Disaster Response

Dr. Christen Skaer helped to form the Kansas State Animal Response Team in 2007. The Kansas State Animal Response Team (KS SART) is a non-profit group dedicated to both educating the public about disaster preparation, and to hands-on disaster response.

Prior planning for disasters can save lives. Below is a list of recommended items to include in a pet “go-bag” (items needed to quickly evacuate your home with your pet). For more information, please visit the KS SART website at kssart.org.

• Food and Water

• At least 3 days of food in an airtight, waterproof container
• At least 3 days of water specifically for your pets
• Pack food and water dishes

• Medicines and Medical Records

• A supply of your pet’s medicines
• Your Pet’s veterinarian contact information

• Microchip your pet and update your associated on-line information

• Your pet’s registration information, adoption papers, vaccination documents and medical records

• Collar with ID Tag, Leash and PHOTOS 

• Keep a collar with its rabies tag and identification on your pet at all times
• Add a backup leash, collar and ID tag in your pet’s go bag
• Picture of you with your pet (on your phone and in your pet’s go bag)

• First Aid Kit and Sanitation

• Cotton bandage rolls, tape and scissors
• Antibiotic ointment
• Flea and tick prevention
• Latex gloves
• Isopropyl alcohol and saline solution

• A pet first aid reference book

• Cat litter and box, paper towels, plastic trash bags, and poop sacks

• Crate or Pet Carrier and Familiar Items

• Blankets or bedding of some kind

• A secure crate or kennel large enough for your pet to stand, turn around, and lie down

• Favorite toys and treats

• List emergency contacts for your pet

• Locate sheltering options for you and your pet – friends, family, pet friend hotels

Kansas State Animal Response Team (KSSART)
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Get Involved - Kansas State Animal Response Team
Get Involved - Kansas State Animal Response Team
Get Involved - Kansas State Animal Response Team