Disaster Animal Response Team (DART)™ to remain until Friday

Los Angeles, CA  — The first wave of responders from Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) will remain in Texas until at least Friday, September 15th.

“Officials asked that our team remain deployed to help Houston SPCA through the final push that will allow them to return to ‘normal’ operating procedures,” said spcaLA Humane Officer and DART leader, Cpl. Gary Wilson.

The road to full recovery will be long and complicated in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, but the combined efforts of responders from across the United States is helping to stem the flow of displaced, injured animals from affected areas.

Since Sunday, September 3rd, DART members have cared for hundreds of animals affected by the storm. spcaLA is assisting Houston SPCA in any way needed including investigations, animal care, transport, and distribution of pet foods and supplies.

“We are so thankful to spcaLA donors,” said spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein. “It is their support that provides the vehicles, equipment, supplies, training, and staffing necessary to maintain spcaLA’s elite response team.”

spcaLA continues to monitor the wake of Hurricane Irma and will be ready to answer the call for aid if needed.