Welcome to CDART

The Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART) is dedicated to animal welfare through the preparation for and the actual rescue and shelter of domestic animals in a disaster.

About the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team:

Taz cat, in a sink

Presently, there are three official branches of CDART in British Columbia, overseen by a national board. Each branch is incorporating under the societies act of British Columbia. CDART trained volunteers are scattered throughout Canada.

CDART volunteers respond in times of disaster and emergencies when domestic animals are in need of rescue and sheltering.

Volunteers are mobilized when local authorities request CDART's help and when the Provincial Emergency Program's Emergency Social Services is activated.  In specific communities, CDART has long-time established teams but will answer requests for help through local, provincial and federal government agencies.

CDART is 100% volunteer based and 100% of our funding comes from donations.


CDART Coordinator Cheryl Rogers at Pasado animal intake near New Orleans - Katrina