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February 4th, 2023NorthamptonRequest from Red Cross to assist a lady with our cat comfort kit.
Incident Date: 02/04/2023
Incident Time: 10:00
Activation Date: 02/04/2023
Activation Time: 13:30
Official: Red Cross Bill Slotter
County: Northampton
City: Bethlehem
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Request from Red Cross to assist a lady with our cat comfort kit.
Description: Red Cross called to see if we would possibly have a cat carrier. They were talking with a lady that had a fire in her apartment the day before and now needs a carrier to take her cat to the vet. After establishing a time, we delivered our cat comfort kit that afternoon.
Volunteers: Tory Schadler
Temporary Shelter: No
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Who Was Helped: Red Cross
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January 24th, 2023LehighState Police request help with cow found in front yard of a home.
Incident Date: 01/24/2023
Incident Time: 9:07
Activation Date: 01/24/2023
Activation Time: 9:15
Official: PA State Police
County: Lehigh
City: Washington County
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: State Police request help with cow found in front yard of a home.
Description: Received call from State Police, they had a cow in a front yard and were looking for help to find owner. By the time we connected with the trooper, they had found the owner and were waiting transport.
Volunteers: Tory Schadler
Temporary Shelter: No
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Who Was Helped: PA State Police
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January 25th, 2023WestmorelandHelping family with cat supplies and finding adoption locations for 13 cats sheltered in home with storm damage.
Incident Date: 01/25/2023
Incident Time: 11:00 am
Activation Date: 01/25/2023
Activation Time: 12:37 pm
Official: Bradenville FD
County: Westmoreland
City: Derry
Number Helped: 15
Synopsis: Helping family with cat supplies and finding adoption locations for 13 cats sheltered in home with storm damage.
Description: Trailer home had roof partially torn off and wiring caused minor fire (that was contained quickly by home owner). This meant power was shut off and older couple there were displaced to son's home. 13 cats were in home and 2 were outside feral cats they fed. Home owner going to try to keep two older cats with them hopefully in a rental home, but others needed new homes. Owner working with our CART to surrender all others, that were amazingly all vetted except for one momma cat with two kittens. We are slowly finding other shelters or rescues to take in the other cats from their home and have offered them supplies if needed.
Volunteers: Jim Ritenour- at scene to help assess and take photos and make list of cats Carrie Norris- working with owner to help connect him with other rescues/shelters to take in cats, and transporting some
Temporary Shelter: Yes
Location: Cats staying in owners trailer temporarily
Census: 15 cats
Who Was Helped: Byno Golubosky- 126 Pine St; Derry
Comments: 878-225-3534 or 724-259-7812 Wife recently found out she also has cancer so now this will hit their finances hard. Trailer had so much damage it will be condemned after cats all removed. Temporary tarp on roof for now. Cats will be safe inside for time being as owner can go over and maintain them easier. We also found out from rescue that took some that they all have ear mites that will need treated, but at least they are all spayed/neutered so that is a plus.
January 23rd, 2023WestmorelandPublic detail assist needed to help lift elderly dog back into home during snowy conditions.
Incident Date: 01/23/2023
Incident Time: 3:40 am
Activation Date: 01/23/2023
Activation Time: 3:50 am
Official: Westmoreland 911 Supervisor
County: Westmoreland
City: South Huntingdon Twp.
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Public detail assist needed to help lift elderly dog back into home during snowy conditions.
Description: Call came into 911 from an elderly woman asking for help from someone to help lift her 80 lb older lab who had gone outside in the cold snowy weather and has bad hips. The dog went down and could not get up and there were no neighbors, police, or other first responders willing to go at the early hour of the morning. (Sounds like this had happened a number of times before and they were done responding to this home.) One of our CART members was close by and available to go. When he got to the home and called out to the dog in the fenced yard it got up on it's own and walked back towards the porch. He spoke to the owner about possibly putting pee pads inside the door and getting the dog to the vet soon to be assessed for maybe some pain or anti-inflammatory meds to help the dog. Plus he showed her how to create a lift assist with just a long towel around the dog's waist. The owner was grateful and we have not been called back to the same home so assuming she was able to get it into a car to get to the vet.
