The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia  

                  A Registered Charity
Survivor Holiday Island 2016 Fundraiser 
Update: We would like to congratulate Darlene Weatherby, the winner of Survivor Holiday Island 2016. She takes home a cash prize of $ 170.00. Thank you to all who participated and we hope to see you back on the Island next year.

Welcome to DARTNS' annual Survivor Holiday Island 2016 fundraiser! This year, you have a chance to win up to $250 just in time for Christmas. Each day, a few unlucky participants will be voted off the island by random draw. The last person remaining on the island wins the cash prize.

How do you enter the contest? It's easy! The cost is $20 and the money can go to a DART member or be sent by e-transfer to [email protected] If sending an e-transfer, please message Samantha Lawrence with the answer to the security question.

The contest is capped at 25 participants. The contest will be closed to entries on December 9th OR when 25 participants are reached (whichever comes first).

The winner will be announced on December 18th.
Follow your progress on our Facebook event page.

Support our "Comfurt Kit" Program

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" 

We also have a "Comfurt Kit Sponsorship program. For more details, please contact [email protected]

Kentville, Nova Scotia:  On March 9, 2016, The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia was on hand to accept a donation from the Canadian Red Cross for their participation in the Red Cross/DARTNS Haunted House in October of 2015. Pictured here left to right are: DARTNS Communications Director, Catherine and Stevens, and Laura McNamara, who is a Service Center Supervisor for the Canadian Red Cross.  We are looking forward to this October when the Haunt will reopen with plenty of scares for everyone.

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.

Membership Form:

Code of Conduct:

HRM Criminal Record Check:

 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.

 Congratulations to the Pitch in for DARTNS Tournament winners, The Smooth Operators.

                       DARTNS Magnets!!

Show your support for The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia by proudly displaying one of our Paw Rescue Magnets.            Only $ 6.00 each. They can be purchased from our online store or look for them whenever we are out and about in your community.  

Thanks again to everyone who supports DARTNS and our efforts in your community to help raise awareness about emergency preparedness for you and your pet!!




If you are a Canadian non profit animal welfare agency, shelter or rescue, please contact us about our fund raising opportunities. We can all benefit. Raise public awareness and help companion animals at the same time!

Contact us  Or order from our Web-store

 Available at the following :  Stay n Play Canine Centre Ltd In Truro.The Dirty Dog Shop- Bark, Bath & Boutique in Truro, .

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