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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 […]

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 […]

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…

 

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 […]