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What is PE ART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team)?

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team (PE ART) is a collaborative and regional, nonprofit partnership composed of community volunteers and stakeholders that are dedicated to the well-being of all animals.


Our Mission:

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team is committed to coordinating an effective animal response prior to, during and after emergencies and disasters.



  • To safely and humanely assist animals, their care-takers and local response agencies and organizations before, during and after emergencies and disasters by utilizing the core principals of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command Structure (ICS) that was developed by FEMA.


  • To provide appropriate and required training that supports PE ART’s Mission.


  • To conduct public outreach in order to promote pet and animal preparedness within the community and to recruit PE ART volunteers.

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See our 2-page flyer:  2014 PEART Flyer

–Flyer contains contact information–

Required & Recommended Training:  PEART_TrainingRequirements_Nov2012

Volunteer Interest Form: PEART Interest Form_2013

PEART’s Calendar

To view notes from meetings, go to this page.

Read about training that PEART coordinated on pages 6 & 7 of the NCVRC August 2013 Newsletter:  NCVRCAugust2013Newsletter


More about us:

PE ART is composed of community volunteers with experience in rescue operations, animal rescue & rehabilitation, veterinary services, farming & agriculture, wildlife rescue, law enforcement, business administration and many other resourceful volunteer experiences.

Other agencies, organizations, businesses and groups that provide guidance and services include:

  •  AARF
  • Alamance County Emergency Management & Fire Marshal’s Office
  • American Red Cross
  • Caswell County Emergency Management
  • Conservators’ Center
  • Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
  • Davidson County Animal Shelter
  • Davidson County Emergency Management
  • Davie County Emergency Management
  • Dusty Horses Farm
  • Elite Canine
  • Forsyth County Animal Control
  • Forsyth County Dept. of Public Health
  • Forsyth County Emergency Services
  • Forsyth Humane Society
  • FEMA
  • Holmestead Farm
  • Horse Education & Rescue Organization (H.E.R.O.)
  • NC ART (NC Animal Response Team)
  • NC Department of Agriculture
  • NC SMART (Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team)
  • North Carolina Emergency Management
  • Novant
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rockingham County Emergency Management
  • Salem Equine Clinic
  • Stepping Stones Canine Rescue
  • Stokes County Emergency Management
  • Surry County Animal Control
  • Triad Regional Advisory Committee (T-RAC)
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Walnut Cove Veterinary Hospital
  • Wildlife Rehab, Inc.
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Department
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Winston-Salem Fire Department
  • Winston-Salem Police Department
  • Yadkin County Emergency Management


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