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The Pennsylvania Animal Response Team is activated statewide in Response to Covid-19. We are coordinating pet food distribution to those in need by staging large stockpiles of pet food in strategic locations around the Commonwealth to support food banks and other distribution networks.

We are also preparing to provide emergency sheltering for the pets of people who have gone into the hospital or for health care workers or emergency responders who need assistance in caring for their pets to accommodate their work schedules.

As the Covid-19 epidemic unfolds in Pennsylvania, the PA Animal Response Team is working with our partners at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, Federated Humane Societies, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Red Cross, and many many more to provide the best and most up to date information on care and planning for animals.

This page will be continuously updated with the latest information from our partners.

Guidance for Kennels, Shelters, Rescues

Guidance for Pet Owners

Common Sense Biosecurity for CART members

For the latest information from veterinarians please visit our partners at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.

Looking for pet food resources?

See our map of pet food pantries below which is being constantly updated with the latest resources.

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April 16th, 2021 in Fayette County: Our team members helped in the extrication of a small dog stuck in drainage pipe under the roadway.April 16th, 2021 in Berks County: Lehigh County CART was requested to assist Topton FD (Berks County) with multiple animals involved in row home fire.April 14th, 2021 in Washington County: At 15:57 WaCART, was activated by Washington County 911 for a horse down in a stall. April 7th, 2021 in Somerset County: A passerby reported a horse loose on the roadway. Somerset CART was dispatched to assist.April 7th, 2021 in Westmoreland County: 3 Dogs involved in a house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to fire client staying in pet friendly hotel.April 7th, 2021 in Northampton County: LV CART requested to assist with horse down in pastureMarch 28th, 2021 in Lehigh County: LV CART was requested to assist with 3 horses running loose. March 30th, 2021 in Lehigh County: LV CART requested to assist with horse down in stallApril 4th, 2021 in Washington County: At 09:48 WaCART, was activated by Washington County 911 for a horse down stuck in a creek.September 25th, 2020 in Cambria County: Cambria CART requested to assist with horse down.