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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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May 16th, 2024 in Bucks County: Requested to assist Quakertown Fire Department (Bucks County) with a horse down in a stall.May 9th, 2024 in Allegheny County: 1 dog & family involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to family at hotel.May 3rd, 2024 in Allegheny County: 3 cats & 1 dog were involved in an apartment fire with 3 separate clients. All received a Pet Care Kit of supplies.May 3rd, 2024 in Somerset County: Confluence Fire requested assistance with two young squirrels that had run into the ambulance bay. April 28th, 2024 in Somerset County: Somerset PD requested assistance with an injured catMay 22nd, 2024 in Somerset County: Windber PD requested assistance with a dog that was found running at large.April 30th, 2024 in Westmoreland County: 2 dogs and family displaced by house fire staying in hotel in need of a Pet Care Kit.April 20th, 2024 in Perry County: Perry CART deployed to assist the Perry County Coroners Office with an unaltered male boxer in distress foll...April 25th, 2024 in Allegheny County: 2 cats & 2 dogs with family affected by house fire in need of Pet Care Kit supplies delivered to hotel.