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Delaware Animal Response (DAR)

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Delaware Animal Response (DAR) is a program within the Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare that works to prepare the community for emergencies and disasters where domestic animals and their caretakers may be affected. DAR’s mission is to develop and implement preparedness, response, and recovery plans necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of domestic animals, and the people who own or have responsibility for animals during emergencies and disasters.


  • Animal evacuation and transportation
  • Animal search and rescue
  • Animal emergency sheltering
  • Veterinary medical support services
  • Public information and preparedness education


The DAR program operates a State Animal Response Team (SART), made up of volunteers trained and ready to respond during emergency situations. Volunteers with diverse experience and interests are encouraged to apply. People with veterinary medical experience may sign up for the Veterinary Medical Reserve Corp (VMRC), a section within SART. To volunteer, send an email to the DAR Coordinator.

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For more information, contact the DAR Coordinator at the Office of Animal Welfare by phone or by e-mail.

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