On the average, six Atlantic hurricanes occur each year. Hurricane season in Nova Scotia is from June 1, 2017 until November 30, 2017.
Knowing this, the Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia would like to share some information about what steps you can take to prepare your family in the event a Hurricane strikes.
Emergency preparedness starts with you.
Make sure your family has an emergency kit with enough supplies to sustain your family and pets for at least 72 hours. If you are unsure of what should be in your kit, a good resource is to contact your Canadian Red Cross, or visit http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/.
The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia (www.dartns.org) can provide you with an emergency planning checklist for your pets in case a disaster strikes or you are forced to evacuate.
Have a safe and happy spring from The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia.
When disaster strikes, and families are evacuated, some are forced to leave with only the clothes on their back. Just like our partners, the Canadian Red Cross, who supply Comfort Kits items, we supply "Comfurt Kits" that contain everything your will need for your cat or dog. At this time we have Large Dog, Small Dog and Cat " Comfurt Kits"
GREAT NEWS REGARDING DARTNS MEMBERSHIPS
Effective immediately there will be no fees for becoming a member of DARTNS. We have decided to set our membership renewal date for April 1st every year. Responding Members are still required to furnish a Criminal Record Check every five years. Members are also required to send in a signed copy of our Code of Conduct. The Membership Form and the Code of Conduct can both be signed electronically and emailed directly to our Membership Director at [email protected].
Here is a YouTube video on how to set up your electronic signature if you don't already know how to create one.
When applying for a Criminal Background Check, you may require a letter from DARTNS indicating that we are a Registered Charity.
Please contact [email protected] if this is the case and we will send you a letter to take to the local Police or RCMP station. The HRM form can be used anywhere within HRM To the best of our knowledge there is no charge for Criminal Background Check out side of HRM. Please let us know if for some reason this is not factual so that we can seek to create an agreement with that locale, as well be able to let other potential members know.
DARTNS RED PAW MAGNETS
Show your support for The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia by proudly displaying one of our Paw Magnets. Only $ 6.00 each.
They can be purchased from our online store or look for them whenever we are out and about in the community.
Thank you to everyone who supports DARTNS and our efforts in your community to help raise awareness about emergency preparedness for you and your pet.