Be sure your animals are wearing up-to-date ID. Microchip them now!
Don't leave pets outside. Put them in a secure room or crate, away from windows, with TV, music or similar white noise, and toys and treats to distract them.
Exercise your animals early in the day so they'll be tired and more relaxed in the evening.
If your animal(s) are already nervous, talk with your vet about calming aids or medications.
Keep curious pets away from charcoal, fireworks, sparklers, glow sticks, & grilled foods.
The HALTER Project is a grass-roots program with a vision: To help animals in emergencies and disasters by supporting efforts of communities and agencies to train and prepare for a ready response to, and the care of, animals in everyday emergencies and large-scale disasters.
What we do:
THE HALTER Project supports local fire agencies, Animal & Emergency Services, and community emergency and animal disaster response groups, to bring needed information and training resources to rural residents and other at-risk neighborhoods.
HALTER helps the whole community improve outcomes for animals in emergencies and disasters by encouraging local agencies, businesses, non-profits, faith-based and neighborhood groups to communicate and collaborate.
ALL SPECIES! ALL HAZARDS! ALL SAFE!
Subscribe to HALTER Project to receive information about training and events, learn about the latest innovations in Animal Technical Rescue, share your stories and get the latest updates on rural readiness in your community. Help lead rural residents to Safer and Readiness.
We need to work together — neighbors helping neighbors!
Check the HALTER Trainings & Scholarships page for upcoming trainings, Awareness Classes, and other education opportunities for first responders seeking to add Animal Technical Rescue to their toolkit.
Community groups and individuals interested in becoming Animal Disaster Service Workers (ADSW) can find useful information about the process and resources.
Dr Eric Davis has been on the cutting edge of equine Emergency Response for several decades. Along with Dr John Madigan, he has been our teacher, mentor, and huge supporter. We want to share his story with the HALTER community.Watch Video