County Animal Response Team (CART)

About the CART

The County Animal Response Team (CART) is made up of volunteers trained and ready to respond to emergencies effecting pets and livestock.  Volunteers can declare their interest in small animals (household pets) and/or large animals (horses, and livestock).  Activities include animal care, transport, sheltering, uniting and more.

The CART is a specialty team of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), so CART volunteers must first join the MRC.  CART members also need to complete 4 additional trainings.  Get started today!

STEP 1 – Join the MRC

STEP 2 – Read the Essex CART and ESART Code of Conduct  

STEP 3 – Submit this CART Application

STEP 5 – Complete the required CART Trainings

  1. County Animal Response Team Orientation
  2. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Management System

  3. IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

Additional helpful CART training (not required):

5. IS-10.A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

6. IS-11.A: Animals in Disasters: Community Planning

STEP 6 – Update your ServNY account with completed trainings!

Need any help along the way – contact

Jessica Darney Buehler at 518-873-3518 or jdbuehler@co.essex.ny.us