thank you to our volunteers that came and gave their time.


Those volunteers that haven't filled out a signed volunteer application must do so. Please let Bob Salazar know thru an email to [email protected] so one can be sent to you.


Nominations/Elections – Status quo – no new nominations submitted by current members. Those in attendance at this meeting voted to leave all current officers in place the next 2 years. All officers are willing to accept another “term”.
Becky Salazar – President
Deidre McHenry – Vice President and training coordinator
Butch Kruse – Treasurer
Cheryl Williams – Secretary


ADS Meeting

Saturday August 18

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Yavapai County Conference Room

1100 Commerce Dr Prescott

ELECTIONS ARE COMING UP SOON! At Saturday's meeting nominations will be accepted for president, vice-president secretary and treasurer.

Remember you must meet the qualifications, posted in the volunteer handbook, to be one of there officers.

Hope to see you there!


ADS is setup at Mayer High School and The fair grounds, there’s a small evacuation in Mayer. We have no animals at either shelter.


Just a reminder for those who haven't been to a meeting in awhile...To become and remain a volunteer for ADS and volunteer at our shelters you are required to attend a drill (training session), complete the required FEMA courses and attend 60% of our monthly meetings per year.


New Member / Refresher Training

(Paperwork, protocol, trailer contents and shelter set up, what to expect, etc....)

Monday June 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM or until completed

Yavapai County (our regular meeting room)

1100 Commerce Dr


One hour lunch break...bring your own or visit one of the local eateries nearby...



ADS sets up shelters when an evacuation is called. We DO NOT evacuate animals, The county doesn't allow us to and neither does our insurance. Owners must bring them to our shelters.....



Monthly meeting Sat. June 16th at Yavapai County Yard 1100 Commerce Dr. Prescott at 10 am. We always welcome new volunteers to attend.


Once again ADS was called out to setup a shelter at Yavapai College for the Bluff Fire in The Walker area today, May 16th. Thank you to the 4 ADS volunteers that came to the shelter to help, Nicole, Spike, Butch and Bob.. This one was short. We were there by 12;30 pm and the evacuation was called off at 2pm. We didn't have any evacuees with there pets show up.This continues to be a bad fire season, and ADS is ready to respond when needed.


Those asking how can they help, come join our group. Our next meeting is this coming Saturday, May 19th, at the Yavapai County Yard, 1100 Commerce Dr. Prescott at 10 am


Thank you to all our members that worked the Viewpoint Fire ADS evacuation shelter and to those scheduled to come in and work before being called that the evacuation was over. Hopefully we won't be needed any more for a long time. We had 6 dogs, 3 cats at our College shelter and at our Fairgrounds shelter we had 15 horses and a number of other barnyard animals...


ADS had a great training session yesterday. Thank you all that attended. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on Sat May 19 at 10 am at Yavapai County Yard, 1100 Commerce Dr. Prescott.


Yavapai County Has a New Emergency Services Manager

On April 9th, 2018 Ronald (Ron) Sauntman will become the new Yavapai County Emergency Services Manager. Dan Cherry, Public Works Director, said, "Ron has a wide range of experience working in Yavapai County as both a first responder and in the Emergency Operations Center. He and I share the same goals for improving communication among the many stakeholders associated with emergency management here in the County and around the State. His addition to the Emergency Management Division team in a leadership role is welcome, and I look forward to working with him.”

Ron worked in the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management from July 2015 through July of 2017 as the Emergency Management Planner. He moved to College Station, Texas to take a position as an instructor for Texas Engineering Extension Service but when the Emergency Services Manager position opened up, he jumped at the opportunity to come back to Yavapai County. Ron said, "Yavapai County is my home, I was born and raised here, and my family resides here to this day. I look forward to continuing the good work and service to Yavapai County I began several years ago.”

Ron attended Yavapai College where he received his Associate of Science in Fire Science in 2012. He went to Grand Canyon University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management in 2014 and an M.S. in Leadership and Disaster Preparedness in 2016.

Ron was awarded the Firefighter of the year in 2002 from Camp Verde Fire District and received two citations from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors in 2017 for work done in Emergency Management during the Goodwin Fire. Rowle Simmons said, “Ron showed excellent leadership skills during the Goodwin fire as the Emergency Management Planner for Yavapai County. He is a real team player, respected in this community, and I look forward to seeing him excel in his new position with Yavapai County.”


We had a "full house" at last Saturdays monthly meeting. Thanks to all that attended.


Animal Disaster Services is looking to purchase or have one donated, a 12x6 double axle enclosed trailer, new or used. If anybody knows of one please email the info to [email protected]


Prescott, AZ

General information

Animal Disaster Services is an all volunteer group which coordinates with Emergency Management Services of Yavapai County. We shelter pets during an evacuation, but we do not rescue or evacuate them.


(928) 925-7990



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