County Animal Response Team

The Erie County Animal Response Team, or CART, welcomes new team volunteers as well as resource volunteers.

Team volunteers may participate in many different areas that cover the entire spectrum from answering telephones during an activation to participating in incident response or shelter operations. No special skills are required, and we will train you for the area in which you have an interest.

Resource volunteers are people who have special skills or training and who would be willing to assist us but who do not wish to become full team members. This would include not only people such as veterinarians and exotic animal handlers, but also people with more hands-on skills such as carpentry, construction or health-care experience. Resource volunteers may also be people who have equipment or space they would be willing to offer, such as heavy equipment operators or farm owners with empty stables that could provide for the emergency sheltering of horses or other livestock.