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October 20th, 2021FayetteFayette Cty: 2 dogs involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to owner staying with friends.
Incident Date: 10/20/2021
Incident Time: 1753 hrs
Activation Date: 10/20/2021
Activation Time: 1753 hrs
Official: Fayette Red Cross
County: Fayette
City: Everson
Number Helped: 2
Synopsis: Fayette Cty: 2 dogs involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to owner staying with friends.
Description: Fayette Cty: 2 dogs involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to owner staying with friends. (Dry food, wet food, non-stuffed toys, blankets)
Volunteers: Lori & Andy, Amber Porterfield (delivered kit to family that day)
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Red Cross
Comments: Client info: Penny Hunter 428 Brown St; Everson 724-970-6960
October 16th, 2021Allegheny1 Cat & 1 Kitten involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to owner staying with family.
Incident Date: 10/16/2021
Incident Time: 1312 hrs
Activation Date: 10/16/2021
Activation Time: 1312 hrs
Official: Allegheny Red Cross
County: Allegheny
City: Pittsburgh
Number Helped: 2
Synopsis: 1 Cat & 1 Kitten involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to owner staying with family.
Description: 1 Cat & 1 Kitten involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to owner staying with family. (wet & dry food, dishes, litter & litter boxes w/scooper, shampoo)
Volunteers: Joe Hartung delivered kit.
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Red Cross
Comments: Client info: Feairra Redding 1814 Chessland St; Pgh. 724-426-1706
October 21st, 2021SomersetSomerset CART was activated to recover 50 chinchillas from a vehicle accident.
Incident Date: 10/21/2021
Incident Time: 1:25
Activation Date: 10/21/2021
Activation Time: 1:40
Official: Somerset VFD
County: Somerset
City: Somerset Township
Number Helped: 50
Synopsis: Somerset CART was activated to recover 50 chinchillas from a vehicle accident.
Description: An animal transporter was involved in an accident on the PA Turnpike. The transporter was deceased. He had been hauling 50 chinchillas. Some of the animals had escaped their cages in the crash, some were injured, 5 were deceased. The fire department decided to have the van towed to the garage rather than have CART come onto the turnpike to recover the animals. Fortunately, none of the chinchillas ran out of the van (they easily could have), and we were able to remove all of them. We transported them to the Humane Society of Somerset County where we set up a temporary shelter. One of our team members transported the 6 injured ones to the vet. The transport company is sending another driver to pick them up this afternoon. Total time: 6 hours plus transport to the veterinarian.
Volunteers: Beth Ickes Sherry Redick Jason Emerick Susan Levy Brenda Robertson
Temporary Shelter: Yes
Location: Humane Society of Somerset County
Census: 45 chinchillas
Who Was Helped: Somerset VFD, Transport Company
Comments:
October 11th, 2021AlleghenyPet Care Kit delivered to assist a fire client with 2 adult dogs and 1 puppy.
Incident Date: 10/11/2021
Incident Time: 1000 hrs
Activation Date: 10/11/2021
Activation Time: 1305 hrs
Official: Allegheny Red Cross
County: Allegheny
City: Pittsburgh
Number Helped: 3
Synopsis: Pet Care Kit delivered to assist a fire client with 2 adult dogs and 1 puppy.
Description: Pet Care Kit delivered to assist a fire client with 2 adult dogs and 1 puppy.
Volunteers: Marc Coutanche- delivered kit to friends home where they were staying as they had no transportation to meet.
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Allegheny Red Cross
Comments: Client: Christine & Linda Sedik. (Linda is mom) Fire on W. Elizabeth St.; Pgh. Staying at 6212 Monitor St; Pgh (friend)
October 1st, 2021SomersetSomerset CART requested to pick up 2 dogs with porcupine quills found in a remote area.
Incident Date: 10/01/2021
Incident Time: 12:48
Activation Date: 10/01/2021
Activation Time: 13:25
Official: Humane Society Manager
County: Somerset
City: Windber
Number Helped: 2
Synopsis: Somerset CART requested to pick up 2 dogs with porcupine quills found in a remote area.
Description: Windber Animal Control Officer contacted the Humane Society of Somerset County about two pit bulls found in a remote area near Babcock State Park with porcupine quills in their faces. The Humane Society was unable to pick them up, so requested assistance from CART. We picked them up and transported them to the veterinarian. They will then be transferred to the Humane Society. They have been posted on the Lost & Found pages.
Volunteers: Sherry Redick John Gerula
Temporary Shelter: No
Location:
Census:
Who Was Helped: Humane Society of Somerset County
Comments:
September 17th, 2021Northampton40 year old horse was down alongside driveway.
Incident Date: 09/17/2021
Incident Time: 14:00
Activation Date: 09/17/2021
Activation Time: 13:11
Official: Lehigh Valley CART Tory
County: Northampton
City: Morris Township, Pa
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: 40 year old horse was down alongside driveway.
