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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

Rescue Equipment & Resources

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.

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Support Your Regional Animal Technical Rescue Groups

Help Buy a Rescue Training “Horse-a-kin”

Our local Fire Fighters, Animal Services, Search & Rescue, and Veterinarians are stepping up to develop Animal Technical Rescue groups.

To train and improve skills, they need a life-sized, 900-lb, articulated "horse-a-kin". This is the most costly piece of equipment needed to help the teams learn and maintain skills, and be ready to help in any regional equine rescue emergency.

Help the Marin County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team meet their goal of $10,000. Every dollar counts!
Donate to MARIN SAR

NAME THE “HORSE-A-KIN”! Make a $7500.00 donation and have the privilege of naming the training mannequin after a special equine.

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To support training and equipment purchases for other regional ATR groups, make donations payable to any of these organizations & agencies, see our Donate page

ATR Equipment Information FAQs

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