- HSUS Disaster Services - When a disaster strikes, the HSUS Disaster Animal Response Teams (DART) move quickly to assess the damage and evaluate the impact on animals, and then to provide the most appropriate support to the local community. We work with local emergency responders, local humane associations and shelters, and local disaster volunteers. The disaster response program is supported by a network of trained and equipped staff volunteers available for nationwide response.
- International Fund for Animal Welfare - Disaster Relief - When disaster strikes, animals are often the forgotten victims, caught in the path of a bushfire or a snowstorm, a flood or a fire. Working with local communities, IFAW steps in to alleviate suffering, save lives and educate for the future.
- Noah's Wish - Noah's Wish is a unique animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to rescuing and sheltering animals in disasters, throughout the United States and Canada.
Local and Regional Organizations
If have a State Animal Response Team (SART), County Animal Response Team (CART), Community Animal Response Team, or similar group in your area, we will be happy to list them here; please email.
- Kansas State Animal Response Team (KS SART) - a non-profit organization that builds and supports a unifying partnership between governmental, not-for-profit organizations, animal industry, and volunteers in order to facilitate local animal disaster preparedness and response development.
- Sussex County Animal Response Team - Sussex County Emergency Management's Volunteer Team for response to disasters involving Animals. Volunteers are needed to assist with response to both small and large scale disasters. Training is provided for many positions within the organization including: Liason with the Red Cross, Animal Care and Sheltering, Animal Handling, Animal First Aid, Animal Rescue in a Disaster, CART Team Dispatcher. Sussex CART has responded to numerous disasters including the Newton Able Enegery Incident, Flooding in Montague, Flooding in Sparta, and Hurricane Katrina.
- Empire State Animal Response Team - In 2004 New York State adopted the SART program to address its animal-related disaster response needs. The Empire State Animal Response Team (ESART) was created through a private-public partnership to serve as a unifying network of organizations, businesses, government agencies and individuals that support the prevention of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from emergencies affecting animals in New York State. County Animal Response Teams are the actual responding units that are activated and deployed by county emergency management.
- North Carolina State Animal Response Team - SART was founded in North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd, during which more than 3 million domestic and farm animals were lost. Many could have been saved by a coordinated emergency response plan. NC SART currently has 94 CARTs either active or under development. Over 50% of North Carolina's counties (100) have active CARTs.
- Tri-State Animal Response Team (Ohio/Cincinnati tri-state area) - Tri State CART is a non-profit disaster response team that focuses on the care of animals during times of local disaster. We are a resource for local emergency management, with services ranging from public service announcements to establishing temporary animal shelters to care for the pets of displaced families. Recently we have been called upon to assist local animal control officers with animal hoarding situations.
- Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team - Animal emergencies create danger for animals and their owners. Lack of preparation leads to unnecessary tragedy, human injury, and economic loss. Pets are the Number One reason people return to their homes before local authorities have declared it safe to do so, risking lives in the effort to save beloved pets. Pennsylvania is home to millions of agricultural and domestic animals. SART encourages all pet owners to evacuate with their animals to prevent endangering human and animal lives. By remembering to include your pets as part of your family's emergency evacuation plan, you can avoid those last minute decisions that could endanger the safety of your family and pets.
- Bucks County Animal Response Team - The Bucks County Animal Response Team (Bucks CART) is a local extension of the State Animal Response Team for Pennsylvania (PA SART). We are an animal rescue and response organization comprised of local volunteers. During a disaster in Bucks County, we would rescue and shelter all types of animals. We are run by PASART, the state organization that supervises all the county CARTS. BUCKS CART is a non-profit, state-run organization, available to respond to all types of disasters in Bucks County affecting animals. Floods, hurricanes, and blizzards are just a few examples of the kinds of incidents we may be called upon to respond to.
- Chester County CART
- Virginia State Animal Response Team (VASART) - Providing Prevention, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Emergencies Affecting Animals. In today’s world, we all worry about the threat of a natural or man-made disaster. Animals are especially vulnerable when a disaster strikes because they must rely on us for help. In 1998, Hurricane Floyd claimed the lives of millions of animals in North Carolina, and thousands more were separated from their owners. Many of these animals could have been saved by a coordinated response plan. From this tragedy, the State Animal Response Team (SART) concept was born. In 2006, Virginia adopted this concept to address its animal-related disaster response needs.