Amador County Animal Response Team
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​​​​​​​• General Meeting
   Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 PM
​   American Legion Hall
   Training topic: Electrical Safety         
   (Note the change of location)

• Advisory Board Meeting
   July 6, 2016
   County Administration Building
   Meeting Room B
The ACART mission is to provide emergency assistance to Amador County residents and their domestic animals by providing animal shelter and care for those animals when their owners are forced to evacuate their homes as a result of a declared disaster, and to educate the public on disaster preparedness.

​Although ACART operates under the direction of the County Office of Emergency Services and the County Animal Control Director, we are not funded as part of the county budget and remain a completely volunteer organization dependent on small grants and the generosity of concerned citizens.

ACART members continue to hone their animal handling skills through monthly training sessions and participation in County organized disaster drills. ACART also cooperates in joint exercises with neighboring counties and performs education outreach to educate the public on preparation for evacuation.

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       Amador County Animal Response Team
       PO Box 352
       Plymouth, CA 95669

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The Amador County Butte Fire Animal Shelter has closed. September 19, at about 9 PM and after eleven days of continuous operation, we were able to release the last animals from the shelter at the Amador County Fairgrounds and return them to the care of their owners or, in a few cases, to Amador County Animal Control, where they await pickup by their owners. At its peak, the shelter housed about 450 animals, ranging from rats to cattle and horses.  
Only one animal was lost; sadly, Bailey, a dog who was brought in suffering from severe heatstroke and whom we were unable to save in spite of the immediate attention of veterinarians on site. Our sympathy goes out to his family. A bright side to the animal story was the birth, early in the event, of three baby goats, all of whom are doing well.  
All of us here at ACART offer our sincere thanks to volunteers from other organizations, especially the Amador County Animal Shelter, Sacramento County Animal Control, South County Large Animal Rescue, the Fairgrounds staff, Cal Fire and the Rancheria, all of whom supported and worked side by side with us throughout this effort. Thanks also to the many individuals and businesses that supported our work with both monetary and material donations. Finally, a large measure of thanks goes to several area veterinarians who provided services to the animals during their stay with us. We couldn't have done it without all of you.