Ks KC Metro Animal Response Team
Organizational Change Announcement

The Ks KC Metro Animal Response Team is undergoing some changes to our organization. The organized Animal Response Teams recognized by the Kansas State Animal Response Team (KSSART), started out as county teams, then became regional teams. Now KSSART has decided to make all teams a state team, to standardize processes, training, paperwork, and allow centralized organization. There will be a new state board of directors, and proposed committees which will need volunteers to fill.

The goal is to have the new board of directors in place by the first of March.  Then the committees will need to be filled. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer for a spot on one of the proposed committees, or have an interest in serving on the board.  The proposed committees are as follows:

Sheltering
Communications
Vet Med
Equipment
Training Programs
Training Events
Documentation
Technology
Partnerships

When I have more information, I will pass it on to you.  I also want to let you know that the KC Metro volunteers from this point forward will be known as KSSART volunteers, and we will be writing up a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to KSSART which will allow them to use any of our equipment that is currently under our name.  We have storm season coming up, and want to be prepared to help all involved in the event our volunteers, and equipment is needed. 

Please go to the KSSART facebook page: Kansas State Animal Response Team for updates and information, or the website: https://kssart.org/ and look for updated postings.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Carla Lewis.  Thank you for your time, attention, and interest in serving the animals in a time of need.

Sherry
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Our Vision
Our vision is a community prepared to support animals in a disaster.

Our Mission
We are dedicated to building a strong, functional team of volunteers who can respond to the needs of pets at a time of disaster, and providing education within our community about the importance of disaster preparedness for pets.