Emergency Animal Response
The mission of the Suffolk County SPCA
Emergency Animal Response Team (EART) is to provide for the
safe handling and disposition of animals when either animals
or people are in danger. This is the primary team responds
to all emergency calls for assistance from municipal
agencies or other groups involving rescues, captures, and
legal seizures of animals. These requests will include but
not be limited to amphibians, large farm animals, vicious
animals, reptiles, possible rabid animals, mud and water
rescues. Each team members primary goal shall be to ensure
these animals are treated humanely and relocated to a safe
to and appropriate environment.
The Emergency Animal Rescue Team (E.A.R.T.)
of the Suffolk County S.P.C.A. is tasked to:
After review of the request to provide assistance to
any outside agency or person requesting the specialized
services of the Emergency Animal Rescue Team on a 24 hour
Provide transportation of animals to shelters,
veterinary hospitals and other locations for treatment and
Provide educational information to local law
enforcement personnel and the general public through
seminars, publications, demonstrations, press releases and
other means as required.
Establish a training curriculum and baseline
standards for team memberís professional development.
Development of Emergency Animal Response Protocols in
conjunction with Federal, State and Local guidelines for
standardization of response by members of the E.A.R.T.