Patricia Steinhilber has accepted the Indiana Region 9 Team Leadership position Feb. 16, 2014. Patricia, or "Trish" as she is known to us, is replacing Chris Puls who was one of the original founders for Tri State CART. Chris will remain on the Executive Board. We are happy Chris is staying with the organization. Trish has a full FEMA working background and brings a lot of experience to the Board. She is also on our Exotics Team. Welcome Trish.
CART has added two strong members to its Board of Directors. Please welcome Brie Huddleston and Wayne Zeek. Both have been totally instrumental in bringing CART to the creditability and reliability we have achieved. They both have backgrounds in animal behavior and training. Welcome Brie and Wayne.
CART in the News
Channel 9 "The List" interviews Bonnie Morrison about pet disaster preparedness and provides great ideas for items
that may be overlooked in a go kit or not thought about. July, 2013
CART Exotics Team - click here to read the recent press release issued by Black Pine Animal Sanctuary and the CART Exotics Team. On April 26, 2013 members of the Exotics Team were asked to help the City of Franklin in Warren County determine whether footprints at a residence were that of a Mountain Lion. Reported on Ch 5 local news.
Tri State CART helps with the SW Ohio Tornado by setting up a point of distribution for pet food at the Circle Storage facility in Amelia. The pet food was donated by P&G. The shipping costs for the pet food we received and disbursing to the tornado victims was roughly $2000. The value of the food was over $45,000. A huge shot out to IAMs for this help.
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Read the article in: The Enquirer Hometown 4/5/12 Page 7 and
The Enquirer 3/18/12 Section B9 .
Keeping your pet cool interview on Clermont County Community TV
HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO CAT SURRENDER - CART was asked to assist with the extraction of approximately 56 cats on October 8, 2011 in Highland County. Ohio. It is important to note that these animals were not taken as the result of a hoarding seizure, but that they were surrendered due foreclosure. CART volunteers provided the day-to-day care for these cats until they could be placed in Ďfurí-ever homes or with rescue groups. Thank you to Best Friends Animal Society in Utah and UCANís Pets in Need Program in Cincinnati for their assistance in this matter.
Congratulations to Paul Hughes, Adams County Dog Warden, who recently received a 40,000+ pound dog food donation from P&G. Read the article here.
Tri State CART was the first organization to be called to help with a 350 animal seizure from Jeff Burgess in Clark County Ohio. We helped the ACO Chuck Jones, Operation Coordinator Krissy Hawke , EMA Lisa D'allessandris, Ex Dir Clark County Humane Society Jimmy Straley, with the proper legal paperwork, getting the police and EMS on site for safety and security, providing intake paperwork and procedures and connections to the national animal response agencies for additional volunteers and transports, and arrangements with PetSmart Charities for food, supplies and equipment. We helped the county commissioners to obtain the Franklin County Fairgrounds as a temporary shelter and guided them with medical assistance. Once this was all arranged and the legal seizure paperwork issued, several of the Tri State CART volunteers and leadership went to help for several days. Our guidance was essential to the success and flow of this tremendous operation. The ASPCA took lead in the actual seizure portion on Feburary 17, 2011.
On January 14, 2011 CART was activated by authorities in Gallatin County, Kentucky to assist with the extraction of 17 dogs from property located in Sparta, Kentucky. Four of the dogs were taken to foster homes while the other 13 are being housed at the Gallatin County Animal Shelter. Anyone interested in adopting one of these animals should call the shelter at (859) 346-DOGS (3647). To see the story as posted by msnbc.com click here.
Several of the CART volunteers are also registered volunteers with some of the nation animal organizations. One of those agencies programs that we support is Best Friends Animal Society in Utah "Pup My Ride". Click here to see a few photos of their big rig as it stops in Columbus, Oh.
March 29, 2010 - Adams County, Ohio
October 11, 2010 - Brown County, Ohio
For an update on Ms. Hamilton's court case, click
here (updated Feb. 6,
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