Mission Statement

  • To facilitate a prompt, coordinated and effective response to a natural or man-made disaster affecting animals
  • To identify state and county resources that could be utilized during an emergency or disaster and to establish a network of trained animal emergency responders at the local and state level
  • To provide educational resources for the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth of Virginia to assist with planning for their animals during disasters in order to minimize the economic and environmental impacts of animal emergencies
  • To assist the Commonwealth of Virginia in developing effective preparations in regard to natural and man-made disasters affecting animals and humans
  • To assist in the development, integration and maintenance of an animal disaster plan into the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan
  • To seek funding resources for sustenance and capacity building

Click here for the Virginia State Animal Response Team’s Brochure

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