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Providing Prevention Response & Recovery for Animal Emergencies

 

Region 5 at the "paws for the cause" event on sun Oct 6th

CONNECTICUT SART NOW OFFERING TRAINING ACROSS THE STATE

All 5 Regions will be holding two meeting/training sessions a year.
All volunteers and new trainees are welcome to attend any meeting, in any Region

September (Region 3) : Thurs Sept 20th, 7:00pm 
Location: TBD (Possibly Canton FireHouse)
Topic: Equine Disaster Preparedness & CTSART

October (Region 4): TBA

November (Region 5):
Tues Nov 13th, 7:00pm
Location: Torrington Firehouse, 117 Water St Torrington CT
Topic: What if it was CT? And more... CTSART preparedness?

January (Region 1): TBA

February (Region 2): TBA

March (Region 3): TBA

April (Region 4): TBA

May (Region 5):
Saturday May 4th, 2019
 Location TBA
 Topic: CTSART Statewide Training Drill

June (Region 1) TBA

July (Region 2): TBA

Sept (Region 3): TBA

October (Region 4): TBA

November (Region 5): TBA

Providing Prevention Response & Recovery for Animal Emergencies

The Connecticut State Animal Response Team (CTSART) program is a collaboration among government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, industry, and volunteers for preparing and responding to animal needs in disasters. It is a public-private partnership, organized to prepare our state for any disaster that involves domestic animals in Connecticut. CTSART is the signature program of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation.

CTSART Goals

  • To facilitate a prompt, effective response to emergencies involving animals in Connecticut
  • To decrease the health and safety threat to people and animals
  • To minimize the economic impact of animal issues in emergencies
  • To prevent or decrease the spread of animal disease in emergencies

CTSART missions include deployment of co-located companion animal evacuation shelters, building volunteer networks trained and state certified to assist with animal needs in disasters and public education.

CTSART Steering Committee Representation

  • Capitol Region Emergency Planning Committee
  • Connecticut Department of Agriculture
  • Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association
  • Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation
  • United States Department of Agriculture

 Serving Emergency Support Function 11, Animal Response, Across Connecticut

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Current News and events:

Events

Tuesday March 27th, 2018

8:30am-12:00 noon


Watertown Firehouse
935 Main St
Watertown CT 06795

Region 5 CTSART talk on:

"What if it was CT?"

A presentation on how Texas and Florida handled their animal evacuations during the 2017 hurricanes. Review how CT might respond to a large scale natural disaster.

Saturday June 9th 2018

Newtown, CT 12:00-4:00pm

The CTSART Region 5 Trailer and volunteers we be at:

"Catherines Butterfly Party" to benefit the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary

News
05/03/13 Trauma Training for the (CTSART): Mitigating The Emotional Impact of Emergencies
04/29/11 Donna Cobelli-Veterinarian of the year- The Ridgefield Press
01/28/11 Peter Conserva on scene at Barn Collapse. EyeWitness News 3
01/28/11 Peter Conserva on scene at Barn Collapse. News 8
09/08/10 Ridgefield Press: In an emergency, what happens to our pets?
09/02/10 Region 5 deployed due to Hurricane Earl
06/08/10 Milford-Orange Bulletin
08.26.09 See us at USATODAY®
07.14.09 Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER)
05.12.09 Connecticut Council of Municipalities
04.17.09 Middletown Mass Care Exercise
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A DISASTER?
ARE YOUR PETS?
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