County Animal Response Team (CART)

A complete CART Certificate Training is schedule for Saturday, March 14, 2020. See the details on the flyer below & click the link to register by March 9th. There are only 20 places available!

When emergencies happen, our animals need us! Learn about local hazards & how they affect animals; the role of County Animal Response Teams (CART); how volunteers are activated and how they can help pets & livestock. Leave the training ready to serve Essex County! We can also connect you with Clinton and Franklin County CARTS.

This is a face-to-face instructor-led classroom-style training to cover lessons and pass tests.

CART Training Registration Link

Clinton County CART is hosting a Mock Shelter Training for Fully Trained CART Volunteers. See the following flyer for full details.

About the CART

The County Animal Response Team (CART) is made up of volunteers trained and ready to respond to emergencies effecting pets and livestock.  Volunteers can declare their interest in small animals (household pets) and/or large animals (horses, and livestock).  Activities include animal care, transport, sheltering, uniting and more.

The CART is a specialty team of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), so CART volunteers must first join the MRC.  CART members also need to complete 4 additional trainings.  Get started today!

STEP 1 – Join the MRC

STEP 2 – Read the Essex CART and ESART Code of Conduct  

STEP 3 – Submit this CART Application

STEP 5 – Complete the required CART Trainings

  1. County Animal Response Team Orientation
  2. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Management System

  3. IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

Additional helpful CART training (not required):

5. IS-10.A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

6. IS-11.A: Animals in Disasters: Community Planning

STEP 6 – Update your ServNY account with completed trainings!

Need any help along the way – contact

Jessica Darney Buehler at 518-873-3518 or