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3008, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Update

By |August 30th, 2017|Animal Response Stories, Featured, News|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey Update

Photo- Doug Gross (Patch Staff)
Updated August 29, 2017 11:51 am 
Update 08/30/2017
KS SART is closely watching the animal response situation in Texas following Hurricane Harvey and is ready to offer assistance IF REQUESTED!    Of utmost importance is that NO ONE SELF-DEPLOY!
The nature of disasters is “hurry up and wait”.  Texas is skilled at dealing with disasters […]

2908, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

By |August 29th, 2017|Animal Response Stories, Featured, News|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey

Photo: Tiele Dockens
Trained Kansas Animal Response volunteers have been notified and given the opportunity to respond under one of our national animal response partners as animal sheltering volunteers.  Some Kansas animal response volunteers are also involved in the hurricane response through remote liaison and resource coordination efforts to support a partner response agency out of […]

208, 2017

Shelter From The Storm – Pilot Workshop

By |August 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Shelter From The Storm – Pilot Workshop

Shelter From The Storm – Pilot Workshop
Thanks to the Florida State Animal Response Coalition for bringing their shelter awareness course to Kansas, the Kansas Humane Society for sharing their amazing facility and to the Red Cross for assisting with funding to make this training possible!  What a great addition to the training program for animal […]

2107, 2017

Shelter From The Storm: Train-The-Trainer

By |July 21st, 2017|Featured, News|Comments Off on Shelter From The Storm: Train-The-Trainer

A huge thanks goes to the Florida State Animal Response Coalition for conducting a train-the-trainer workshop in Kansas.  “Shelter From The Storm” will be added as the second level to the Kansas animal response training program.    For a train-the-trainer workshop you need volunteers and a big thanks goes to the 20 animal response team volunteers who accepted the […]

2903, 2017

TEST Smallville Call Out 03/31/2017

By |March 29th, 2017|Volunteer Blog|Comments Off on TEST Smallville Call Out 03/31/2017

THIS IS A CALL OUT TEST!!!!!
Deployment Call Out TEST 03/31/2017
THIS IS A TEST!!!!!!  A tornado touched down in Smallville at 3:30am on March 31, 2017.   An assessment team has been sent in.  Animal response is on STANDY and if/when DEPLOYED, volunteers confirming availability will be contacted.   PLEASE COMPLETE the deployment availability survey below!!  This is a state-wide test […]

2107, 2017

VIP Professional: Kansas State Animal Response Team

By |July 21st, 2017|Featured, News|Comments Off on VIP Professional: Kansas State Animal Response Team

With tragedies, sometimes there are silver linings. When an EF-5 tornado hit Greensburg 10 years ago, a large number of animals were displaced when 95 percent of the Kansas town was destroyed. Sadly, not many of the pets were reunited with their owners.   That disaster brought to fruition, however, an idea that had been considered […]

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 County Fires Spring 2017

By |April 1st, 2017|Deployment|Comments Off on Reno County 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|Volunteer Blog|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 […]

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…