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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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June 3rd, 2021 in Allegheny County: Assistance requested by Red Cross to help locate a dog removed from early am fire scene to local ACO kennel.June 13th, 2021 in Carbon County: Called at 8:38 for horse running loose in residential area on Lower Nis Hollow Road.June 12th, 2021 in Somerset County: Police requested CART assistance with 20 to 30 cats found at a residence during a welfare check. June 2nd, 2021 in Westmoreland County: Local Police requesting resource info to help disabled client with injured XL dog.June 1st, 2021 in Westmoreland County: State Police reached out for resources concerning a humane case with 6 horses.June 2nd, 2021 in Allegheny County: Apartment fire involving multiple animals. Pet supplies needed for clients now in local hotel.June 1st, 2021 in Allegheny County: Pet Care Kit needed for service dog due to owner being displaced by truck running into building.June 5th, 2021 in Westmoreland County: Stray loose horse found and caught. In need of possible transport.June 7th, 2021 in Fayette County: 7 Dogs and 1 Cat in need of supplies due to house fire.June 1st, 2021 in Somerset County: PD requested CART assistance with a bull that fell off the back of a truck and was running loose in Somerset Borough