Volunteers: Jason Campbell- to scene
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Irma Evans- 754 Mt. Etna Rd.
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January 10th, 2023SomersetSomerset CART was requested to care for 10 cats for hospitalized person.
Incident Date: 01/10/2023
Incident Time: 1:00 pm
Activation Date: 01/10/2023
Activation Time: 1:00
Official: Upmc social worker
County: Somerset
City: Somerset
Number Helped: 11
Synopsis: Somerset CART was requested to care for 10 cats for hospitalized person.
Description: Somerset cart was activated through 911 from social services at somerset hospital regarding a patient who had ten cats at home. Initial call was made after they had been alone for 60 hours and patient was waiting to be transferred to another hospital for an undisclosed amount of time. Beth and Bob responded that night to feed, water, and clean litter boxes. Upon arrival a fish was also found to be in residence. Two days later we followed up to continue feeding and cleaning as well as purchasing needed supplies. Several more visits were made in the following days to continue care until owner can return home.
Volunteers: Beth Ickes Bob Katkowski Shannon Mabray Meagan Walters Susan Levy
Temporary Shelter: No
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Who Was Helped: Kevin Carmelly
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December 29th, 2022WestmorelandFire in elderly resident high-rise apartment building that is pet friendly. All eventually sheltered in place. One person displaced had a cat so they received Pet Care kit from us.
Incident Date: 12/29/2022
Incident Time: 7:00 pm
Activation Date: 12/29/2022
Activation Time: 7:20 pm
Official: West Newton Emergency Management
County: Westmoreland
City: West Newton
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Fire in elderly resident high-rise apartment building that is pet friendly. All eventually sheltered in place. One person displaced had a cat so they received Pet Care kit from us.
Description: Fire in elderly resident high-rise apartment building that is pet friendly. At first we were told they were all evacuating the building and assistance was needed on scene to assess pet numbers and needs, as well as help needed at the local Turkeytown FD that was going to be temporary sheltering location. Then we found out that only the one floor was going to be evacuated for the night. All eventually sheltered in place in other residents' apartments. Some went with family to stay. One person displaced without housing had a cat so they received Pet Care kit from us. They were going to stay in local hotel that allowed pets. We expect to hear about more today that may have pet supply needs, and we have supplies staged in our pods nearby to accommodate if needed. *There was one main apartment affected where person and pet cat died. Unsure of cause of fire at this time.
Volunteers: Jason Campbell- acting in the role of CART and as a West Newton EMA representative on scene assessing the needs and updating Lori. Also removed deceased cat from affected apartment. Others on Standby: Pete Nelson, Andy Ogurchak, Katie Smeltzer, Karen Sable, April and Mike Steele Andrea & Randy Gelder- handling burial of deceased cat.
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: West Newton Emergency Services- Paul Williams
Comments: We found out there were a total of 44 pets in this one complex. We will be working with their EMA on making sure all pet owners have either leashes or cardboard carriers to assist in moving out with pets should there be a need in the future.
December 27th, 2022Westmoreland5 families displaced by mine subsidence and gas leak- 3 with pets. Pet supplies brought to Fire Dept where Red Cross set up temp shelter.
Incident Date: 12/27/2022
Incident Time: 4:30 pm
Activation Date: 12/27/2022
Activation Time: 4:57 pm
Official: West Newton Emergency Management
County: Westmoreland
City: West Newton
Number Helped: 6 (so far)
Synopsis: 5 families displaced by mine subsidence and gas leak- 3 with pets. Pet supplies brought to Fire Dept where Red Cross set up temp shelter.
