DATED: March 09, 2011
I WON’T LEAVE MY PET BEHIND
If you have a pet, you already know how attached you can get to that companion. Having to leave that pet behind during an emergency evacuation is more than most people want to think about. But it is something that pet owners should consider while exploring what options they might have.
On Tuesday, March 22 beginning at 6:30pm and on Tuesday, March 29 at noon in Building 1 Assembly Room B at the Rt 12 County Complex in Flemington, the public is invited to “C.A.R.T. and Pet-Owner Emergency Preparedness,” a presentation by the County Animal Response Team. CART is a volunteer organization dedicated to safely evacuating, housing, and medically treating animals during emergencies. The presentation guides pet owners on how to ensure their pets are cared for should an emergency arise.
This event is sponsored by the Hunterdon County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a nationwide organization of volunteers trained to provide medical help to their local community during public health emergencies. Hunterdon’s MRC unit, under direction of the Public Health Preparedness division of the Hunterdon County Department of Health, includes both medically-trained and non-medical volunteers.
For more information, contact Tom Kachnowski, MRC Coordinator at 908-806-4968.