The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia  

                  A Registered Charity

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

The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia ( can provide you with an emergency planning checklist for your pets in case a disaster strikes or you are forced to evacuate.

  • Spring has Sprung and is a great time to be outdoors with your pets. Remember when  walking to make sure your pets collar has up to date ID tags with your name and number.
  • Remember to SPAY or NEUTER  your pet to help control the pet population.
  • Having your pet micro-chipped is the safest way to ensure it can be returned if it gets lost or stolen.
  • Make sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations and medications. Check with your veterinarian to ensure your pet has the proper flea/tick and heartworm preventative.
  • Watch out for the buzzing noises of bees and wasps. Curious cats and dogs can be stung if they stick their nose a little to close.
  • Spring is a great time to get our lawn in shape, however chemicals used in lawn and garden care are poisonous and can be harmful for your pets. Always read the labels for proper usage/storage and when your pet should be allowed to play on the lawn.
  • Remember when planting your garden to check to see what plants may be toxic to your pets.
  • Keep in mind many of the household cleaners you will be using to do your spring cleaning can also be harmful to your pets.

Have a safe and happy spring from The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia.

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]


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.


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.

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

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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