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 lunch for participants, Haven will give a powerpoint presentation and talk on what our local Disaster Animal Response Team does and how you can be prepared for evacuation or disasters with your pets. After the Lunch & Learn, stick around and shop the thrift store’s lovely items and fantastic deals!

The evening before this Lunch & Learn, Haven will give a special talk on June 15, at 7:00pm (after store closing) at Community Thrift focusing on how local rescue groups can be prepared to evacuate all the animals in their charge. Volunteers and organizers with local rescue groups are invited to attend and discuss disaster planning and how we can improve local efforts to be prepared.