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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.

CAMP FIRE, Butte County, CA

Camp Fire animals are being cared for in the evacuation zone and in emergency shelters. Work is in partnership with Butte County, NVADG, ASPCA, HSUS, AHUS, CalOES, FEMA and the National Guard. The Sheriff is escorting residents to their homes for "critical" purposes.  Recovery of animals left behind is included as "critical."  To get an escort call 530-897-8873.


Sonoma & Napa Fires Pet Rescue and Reunification a community-based, volunteer collaborative established for the field rescue, and the long-term fire animal reunification effort. WE’RE HERE TO HELP you reunite with your fire pets, whether they’re roaming, sighted, or in a shelter. We do this by collecting all the photos and data of fire animals across the internet, then actively matching them, and connecting with the field rescue volunteers.

For up-to-date info and photos, follow North Valley Disaster Group (NVADG) on Facebook:

If you want to donate to NVADG, please consider a cash donation
. Your donation provides the flexibility we need and we will definitely need it!  Donate at or send a check to NVADG, PO Box 441, Chico, CA  95927.

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.
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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.