Emergency Support Function-8 (ESF-8) includes those partners that assist in the management of animals when a disaster occurs. Evidence has shown that both humans and animals fare better during a disaster when allowed to have access to their pets. The realization that human lives have been lost in disasters because of a lack to account for the bond between people animals and their pets makes animal response an integral part of disaster response. Watch the KS SART ESF-8 video on the importance of animal response teams.
CORPORATE PARTNERS NEEDED
Are you a business owner with a large warehouse? Have you wondered how you can help pets during a disaster? Financial donations are always welcome, but a unique way to help is by offering space for a temporary shelter! It can be just that easy! Think outside the box, what does your business have to offer to pets in need? Click here to contact the KS SART Unit Coordinator about how you can help!
With the cooler weather approachingand less daylight hours, now could be the time to find a great cold weather project! If you have considered volunteering for an organization that helps people and their pets, the animal response teams of Kansas may be the perfect fit. Just fill out an application and get started on responder training! Or perhaps you have a unique skill to offer, we need volunteers to help with marketing, grant writing, event planning, volunteer management and much more! Click here to fill out an application!