Description: Horse was down on its right side. Took advantage of horse movements, I grabbed halter to side and up. Horse got footing, I leaned against side to prevent another fall. Addie, got her footing and stood. I walked her. When I left she was in riding rink, drinking water. Owner was present.
Volunteers: Frank Beckett, Carbon CART Coordinator
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: N/A
Census: N/A
Who Was Helped: Lehigh Valley CART; Blue ridge Ranch
Comments:
August 31st, 2021WestmorelandFD called in to assist with removal of 2 pigs, 2 dogs and several cats from condemned home. Owner refused any outside assistance with pets so we were cancelled.
Incident Date: 08/31/2021
Incident Time: 1000 hrs
Activation Date: 08/31/2021
Activation Time: 1058 hrs
Official: Hyde Park FD
County: Westmoreland
City: Hyde Park / Leechburg
Number Helped: 0
Synopsis: FD called in to assist with removal of 2 pigs, 2 dogs and several cats from condemned home. Owner refused any outside assistance with pets so we were cancelled.
Description: FD called in to assist with removal of 2 pigs, 2 dogs and several cats from condemned home. Owner refused any outside assistance (from us or Red Cross) with housing or pets so we were cancelled. We also notified FD that owner could request assistance from our Pet Pantry for friends housing the pets. They said they would pass the number to the home owner.
Volunteers: None
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Hyde Park FD
Comments:
August 28th, 2021WestmorelandAssistance requested by one of our local resource businesses to capture a banded homing pigeon that appeared injured/weak.
Incident Date: 08/28/2021
Incident Time: 0900 hrs.
Activation Date: 08/29/2021
Activation Time: 1400 hrs
Official: Westmoreland HPO
County: Westmoreland
City: Greensburg
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Assistance requested by one of our local resource businesses to capture a banded homing pigeon that appeared injured/weak.
Description: Assistance requested by one of our local resources (in Home Depot) to capture a banded homing pigeon that flew into their store that appeared injured/weak. We sent a member there who is a bird expert as he would be able to take care of it and reach the original owner through his network. However he went and the pigeon had disappeared. The next day it reappeared so two more members went and just before they got there a high lift scared it away and it went hidden again. The store has our contact info (since we have done some events there) so they will reach us if and when it shows up again.
Volunteers: Jan Merlino- went first time Lori & Andy Ogurchak- went second time
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Local HPO & resource business
Comments:
August 29th, 2021LehighReceived call from North Catasauqua Fire Department to transport sick dog to Vet. They were on scene in which the owner was taken to hospital.
Incident Date: 08/29/2021
Incident Time: 10:55 am
Activation Date: 08/29/2021
Activation Time: 10:55 am
Official: Fire Chief North Catasauqua FD
County: Lehigh
City: North Catasauqua
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Received call from North Catasauqua Fire Department to transport sick dog to Vet. They were on scene in which the owner was taken to hospital.
Description: Received a call from Fire Chief that they were on scene of a hazmat incident and there was a sick dog in the house. The owner plus one were taken to the hospital. After talking with hazmat team officer there was no chemical or hazardous material involved. Father of owner was there and assumed all responsibility and cost. Team transported dog to Rush Emergency Hospital in Fogelsville. Dog was in poor condition and was unable to stand. With help from the fire fighters on scene we rolled the dog on a sheet and carried to our vehicle. Dog appeared to be there for days all covered in urine, fecal matter and bugs.
Volunteers: Responded: Victoria Schadler, Melanie Schiffert. Standing by: Dani Butz, Trish Burkhardt, Mackenzie Harry, Andrea Harry, Darrell Singles.
Temporary Shelter: Yes
Location:
Census:
Who Was Helped:
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August 25th, 2021LehighHorse down, caught in wires unable to get up
Incident Date: 08/25/2021
Incident Time: 6:45 pm
Activation Date: 08/25/2021
Activation Time: 06:46 pm
Official: Bonnie (Horse Owner)
County: Lehigh
City: Slatington
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Horse down, caught in wires unable to get up
Description: Owner contacted us directly asking for help with her horse that was found caught in the wire fence and could not get up. Upon our arrival owner was able to cut one wire and free the horse, horse stood up and team was not needed.
Volunteers: April Lubenetski, Andrea Harry, McKenzie Harry responded with Victoria Schadler, Trish Burkhardt, Melanie Schiffert and Darrell Singles standing by in case other equipment was needed.
Temporary Shelter: No
Location:
Census:
Who Was Helped: LEHIGH VALLEY CART
Comments:
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October 20th, 2021 in Fayette County: Fayette Cty: 2 dogs involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to owner staying with friends.October 16th, 2021 in Allegheny County: 1 Cat & 1 Kitten involved in house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to owner staying with family.October 21st, 2021 in Somerset County: Somerset CART was activated to recover 50 chinchillas from a vehicle accident. October 11th, 2021 in Allegheny County: Pet Care Kit delivered to assist a fire client with 2 adult dogs and 1 puppy.October 1st, 2021 in Somerset County: Somerset CART requested to pick up 2 dogs with porcupine quills found in a remote area.