Western Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Coalition is the result of a regional collaboration of local and county DART Teams. Currently these groups are formed in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties and Monson, MA. To find the DART team closest to you, click on the TEAMS tab on this site.
Our mission is to assist with the care of domesticated animals that have been displaced by a disaster. We believe that operating a pet shelter concurrent with a shelter for people is the best way to support both the pets and their owners during times of crisis. WMDART also promotes education, safety and disaster planning to its members, animal owners, city or town government leaders, emergency responders and other interested parties.
WMDART is actively seeking volunteers in all counties to assist with outreach initiatives, as well as to staff emergency co-shelters in the event shelters must be opened.