Animal Technical Rescue (ATR) Equipment Information
Basic tools and specialized equipment can be part of everyone's animal emergency kit.
Animal Rescue Technicians are trained in the skills needed to respond to any incident involving animals, large or small. Here are some resources and equipment that are widely used by experienced animal rescue teams around the world. Certain equipment may be approved by a jurisdiction that is best suited to the geographic, weather, and population needs in that region. Animal owners can be prepared by creating their own basic equipment kit. A rescue equipment cache for first responders and animal owners alike need not be costly or complicated to create.
ATR Equipment Information FAQs
What should we purchase?
What does it cost?
Should I get a Large Animal Lift (LAL)?
What about equipment for airlift rescues?
How do we learn to use ATR equipment?
Can anyone train to rescue horses and other large animals?
I'm just an interested horse/animal owner; how can I learn ATR skills?
How do we help create a ATR group in our area?
Where can I get info about classes?
Where do I buy equipment?
Our group would like to sponsor a ATR team, how do we start?
ATR Equipment “Packages”
This list provides suggested combinations of equipment for most extraction situations. Prices listed are approximate and based upon equipment purchases through CDA Products.
"FIRST STEP" Equipment List Suggested for: Private barns & ranches, fire departments, Animal Control personnel, veterinarians
1. Rescue Glide/Backboard & Slip Sheets
2. PLUS… add the following basic items
3. "STEP-UP" Equipment to increase rescue capability options
4. Recommend additions to enhance safety and reduce chance of additional injury to animals and people
5. Hardware and Hauling Gear
6. Basic Horse-handling Equipment
7. Helpful Extras
8. Other Useful Equipment
9. Equipment for Technical Large Animal Rescue Anderson Sling