When your horse falls into a well, you need help getting your herd out of the path of a wildfire, or a flood has made it necessary to shelter your horses so you can find safety, the Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART) is trained to help.
A 501(c)(3), WASART is an all volunteer-run and volunteer-staffed group dedicated to helping owners and their animals in times of crisis and disaster. Many members are vet techs or veterinarians, others are specially trained in technical response, such as extracting horses from deep mud, up from over a cliff, or just helping them regain their feet. All members ready to assist are trained in the handling of livestock and companion animals including horses, llamas, alpacas, cattle, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, poultry, rabbits, pigs, etc.
Don’t need help yourself but looking to help others?
WASART can always use more volunteers for a wide variety of tasks: helping in the field or with outreach, fundraising, hospitality, etc. Regardless of your situation, there is probably a way for you to help save lives.
WASART is also available to talk to your group about disaster preparation.