According to the Virginia State Animal Response Team (SART) "CARTs are the grassroots level responders in an emergency in which an organized response to meet the needs of animals is required and are components of a State Animal Response Team." In other words, the CART program is a network of animal and animal-agricultural resouces that are available for planning, prevention, protection, mobilization, response, and recovery related to emergency incidents within their community.
Locally there are two formal CART programs, contact information below.
- Chesapeake: Contact Suzie Parsons at 757-382-6504 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Hampton: Contact Tanis Mowery at 757-826-6212 or Rogleem@aol.com for more information.