Are You Prepared?
The number one reason people refuse to evacuate their homes during an emergency is because they don’t want to leave a pet behind. The Virginia State Animal Response Team works to address the needs of animals during natural or man-made disasters.
About Virginia SART
The Virginia State Animal Response Team (VASART) was created through a private-public partnership to serve as a unifying network of organizations, businesses, federal and state government agencies, and individuals that supports the prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery for emergencies affecting animals. Because disaster response needs to happen at a local level, VASART will build Community Animal Response Teams (CARTs) across the state. Community coordinators will be selected to lead the development of community teams consisting of volunteers who will respond to emergencies at the local level. Join your community state animal response team or if one is not created yet, help us get a CART started in your community.
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