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Animal Response Teams
Community Disaster Planning Resources

Visit RedRover's Community Disaster Planning Resources page for links to standardized forms, sample disaster plans and more.

Some states/provinces and local communities organize and coordinate animal disaster response resources through a State or County Animal/Agricultural Response Team. These groups are especially strong when they are integrated into the state/local emergency management system. RedRover often works alongside volunteers and leaders from these types of groups, and strongly believes in the animal response team concept and goals to improve emergency awareness, preparedness and response. Trained RedRover Responders volunteers (and those interested in joining our volunteer corps) are encouraged to get involved with their local and regional animal response teams, as well as their local animal shelters

If you represent an animal response team or other emergency planning entity, learn more about entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RedRover. Contact us if you have a community, regional or state/province animal response team to add to this list or a correction to the information below. 

The services provided by RedRover Responders are available throughout the United States and in some areas of Canada and Puerto Rico, and do not depend on the availability or presence of a local animal response team.

Learn more about joining the corps of more than 3,000 trained RedRover Responders volunteers

 


DISCLAIMER: This list is provided as a courtesy and intended for informational use only. Listing does not imply RedRover's endorsement or vetting.

Alabama

Statewide

Alabama State Agricultural Response Team

 
 
Alaska

No known teams

 

 
 
Arizona
Yavapai County to Prescott Animal Disaster Services Affiliated with United Animal Friends
 
Arkansas

No known teams

 

 
 
British Columbia

Province and beyond

Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART)

 
 
California
Statewide California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES)  
 

South Pasadena

City of South Pasadena Animal Commission

 
 
Contra Costa County Contra Costa County Animal Response Team (CoCoCART)  
 
Butte County and vicinity North Valley Animal Disaster Group  
 
San Diego and vicinity

San Diego Humane Society's Animal Rescue Reserve

 
 

El Dorado County

South County Large Animal Rescue(SCLAR)

 
 

Orange County and vicinity

SoCal Animal Response Team

 
 
Unspecified

UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team (UC Davis VERT)

 
 

Yuba and Sutter Counties

Yuba-Sutter Domestic Animal Disaster Assistance (YSDADA)

 
 
Colorado
Colorado Springs and El Paso County

Community Animal Response Team

 
 
Gilpin County

Gilpin County Animal Response Team

 
 
Connecticut
Statewide Connecticut State Animal Response Team  
 
Delaware

Statewide

Delaware Animal Response (DAR)

 
 
Florida
Statewide Florida State Agricultural Response Team (FLSART)  
 
Statewide Florida State Animal Response Coalition (FLSARC)  
 
North Florida Big Bend Disaster Animal Response Team (Big Bend DART)  
 
Sumter County and beyond Florida Disaster Animal Response and Transport   
 
Georgia
No known teams

 

 
 
Hawaii
No known teams

 

 
 
Illinois
Boone County

Boone County Disaster Animal Response Team (BC DART)

 
 
LaSalle County LaSalle County Animal Response Team (LaSalle CART)  
 
Indiana
Statewide

Indiana State Annex for Veterinary Emergencies (SAVE)

 
 
Iowa
Statewide Iowa Veterinary Rapid Response Team  
 
Kansas
Statewide Kansas State Animal Response Team (KSSART)  
 
Douglas County Douglas County Animal Response Team (DCART)  
 
Johnson County Johnson County Animal Response Team (JoCART)  
 
Shawnee County Shawnee Capitol Area Animal Response Team (CAART)  
 
Harvey County Harvey County Animal Response Team (DCART)  
 
Sedgwick County Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART)  
 
Kentucky

Statewide

Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response (KLEAR)  
 
Louisiana

Statewide

Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART)

 
 
Maine
Cumberland County Cumberland County Animal Response Team (CCART)  
 
Knox County Knox County Animal Response Team (Knox CART)  
 
Oxford County Oxford County Animal Response Team (OXCART)  
 
Maryland
Charles County Charles County Animal Response Team  
 
Montgomery County Montgomery County Animal Response Team  
 
Massachussetts
Statewide State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team (SMART)  
 
Cape Cod area Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team (CCDART)  
 
Worchester County area Central Massachusetts Animal Response Team (CMDART)  
 

Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties

Western Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team Initiative (WMDART)  
 

Newton

Newton, Massachusetts Animal Response Team (NMART)

 
 
Michigan

Statewide

Michigan State Animal Response Team (MISART)  
 
Minnesota
Statewide Minnesota Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps  
 
Mississippi
Statewide Mississippi Animal Response Team (MART)  
 
Missouri

Statewide

Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team

 

 

Independence area

Independence Disaster Animal Response Team

 

 

Clay and Platte Counties

Northland Disaster Animal Response Team (NLDART)

