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Animal Technical Rescue Trainings (ATR & AWR) Aug 18-20 in Sonoma MORE INFO

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Animal Technical Rescue Trainings (ATR & AWR) Aug 18-20 in Sonoma MORE INFO

The HALTER Project provides rural 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.

How HALTER Project helps:

Awareness to Action

HALTER Project was presented with the Awareness to Action Award at the 2016 FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual and Community Preparedness (ICP) Awards Ceremony at the White House in Washington DC.

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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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How Can I Help?

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.