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1804, 2017

ASPCA Grant Awarded 2017

By |April 18th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on ASPCA Grant Awarded 2017

Midwestern States Receive $85,000 from ASPCA to Help Animals During Disasters

The Kansas State Animal Response team received $11,500 toward the purchase of a CAMET for the South East Regional Animal Response Team.  Tami Johnson, the SE regional team liaison, put in the time and effort to research, write and submit the grant.  Tami worked with […]

104, 2017

Reno Fires Spring 2017

By |April 1st, 2017|Deployment|Comments Off on Reno Fires Spring 2017

Animal Response Team Updates
——————————————–Summary of Animal Response Efforts
Reno county emergency management initially activated animal response through the Reno county liaison (RL), of the South Central Regional Animal Response Team, to provide shelter and care for the displaced pets of Hutchinson residents in the Reno county wildfire evacuation area.   Through emergency management, the RL requested […]

2803, 2017

TEST Smallville Deployment Updates

By |March 28th, 2017|Deployment|Comments Off on TEST Smallville Deployment Updates

Smallville Deployment Updates – TEST TEST TEST
03/28/2017 10:31am

Assessment team is on grounds
A location has been selected for the temporary animal shelter in the building next to the Red Cross shelter.
A shelter setup team will be deployed at noon today.
Updates will continue as they become available.

03/28/2017 11:00pm

Team deployed for setup at noon as scheduled.
Team hauled CAMET […]

1602, 2017

Train Today Respond Tomorrow – FULL

By |February 16th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Train Today Respond Tomorrow – FULL

registration is closed
Thank you to the 150+ people who have signed up to attend the Train Today Respond Tomorrow workshops being offered in four locations this spring.  The response is overwhelming and the possibility of offering a few additional fall workshops is being evaluated.

2801, 2017

2016 Christen Skaer Leadership Award Recepient

By |January 28th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on 2016 Christen Skaer Leadership Award Recepient

Congratulations Jennifer Burns, the 2016 recipient of the Christen Skaer Leadership Award recognizing outstanding leadership in animal response team volunteers! Thank you to all the animal response team volunteers!  Read more about Jennifer…


2701, 2017

Train Today Respond Tomorrow Registration is OPEN

By |January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Train Today Respond Tomorrow Registration is OPEN

Registration opens for Train Today Respond Tomorrow
Train Today Respond Tomorrow is a workshop to train, certify and credential animal disaster response volunteers in one weekend.  This friendly, class-room setting offers a quick and efficient process for people who want to get involved in animal disaster response but don’t care to take courses on-line.  If you […]

1012, 2016

Operation Holiday 2016

By |December 10th, 2016|Featured, News, Other Animal Stories, SCART|Comments Off on Operation Holiday 2016

Again this year, the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team is partnering with Inter-Faith Ministries and Skaer Veterinary Clinic to provide pet food to those in need this holiday season! Last year, we supplied over 1,500 bags of pet food and expect the need to be greater this year!   Monetary donations are being requested so […]

610, 2016


By |October 6th, 2016|2016KARE, Featured, News|Comments Off on KS SART & KDEM

The State Animal Response Team Coalition of Kansas was featured in the October KDEM planning and mitigation branch newsletter, “Planning Points” under the resource highlight section.

The State Animal Response Team Coalition of Kansas is emergency management’s resource for pets in a disaster in Kansas! This trained coalition of volunteers is prepared to provide temporary shelter […]

2709, 2016

Grant Received 09/25/2016

By |September 27th, 2016|Animal Response Stories, News, SCART|Comments Off on Grant Received 09/25/2016

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – Sept 25, 2016

“Pet safety is human safety,” said Jeannette Livingston, Sedgwick County Animal Response Team Board Chair. “Folks will not evacuate or folks will go back before it’s safe to save their pets.”  Read more…

2208, 2016

Registration Opens for 2016 KARE

By |August 22nd, 2016|2016KARE, Featured|Comments Off on Registration Opens for 2016 KARE

Registration is OPEN!
“Functional exercises not only test response capabilities, but also personal skill-sets and organizational functions” – Eric Thompson, Code 3 Associates

Wow!  What amazing enthusiasm from volunteers excited about signing up for the 2016 Kansas Animal Response Exercise.  At 8am this morning phones began ringing, text messages popping up and emails coming in!  Don’t tell this more […]