A pop-up emergency shelter for local pets during a disaster, operated by a trained team of local volunteers.
PAWS’ DART Team partners with Teton County, ID Emergency Management to ensure local pets have a safe place to go when a disaster strikes, and an evacuation is ordered. If a disaster strikes the Teton Valley area, Emergency Management will activate PAWS to care for our community’s pets. Our state-of-the-art Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) trailer is stocked with the equipment and supplies needed to care for more than 150 local pets during an evacuation. Provisions inside the trailer allow us to construct a temporary animal shelter, along with food, water, medical necessities, crates, bowls, leashes, administrative supplies and cleaning equipment.
PAWS trains and accepts new volunteers annually. Volunteers learn all the skills needed to run a temporary disaster animal shelter. Our team of trained volunteers are ready to keep your pets safe and cared for if a local disaster occurs.