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Mission Statement

To assist local authorities with animal rescue and sheltering during times of disaster with trained volunteers, and to provide information to the public regarding pet preparedness.

What is DART?

Every year, hurricanes, tornadoes, hazardous-materials incidents, floods, earthquakes and other disasters threaten the animals who are so important to our lives. Members of the Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) learn how to prepare their families, help their community be better prepared, and rescue and shelter animals when a disaster or crisis happens in their community.

Based in Independence, Missouri, DART recruits and trains members from the entire Kansas City area who are interested in ensuring that animals are taken into account in future disaster planning as mandated by the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS Act).



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