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509, 2018

Co-Located Sheltering in Manhattan

By |September 5th, 2018|Animal Response Stories, Featured, News|1 Comment

Shelter Opens for Pets and People in Manhattan Kansas
The North East Animal Response Team and the Red Cross partnered to shelter pets and their families in one co-located shelter in Manhattan, Kansas during flooding this September.

Mary Prewitt with the Kansas State Animal Response team said this decision was long overdue.

“People will cross police lines. They […]

2108, 2018

Animal Response Recognized by APPsheet

By |August 21st, 2018|Featured, News|Comments Off on Animal Response Recognized by APPsheet

Appsheet for Animal Response
Animal in-take and reunion are key pieces of the disaster animal sheltering process.  If you don’t track the animals, providing proper care and eventually returning them to their owners is impossible!  Paper has been the standard until Appsheet.  First implemented and tested during the September 2017 Project Care Exercise and improved upon […]

2108, 2018

Spirit of Service Award

By |August 21st, 2018|Featured, News|Comments Off on Spirit of Service Award

The Kansas Animal Response Team was recognized by the KC Animal Health Corridor and its partners at the Corridor’s annual Homecoming Dinner in Kansas City on Monday, August 20, 2018. The dinner is an exclusive gathering of animal health industry leaders from around the world to celebrate global industry successes and growth. The Corridor presented […]

2501, 2018

2018 Storm Fury On the Plains

By |January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Storm Fury On the Plains

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Wichita have partnered with local Emergency Management to present information that will help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season.  The presentations are hosted by local county Emergency Management agencies and typically last up to two hours. They are open to anyone that […]

2501, 2018

2018 TTRT Announcement

By |January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 TTRT Announcement

Train Today Respond Tomorrow Workshop Dates

The workshop dates planned for 2018 include:

April 14-15, Derby, KS
April 28-29, KC Metro Area
June 23-24, Dodge City, KS

Click here for more information on the workshop

2501, 2018

Welcome To Kansas Animal Response

By |January 25th, 2018|HOME PAGE|Comments Off on Welcome To Kansas Animal Response

The Kansas State Animal Response Team (KS SART) is a non-profit organization dedicated to development and support of regional animal response teams.  The regional teams are comprised of trained volunteer dedicated to providing temporary shelter and care for pets displaced by a disaster.  KS SART and affiliated regional animal response teams work together as the […]

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 […]