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 […]
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 […]
Animal Response Team Updates
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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 […]
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 […]
Smallville Deployment Updates – TEST TEST TEST
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.
Team deployed for setup at […]
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…
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 […]
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 […]
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…
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 […]