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Emergency Assistance
Recovery: Moving Forward

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The HALTER Project provides first responders and their communities with information and resources for animal emergencies. In any situation: road accident, fire, flood, earthquake, landslide, or pasture, the best outcome for animals and humans is achieved through teamwork between trained first responders, veterinarians, and animal owners working safely together.

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Ways to Help

To help relief and recovery to communities affected by floods or fire, see links below. The HALTER Project supports efforts aiding animal disaster rescue & sheltering, veterinary response teams, and recovery programs for farmers & ranchers.

Want to help relief and recovery efforts? Visit our HOW TO HELP page to DONATE and find out how you can support communities affected by fire and/or flood.

Stay informed, sign up for the FEMA mobile app.


The HALTER Project supports local fire protection, Animal & Emergency Services, and community groups, to bring needed information and training resources to rural residents.

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.


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Subscribe to HALTER Project to receive information about trainings 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 Safety 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.