101, 2016

2015 ASPCA Midwestern Resiliency Grant Awards

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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, […]

2007, 2015

Building Animal Response Teams in Kansas

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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 […]

807, 2015

Sára Varsa, HSUS

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Director of Rescue and Response
HSUS Animal Cruelty, Rescue and Response Team 

Meet Sára Varsa at the 2015 Kansas Animal Preparedness Conference.  She will be presenting sessions, sharing her experiences and offering great pet disaster response and preparedness tips!  Read her story, one of her many motivations for the job she does!

In August of 2010, the HSUS was asked to assist in Montana with the humane removal and care of about 95 dogs from a relatively remote property. We knew little about the situation except our expertise was needed as there were no resources in the county for humane rescue and care. The deputy was compassionate and concerned for not only the animals, but also the owner. I remember driving on scene through a picturesque field of sunflowers after traversing a long dirt lane.  Nothing could have prepared me, however, for the reality of the life of “Jack” and his pack.  […]

1704, 2015

KS Dept of Agriculture Donates Supplies

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Thank You
In November of 2014, Dr. Tarrie Crnic, director of the Animal Facilities Inspection Program, and her team within the Division of Animal Health, Kansas Department of Agriculture, donated surplus plastic and wire animal crates (some of which were used in the shelter at the Greensburg’ tornado), reptile crates, feed bowls, animal water bottles, and […]

1704, 2015

ASPCA Grant for Training

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Grant Awarded for Training

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the first grant recipients as part of its Midwest Disaster Resiliency Program—a program that provides much-needed funding, training, and expertise to local communities to better serve and assist animals and pet owners during and after disasters.  Continue reading…



412, 2014

Volunteers Housing Pets

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Nadine Conner did something heroic early Sunday morning.

She braved flooded streets in south Wichita and opened her shop at 1:30 a.m. to allow pets rescued in the storm’s aftermath to have a place to stay.
Read more here.

412, 2014

Caring for Jack

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Any rescue of a living creature is difficult, but a pet rescue is extra tough. For starters pets might not be listed as missing. Next, pets often run from their home area during or after the storm. Then, some pets are so small they can get wedged into the smallest of places. Such was the […]

2810, 2014

Grant Awarded for Public Preparedness Awareness Education Program

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In a disaster could you evacuate your home, without your pet? Preparation can prevent your need to answer that question and the Kansas State Animal Response Team can help! KSSART will teach Kansans how to include their pets in disaster preparedness planning and recognize what animal response teams offer pets during disaster response.

KS SART was […]