Is SCART a non-profit organization?
Yes. Founded in 2005, SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) is a 501(c) (3), all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Tax ID: 59-3821545.
Why was SCART created?
A group of dedicated, animal-loving citizens created SCART with the goal that all animals, whether they have fur, feathers, scales, shells, or skin, are taken care of and saved from the horrors of being abandoned or left behind after a disaster or crisis. They also pledged their assistance to help animals in need during these difficult times. SCART intends to help you, your family, and your neighborhood be better prepared to avoid the devastating results of the abandoned, stray, and starving animals in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
What services does SCART provide?
· Emergency animal sheltering
· Reunification of animals with their owners during emergencies
· Educational training workshops regarding animals in disasters
· Community outreach by distributing disaster preparedness information for animals.
Do you offer public education presentations to service groups, etc.?
Yes! One of our primary goals is to prepare people for disasters before they happen so that they will be ready before the next disaster. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you shelter animals during a single-family tragedy?
No. We are not an animal care facility or rescue organization. Local animal shelters frequently have facilities to help during these times. Please get in touch with your local animal care center.
Which California counties does SCART provide services to?
We provide disaster response services to Southern California's mutual-aid regions, Orange,
Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. Additionally, if volunteer resources are available, we will provide mutual aid to other counties within California.
What types of animals does SCART help?
We assist with household pets and service animals. Trained volunteers also assist in the welfare of horses and farm animals with partner organizations.
Does SCART rescue wildlife?
No. The California Department of Fish and Game restricts wildlife rescue. Contact them at (916) 445-0411 if you have any questions or wildlife issues. For local rehab facilities, go to https://wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/laboratories/wildlife-health/rehab/facilities.
How does SCART receive funding?
Public donations, fundraising events, and grants.
How can I donate?
SCART always appreciates donations. You may donate online by visiting our website at scart.us, or
mail a check payable to SCART to 18685-101 Main Street, PMB 458, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
Tax ID: 59-3821545.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Donations are tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor as to your tax situation.
Tax ID: 59-3821545.
Who do I call about lost animals, barking dogs, aggressive animals, unattended animals, abused animals, etc.?
Call your local animal care center.
Who do I call if an animal is in a life-threatening situation and needs immediate rescuing?
Call your local animal control if you see a stray or injured animal and cannot locate its owner.
Report animal abuse to your local animal care center. If you have or see a fallen horse trailer accident, an animal fell down a cliff, a structural collapse with a trapped animal, or any other serious emergency, please call 911.
Is SCART affiliated with other animal rescue organizations?
No. SCART is a 501(c)(3) public benefit charity. We are not affiliated or "under the umbrella" of any national or local humane societies, city or county animal care services, SPCAs, or other animal rescue organizations.
How does SCART deploy to disasters?
We deploy only upon request by the American Red Cross Southern California Region, Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters (VOADs), and city/county office of emergency services.
Does SCART deploy by request of the general public?
No. We never self-deploy.
Does SCART respond to animal cruelty and neglect requests?
No. Animal cruelty and neglect cases are under the jurisdiction of law enforcement and animal care agencies.
How can I become a SCART volunteer?
Visit the “Volunteer Info” page on our website: http://www.scart.us. This page has our volunteer positions, applications, and training requirements.
What is the commitment for volunteers?
We will give you opportunities to talk to the public about disaster preparedness for families and their pets and provide training so you can be prepared when disaster strikes. See our calendar for training dates.
Is there a time commitment for volunteers?
Volunteer opportunities include Community Outreach (Booth Events), Education and Training/Speaking Engagements, Promotions and Fundraising, Administration Assistant, and/or Disaster Responder. Training, education, and certifications are necessary to become a Disaster Responder. Time commitments are based on volunteers depending on your availability. We value what you bring to SCART and offer training opportunities.
How can I contact SCART for more information?
· Visit our website at https://www.scart.us and click on the link “Contact us”
· Send us an email at email@example.com
· Leave a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SoCalAnimalResponseTeam.