 

 
Montana

No known teams

 

 

 
Nebraska

No known teams

 

 

 
Nevada

Washoe County

Community Emergency Response Team

 
 
New Hampshire

Statewide

New Hampshire Disaster Animal Response Team (NHDART)

 

 
New Jersey

Statewide

New Jersey State Animal Response Team (NJSART)  
 
Bergen County Bergen County Animal Response Team  
     
Burlington County Burlington County Animal Response Team  
     
Camden County Camden County Animal Response Team  
     
Hudson County Hudson County Animal Response Team  
     
Hunterdon County Hunterdon County Community Animal Response Team  
     
Middlesex County Community Animal Response Team  
     
Monmouth County Monmouth County Animal Response Team  
     

Morris County

Morris County Community Animal Response Team (MC CART)  
 
Ocean County Ocean County Animal Response Team  
     

Somerset County

Somerset County Animal Response Team  
 
New Mexico

No known teams

 

 

 
New York

Statewide

Empire State Animal Response Team

 

 

Broome County

Broome County Animal Response Team (BCART)

 

 

Albany County

Albany County Animal Response Team

 

 

Lewis County

Lewis County Animal Response Team (no website)

 

 

Oneida County

Oneida County Emergency Animal Response Team

 

 

Nassau County

Pet Safe Coalition

 

 
North Carolina

Statewide

North Carolina State Animal Response Team (NCSART)

 

 

Alamance County

Piedmont Emergency Response Team (PE ART)

 

 

Jones County

Jones County Animal Response Team

 

 

Wayne County

Wayne County Animal Response Team 

 

 
North Dakota

Unspecified

Red River Regional Disaster Animal Response Team (no web link)

 

 
Nova Scotia

Provincewide

Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia

 

 
Ohio

Central Ohio

Central Ohio Animal Response Team

 

 

Athens County

Disaster Animal Response Team of Athens County

 

 

Northwest Ohio

Ohio Region 1 Disaster Animal Response Team

 

 

Greater Cincinnatti

Tri State County Animal Response Team 

Scope also extends into areas of Indiana and Kentucky

 
Oklahoma

McClain County

McClain County Animal Response Team (McCart)

 

 
Ontario

Kitchener

Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT)

 

 
Oregon

Portland area

Oregon Humane Society Technical Animal Rescue (OHSTAR)

 

 
Pennsylvania

Statewide

Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team (PASART)

 

 

Berks County 

Berks County Animal Response Team

 

 

Bucks County

Bucks County Animal Response Team

 

 

Cambria County

Cambria County Animal Response Team

 

 

Carbon County

Carbon County Animal Response Team

 

 

Chester County

Chester County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Clarion County

Clarion County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Clearfield County

Clearfield County Animal Response Team

 

 

Delaware County

Delaware County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Elks County

Elks County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Franklin County

Franklin County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Lancaster County

Lancaster County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Mercer County

Mercer County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Animal Response Team 

 

 

Schuykill County

Schuykill County Animal Response Team 

 

 
Rhode Island

Statewide

Rhode Island Disaster Animal Response Team

 

 
South Carolina

Charleston County

Charleston County Disaster Animal Response Team

 

 
South Dakota

No known teams

 

 

 
Tennessee

Statewide

Tennessee Disaster Animal Response Team

 

 

Chattanooga and Hamilton Counties

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Disaster Animal Response Team (HC-DART)

 

 

Sullivan County

Sullivan County Disaster Animal Response Team

 

 

Washington County

Washington County Disaster Animal Response Team (PDF)

 

 

WilsonCounty

Wilson County Disaster Animal Response Team (PDF)

 

 
Texas

Statewide

Texas State Animal Resource Team (TXSART)

 

 
Utah

Statewide

Utah Emergency Response Coalition (UEARC)

 

 
Vermont

Rutland Area

Rudland Area Disaster Animal Response Team (RADART)

 

 
Virginia

Statewide

Virginia State Animal Response Team (VSART)

 

 

Chesapeake area

Chesapeake Community Animal Response Team

 

 

Louisa County

Louisa Community Animal Response Team

 

 
Washington

Statewide

Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART)

 

 

Mason County

Mason County Animal Response Team (M-CART)

 

 

Pierce County

Pierce County Animal Response Team (PCART)

 

 
West Virginia

No known teams

 

 

 
Wisconsin

Statewide

Wisconsin Animal Response Corps

 

 

Statewide

Wisconsin Large Animal Emergency Response (WLAER)

 

 
Wyoming

Johnson County

Johnson County Disaster Animal Response Team

 

 

Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County Animal Response Team

 

 

Washakie County

Washakie County Disaster Animal Response Team