Dedicated to animal welfare through the preparation for and the actual rescue and shelter of domestic animals in a disaster.
CDART volunteers respond in times of disaster and emergencies when domestic animals are in need of rescue and sheltering.
Volunteers are mobilized when local authorities request CDART's help. We work closely with ESS (Emergency Social Services), the RCMP, Ministry of Agriculture representatives and PEP (Provincial Emergency Program) personnel.
Currently, we are assisting emergency services in relation to the many BC Wild fires.
WHEN DISASTER HAPPENS...
When natural or man-made disasters happen, CDART provides assistance to the affected community by providing when necessary:
- Setup of temporary animal relief shelters
- Evacuation of animals
- Rescue of abandoned or stranded animals
- Implementation of a record keeping and identification system
- Transportation of animals
- Coordination of veterinary care for sick or injured animals
- Coordination of animal food and supplies
- Compassionate removal of animals who don’t survive the disaster
- Lost animal documentation
- Reuniting animals with caregivers
- Facilitating fostering and/or adoption of unclaimed or surrendered animals
- Maintenance of animals sheltered in place
CDART is 100% volunteer based and 100% of our funding comes from donations.