Basic Animal Rescue Training
Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started in Minnesota that trains first responders how to address animals encountered in emergency situations. BART was established by Dr. Janet Olson in December of 2004 in response to the tragic loss of a pet in a house fire in New Brighton, Minnesota. BART is run by volunteers and all of its trainers are in the veterinary profession.
Operated by volunteers in the veterinary profession and supported by community donations, BART teaches first responders restraint and handing of pets, horses and livestock, as well as patient assessment/first aid and CPR for companion animals. The departments undergoing training are eligible to purchase a medical kit that contains all of the materials and supplies covered in the course in which they were trained.
Donation: We gave a general donation to be used within BART for training first responders to help animals in need.
Donation date: September 2013