What We Do
CDART participates in an ongoing process of mitigative public education and mutual awareness of the needs of the animals and their guardians/ owners in disasters. We also encourage cooperation among other animal protection organizations, veterinary associations, disaster relief agencies and government officials.
We hold regular chapter meetings throughout the year to plan for responses. We develop response kits, participate in fundraising and public education events, hold training exercises, share policies and procedures, encourage creation of mutual aid agreements, establish emergency response supply agreements with local businesses, approve foster homes, etc.
When disasters happen...
When natural or man-made disasters happen, CDART provides assistance to the affected community by providing when necessary:
- Setup of temporary animal relief shelters
- Evacuation of animals
- Rescue of abandoned or stranded animals
- Implementation of a record keeping and identification system
- Transportation of animals
- Coordination of veterinary care for sick or injured animals
- Coordination of animal food and supplies
- Compassionate removal of animals who don’t survive the disaster
- Lost animal documentation
- Reuniting animals with caregivers
- Facilitating fostering and/or adoption of unclaimed or surrendered animals
- Maintenance of animals sheltered in place