Truro Animal Control to host Cape Cod DART seminar December 14

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Brodie, a Cheaspeake Bay Retriever, keeps a close eye on his human partner Holly Rodgers, director of Cape Cod DART, as she shows some of the items in his "Go Kit" including lead, food, vacination records, toys/comfort object, and a reflective vest during

Truro Animal Control will host a Cape Cod DART (Disaster Animal Response Team) informational seminar on Saturday, December 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Truro Police Station.

Cape Cod DART is Barnstable County's domestic animal response team in the event of a disaster. According to the DART website, the organization was founded in 2008 in response to the Federal Pets Act of 2006. In the event of a declared emergency, DART provides an array of emergency pet services including rescue, triage and temporary sheltering.

Made up completely of volunteers, DART follows FEMA's Incident Command System.

During Saturday's seminar, attendees will learn about the pet aspect of emergency planning and response, what DART members do and how to become a volunteer.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to either call or email the Truro Animal Control Officer at 508-246-5225 or [email protected]

Learn more about DART, emergency preparedness and preparing an emergency go-kit for your animal on the DART site here.

Read Teresa Martin's 2012 story about DART here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on