What We Do

The Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to animal welfare in times of a disaster or emergency, by providing sheltering, fostering or rescue of domesticated animals.

Our dedicated volunteers are mobilized when local authorities request our assistance, and when the Provincial Emergency Program's Emergency Social Services is activated. We have well-trained, established teams in specific communities, but we will answer requests for help from local, provincial and federal government agencies.  We can determine if an Animal Intake Facility needs to be established for the displaced animals and, working with Emergency Social Services at Reception Centres, we register and care for the animals in need of shelter or evacuation.

Because of our belief in awareness and readiness, we participate in public education and fundraising events, offer training, have developed emergency response kits, establish emergency response supply agreements with local businesses and approve foster homes, etc.

Pets are valued members of your family and we encourage everyone to check out our valuable Resources information.