Thank you to our Sponsors!
This training opportunity with TAMU-VET in March 2018 was made possible by grants to PCART & OLAFR from:
And thank you also to our local retailers who have donated food, equipment, or gift cards for the training exercise!
Thank you from all of us at:
Wildfires. Floods. Tornadoes. Earthquakes.
Livestock trailer accidents.
Payne County, like all of Oklahoma, is at risk to experience any of these scenarios.
In 2006, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act was passed at the federal level, requiring communities to have a plan for the evacuation of people with their animals during emergencies.
Payne County Animal Response Team (PCART), is a non-profit, specialized team of animal professionals and Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corp (OKMRC) credentialed volunteers that respond to animal disasters and emergencies in Payne and surrounding counties in Oklahoma. PCART is deployed at the request of the Payne County Office of Emergency Management (PCOEM) to integrate with other emergency responders to protect the lives of animals, their owners, and the emergency responders
tasked with protecting lives and property.
The Oklahoma Large Animal First Responders (OLAFR) was created after the 2013 Moore, OK Tornado to
link private citizens with Federal, State, and local agencies to form a comprehensive team capable
of providing urgent care, triage, evacuation and other support for large animal victims and their
owners after natural or man-made disasters.
The Texas A & M Veterinary Emergency Team is a highly trained and experienced team that has deployed to numerous incidents, including Hurricane Harvey in the fall of 2017. They are creating an exercise specific to Payne County and will be here to deliver training and coordinate the exercise..
The Oklahoma exercise will take place March 3-4, 2018 at Lake Carl Blackwell Recreation Area and the OSU Fire Service Training Grounds in Stillwater, OK.
Our instructors: The TAMU-VET Team
The TAMU-VET Team donated their time and effort to creating a Payne County specific scenario for animal responders in Oklahoma and to come facilitate the event. Donations to their team to thank them for this event can be arranged through the Payne County Animal Response Team.
Texas A & M Veterinary Emergency Team (TAMU-VET)
Click on the photos below for videos about the team that is coming to help us learn how to take care of Payne County's animals.