We assist with evacuation, care, rescue and safe return of animals displaced by natural and man-made disasters; operate a pet-friendly shelter during disasters and evacuations; and promote education, safety and disaster planning assistance to animal owners and animal welfare agencies.

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Great Info from Expo 2015

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Three members of Big Bend DART won scholarships to attend Animal Expo 2015 in New Orleans, and came back with some great information to share from several presentations. In the...

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Animal Care Expo is coming!


Yes, excitement is in the air as many of us anticipate the 2015 Animal Expo on March 30-April 2. The Humane Society of the United States hosts the Animal Expo...

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One of our favorite times of year


Several members of our local Disaster Animal Response Team look forward to Christmas just like little kids – but for a very different reason!  One of our favorite fundraisers comes...

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Lunch & Learn: Be prepared with your pets for evacuation or disasters


On Thursday, June 16, Big Bend DART President Haven Cook will be the feature speaker at a Lunch & Learn session at Community Thrift. Starting at 11:00 with a free...

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The Need for DART Teams

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In Florida, one of the legacies of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 was the birth of the concept of local animal responder volunteer teams ready to assist authorities with dealing with...

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Big Bend DART supports Humane Lobby Day


Tallahassee, FL: Supporters came from around the state to participate in Humane Lobby Day, organized by the Humane Society of the US each spring. It's a chance for animal lovers...

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