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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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February 4th, 2023 in Northampton County: Request from Red Cross to assist a lady with our cat comfort kit.January 24th, 2023 in Lehigh County: State Police request help with cow found in front yard of a home.January 25th, 2023 in Westmoreland County: Helping family with cat supplies and finding adoption locations for 13 cats sheltered in home with storm damage.January 23rd, 2023 in Westmoreland County: Public detail assist needed to help lift elderly dog back into home during snowy conditions.January 10th, 2023 in Somerset County: Somerset CART was requested to care for 10 cats for hospitalized person.