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Saving Pennsylvania's Animals in Emergencies

The Pennsylvania Animal Response Team is available 24/7 to protect animals impacted by natural or man-made disasters from fires to floods, highway accidents to hurricanes.

We do so by training volunteers to provide emergency assistance and sheltering who join our county animal response teams. Our volunteers not only provide emergency response but also fundraising, outreach, veterinary services, and other support to keep animals safe in our communities. Training is provided for free to all our volunteers.

Interested in learning how you can get trained to rescue animals?

Start with the PART Orientation video below which explains our mission and procedures.

Then begin the FEMA courses linked below the orientation video.

Ready for more?

Sign up to become a volunteer and get hands on training for emergency animal response for free!

Get your background check so you’ll be ready when your CART Coordinator sends next steps!

Donate today to ensure Pennsylvania’s animals are protected in all disasters!

Learn about the Pennsylvania Animal Response Team and the work we do!

Check out these additional course offerings from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Upcoming Classes:

June 10-11 2023 Emergency Response for Animals.

 

Ready to get trained? Start here!

Mandatory courses from FEMA

Volunteer & Training Policies

PART Training Policy

Amended 2-21-13

Volunteer Enrollment Policy

7-15-15

Volunteer Recognition Policy

Without its volunteers, PART could not exist.

Volunteer Questionnaire

For individuals interested in volunteering to provide more information.

Spontaneous Volunteer Policy

For the use of uncredentialed volunteers during disasters and related events.

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June 11th, 2024 in Allegheny County: 1 cat and family displaced by house fire in need of Pet Care Kit delivered to them.June 6th, 2024 in Indiana County: 1 dog with family involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit of supplies were delivered.June 7th, 2024 in Bradford County: 1 car Roll over with 1 dog involved June 1st, 2024 in Allegheny County: Police action temporarily displaced family from home with 1 dog, so we delivered Pet Care Kit to hotel.May 30th, 2024 in Fayette County: 3 dogs involved in house fire. Family staying in pet friendly hotel so we delivered Pet Care Kit to them.May 16th, 2024 in Bucks County: Requested to assist Quakertown Fire Department (Bucks County) with a horse down in a stall.