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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

KS SART & KDEM

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…

604, 2016

MOU Signed with Kansas Humane Society

By |April 6th, 2016|News, SCART|Comments Off on MOU Signed with Kansas Humane Society

April 4, 2016 – The Sedgwick County Animal Response Team signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kansas Humane Society
The Sedgwick County Animal Response Team supports the Kansas Humane Society at a ribbon cutting ceremony that celebrated the installation of a generator to keep the power on at the Kansas Humane Society during a disaster.  The […]

2403, 2016

KHS Parnters With Animal Response in Pet Disaster Preparedness and Response

By |March 24th, 2016|SCART|Comments Off on KHS Parnters With Animal Response in Pet Disaster Preparedness and Response

“It is exciting to see KHS working on disaster preparedness planning with the installation of the generator and the development of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team.  The two organizations worked together during the Oaklawn tornado, but formalizing this partnership will serve to further improve animal disaster response.”  – […]

701, 2016

2015 Ks Animal Preparedness Conference Highlights

By |January 7th, 2016|Photo Gallery|Comments Off on 2015 Ks Animal Preparedness Conference Highlights

What a great conference!  Thanks to all who participated from attendees to speakers to sponsors.  Volunteers were recognized, awards were given, preparedness tips shared, response training provided, the networking opportunities were amazing and the support was appreciated.   The Kansas State Animal Response Team was proud to have hosted this event for animal response team volunteers […]

101, 2016

2016 ASPCA Midwestern Resiliency Grant Awards

By |January 1st, 2016|Featured, News|Comments Off on 2016 ASPCA Midwestern Resiliency Grant Awards

The Kansas State Animal Response Team is pleased to accept two grants from the ASPCA Midwestern Resiliency Grant Program again in 2016.   The first project the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has provided funding for is the 2016 Kansas Animal Response Exercise scheduled for October 2016 at Crisis City.  This will […]

101, 2016

2015 ASPCA Midwestern Resiliency Grant Awards

By |January 1st, 2016|Featured, News|Comments Off on 2015 ASPCA Midwestern Resiliency Grant Awards

Several animal response teams in Kansas were awarded grant funding through the ASPCA in 2015.  These grants encourage animal disaster preparedness and response development in five midwestern states, including Kansas.  Awards in Kansas included funding for response equipment, funding to continue the state Unit Coordinator role and funding to host the annual state training conference, […]

2110, 2015

2015 Volunteer Recognition Awards

By |October 21st, 2015|Photo Gallery|Comments Off on 2015 Volunteer Recognition Awards

Thanks to each and every animal response team volunteer for your dedication and passion in preparing for disaster response and educating the public on disaster preparedness.  The following volunteers were recognized for going above and beyond by attending special training and exercise opportunities provided by, or sponsored by the Kansas State Animal Response Team.
2015 Recipients […]

2007, 2015

Building Animal Response Teams in Kansas

By |July 20th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Building Animal Response Teams in Kansas

2012 KVMA Article
By Dr. Christen Skaer, President

Hello everyone from the Kansas State Animal Response Team (KS SART)! It seems impossible that fall is already upon us as the summer flew by!  We’ve been very busy building response teams across Kansas and the Board of Directors is thrilled with the progress that has been made. Our […]