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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

North Bay Animal Emergency Response Groups

As of summer 2017, Sonoma County has 2 animal emergency response teams staffed by fire service technicians. These teams are identified as  "HART-1" and "HART-2". HART stands for Horse-Animal Response Team.

Areas served by HART-1: Sonoma Valley, Eastern slope of Sonoma Mountain, Western Mayacamas, Bennett and Rincon Valleys, including Annadel, Sugarloaf, Jack London, and Sonoma Valley State and Regional Parks. HART-1 (Glen Ellen - Kenwood Fire Departments) may also become a Typed Resource providing mutual aid to other areas if requested.

HART-2: (Graton, Monte Rio, Sebastopol Fire Departments) can provide assistance to western Sonoma County, especially the Russian River-Laguna region.

Sonoma County Animal Services maintains 2 funds and a fully equipped trailer. These funds are: Large Animal Rescue Fund and the Animal Emergency/Disaster Fund.

In Marin County, 2 agencies train and maintain Animal Technical Rescue skills and work together to assist when called. Your donation to Marin Humane and/or Marin County Sheriff Search & Rescue will help support their continued response to incidents involving animals throughout Marin County.

In Butte County, NVADG, (North Valley Animal Disaster Group), provides evacuation, and shelter services to support Butte County Animal Control. NVADG is an all-volunteer group, which also deploys to disasters throughout northern California when requested by emergency managers.

The Napa-CART was established in Spring 2017 and is developing resources to respond in local emergencies and disasters.

-- Training for one Animal Rescue Technician averages between $350 and $500 for a 3-day to 4-day training. Sometimes students need additional funds to cover travel expenses to training. A 1-day Awareness Class may be covered by federal grants, but often tuition can range from $35 to $125 per student. Volunteer training is usually free through a CERT or CART program, but students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE). Contact your local fire department or animal control agency to find out if they would like to schedule a training and need financial support.

-- To learn about the equipment and what it costs, follow the steps below...
Step 1: Shop the equipment list below to learn about the equipment, how it's used, and what it costs.
Step 2: Make a donation to the group or fund you'd like to support. Be sure to write “ANIMAL RESCUE" or "DISASTER FUND" on your check or donation form!

If you would like your support to be acknowledged on our Community Partner page, let us know of your contribution.

Animal Rescue Equipment and Resources

Here's a list of the manufacturers and distributors who make and sell animal rescue equipment available in the USA.
Pricing is approximate, based upon manufacturer and distributor 2016/17 USA price lists, and do not include freight.

Large Animal Rescue Resource Company (LARRCo)
CDA Products - Large Animal Rescue Equipment
RESQUIP Ltd. - Rescue Training Equipment
British Animal Rescue & Trauma Care Association (BARTA)

Drag, Roll, Lift

Webbing (CDA & LARRCo)

$58.00 basic set from CDA Products

Rescue Straps

$40 - $80 (CDA & LARRCo)

Basic Stabilization Rope and Hardware Kit

Ropes and Hardware

$500 Available through Fire-Rescue Resources

Rescue Straps, Ropes, Hardware

Rescue Straps (CDA & LARRCO)

Various Lengths

$154.00 - $178.00 per pair

J-Hooks, Ropes, Rescue Straps

CDA Connell Flex Glide


Relocation, Protection, Packaging

Cargo Nets (Harbor Supply & Others)

Available in a variety of sizes suitable for many different species.
$75.00 - $1,075.00

Resquip Ltd - MK II Rescue Sled with aluminum pull bar

$800. Available through LARRCo

Slip Sheet "Path"

Lining up one or more Slip Sheets makes movement easier.

CDA Products Rescue Glide & Slip Sheets

1 Glide + 2 sheets - $1,560.00
Small animal Glide - $165.00
Small Slip Sheet - $175.00

Slip Sheets and Rescue Straps


Jump Kit with Ropes and Hardware


Heavy-duty Canvas Duffel


Training Equipment

Resquip Randy Training Mannequins

Available from Resquip. Price upon request.

Human Mannequin

Human Mannequin, Slip Sheets, Jump Kits

Horse Mannequin, Head Lifter, Slip Sheet

Staged Equipment

Connell Glide, J Hook, Ropes, Rescue Straps, Head Lifter, Slip Sheet

Dog Mannequin

Mini Horse for Training


Equipment Packages

CDA Products LAR Package

Includes Large Animal Lift, Glide Set, Strap Sets, Flex Glide $6.500.00

Mechanical Advantage

Capstan Winch


Commercial Lifts and Slings

Becker Sling with Quick Release Spread Bar

$3,000. Available through LARRCo

CDA Products Large Animal Lift (LAL)

Horse - $2,340.00
Cow - $1,795.00

CDA Products Anderson Sling

Available from CDA Products. Price upon request.

Animal Protection

Head Lifter

$115 LARRCo

Padded Head Protectors (CDA & LARRCO)

Horse $200.00
Foal $160.00

Animal Care Extras

Halter & Lead Rope

$20.00 - $40.00

Shipping Boots

Set of 4: $30.00 - $60.00

Equine Medical Kit

$300. Available through LARRCo or local resources

Personal Protection

Safety Helmet and Bull Rider's Vest

Helmet $50.00
Vest $150.00

Riot Shield

$80 - Pricing varies by type & manufacturer

Useful Tools

Mud Lance

$200 and up Available from LARRCo

Trailer Tool Kit

Additional equipment: Generator, Lights, Electrical Cables

Available at hardware supply stores

North Bay Animal Emergency Response Groups

These Bay Area agencies and organizations are active in training and maintaining skills to assist at incidents involving animals. You can make a donation to support their efforts by noting "ANIMAL RESCUE" on your check or donation form.

North Bay Animal Rescue Group Logos
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Glen Ellen Fire District Logo
Kenwood Fire Protection District Logo
Graton Fire Protection District Logo
Sebastopol Fire Department Logo
Windsor Fire Protection District Logo
Calistoga Fire Department Logo
North Sonoma Coast Fire Protection District Logo
Sonoma County Animal Services LogoSonoma County Animal Services Logo
North Valley Animal Disaster Group Logo
Marin Humane Society Logo
Eat Bay Regional Park District Logo