What is PE ART (Piedmont Animal Response Team)




















Founded in 2012, we are a collaborative and regional, nonprofit partnership composed of community volunteers and stakeholders dedicated to the well-being of animals.


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