Description: 5 families displaced by mine subsidence and gas leak- 3 with pets. Pet supplies brought to Fire Dept where Red Cross set up temp shelter. Client 1- has 1 small dog; going to daughters with pets and has all supplies there so nothing needed. Client 2- has 1 small dog; taking some blankets and food. Staying with pets at hotel in New Stanton. Client 3- has 5 adult cats; taking two bags of litter and litter box/scooper. Staying with pets at hotel in New Stanton. This may be a longer term situation as homes will be assessed for damages and families may be permanently displaced and may need additional assistance at that time with more supplies.
Volunteers: Jason Campbell and Carrie/Tom Norris- on standby to deliver supplies Lori & Andy Ogurchak- delivered first load of assorted supplies to Fire Dept where families were temporarily staged with Red Cross. *Extra supplies left over were put in our CART Storage Pod that is next to F.D. building. F.D. has key to open pod to access the supplies if more are needed, we are also on standby to deliver more if needed (as mine subsidence could expand into other nearby homes).
Temporary Shelter: Yes
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: West Newton Emergency Services- Paul Williams
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December 26th, 2022LehighReceived called for help that a cow was down on ice.
Incident Date: 12/26/2022
Incident Time: 14:59
Activation Date: 12/26/2022
Activation Time: 15:00
Official: Neffs Fire Department Fire Chief
County: Lehigh
City: North Whitehall Township
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Received called for help that a cow was down on ice.
Description: Received call from 911 that a cow was down on ice and can not get up. Neffs Fire Department requesting CART assistance. While responding we were recalled as the fire department was able to get the cow off the ice and standing.
Volunteers: Tory Schadler, Darrell Single, Trish Burkhardt
Temporary Shelter: No
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Who Was Helped: Neffs Fire Department
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December 12th, 2022WestmorelandApproximately 15 cats left in trailer by deceased owner. Working with local rescue on catching and rehoming all.
Incident Date: 12/12/2022
Incident Time: 0000 hrs
Activation Date: 12/26/2022
Activation Time: 1:00 pm
Official: Westmoreland Agency on Aging
County: Westmoreland
City: Tarrs
Number Helped: 14
Synopsis: Approximately 15 cats left in trailer by deceased owner. Working with local rescue on catching and rehoming all.
Description: We were contacted by the local Agency for Aging about a situation of an elderly woman overwhelmed with cats. We originally offered supplies from our Pet Pantry but then we were able to reach family members we found out she passed away. So then we worked with family and a local cat rescue to remove and help rehome the remaining cats. So far there appears to be approximately 14 cats including two 1 week-old kittens. We will continue to work with the family on removing the rest of the cats over the next week or so.
Volunteers: Lori Mozina- organized cat rescue and helped with catching them. CART supplied cat carriers and offered transport if needed. Family has cat trap and will help trap and transport any remaining cats.
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Family contact: Michael Thompson 724-433-4662
Comments: Area for Agency Rep: Sara Williams 724-853-4668
December 26th, 2022WestmorelandOwner deceased with one cat in home. State Police requested assistance. CART fostering and then transporting to shelter.
Incident Date: 12/26/2022
Incident Time: 4:30 pm
Activation Date: 12/26/2022
Activation Time: 4:42 pm
Official: PA State Police- Greensburg
County: Westmoreland
City: Unity Township
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Owner deceased with one cat in home. State Police requested assistance. CART fostering and then transporting to shelter.
Description: Elderly owner deceased with one cat in home. No friends or family to take in the cat. State Police requested assistance. We reached out to a local animal shelter (Action for Animals). They agreed to take in but weather was getting bad, so asked if we could keep cat overnight and bring in the next day when clear. So CART member fostering overnight and then transporting to shelter. AFA will handle vetting cat and adoption. Cat is a black and white longhair, appears friendly, healthy and well kept.
Volunteers: Carrie & Tom Norris- picked up cat, fostering cat, transporting cat to AFA when weather is clear.
Temporary Shelter: Yes
Location: Carrie & Tom's home- Greensburg
Census: 1 adult cat
Who Was Helped: PA State Police
Comments: No information given on owner other than she was an elderly lady with no immediate family nearby.
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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.