Did you know The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia is a Registered Charity? (839424629 RR001) Donations are always welcome!! When you donate, you help us carry out our mission to provide shelter and supplies for those pets that have been affected by disasters. If you cannot give a donation, why not consider donating your time. You can donate by using the DONATE button above or send a cheque, gift cards or money order to The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia, 14 Court Street, PO Box 151, Truro, Nova Scotia. B2N 3H7. To become a member, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the membership links below.
On the average, six Atlantic hurricanes occur each year. Hurricane season in Nova Scotia is from June 1 until November 30.
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/.
Disaster Animal Response Team (www.dartns.org) can provide you with an emergency planning checklist in case a disaster strikes, or you are forced to evacuate with your pets.
Find out what your community/municipality is doing to prepare for hurricanes.In Hurricane Katrina, many lives, property and animals were lost due to several factors. The Disaster Animal Response Team, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross can provide emergency animal sheltering in the event a disaster strikes.
Fund Development Director
The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia (DARTNS) is currently seeking a passionate and ambitious volunteer for the position of Fund Development Director.
Do you love animals? Are you eager to contribute to your local community?
Are you looking for interesting work that will enhance your resume?
Then we would love to welcome you into our organization!
Summer is Here!!
Enjoy these "Pawsome" tips for your pets!
Summer is here, 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.
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@example.com.
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 Membership@dartns.org 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.