Aiding you and your pets, livestock and wildlife
during times of disaster
The County Animals Rescue and Evacuation (CARE) of Lorain, Medina and Summit counties are here to provide emergency assistance for all animals during a disaster. We are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that responds under the direction of our local Emergency Management Agencies (EMA), and our county's American Red Cross. We are recognized as the official disaster response team for animals in northeast Ohio (Regions 2 & 5) by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
CARE sets up intake facilities adjacent to the American Red Cross evacuation sites
and are available to assist local residents with:
JOIN THE CARE TEAM
All of our members are trained in accordance with FEMA, utilizing the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS). CARE provides on-going training classes in the following areas:
Hazardous Material Training (IS340)
Psychological Aspects of a Disaster on
Human and Animal Behavior
Large and Small Animal Handling
Pet First Aid
Bird and Reptile Animal Handling
FEMA classes - on-line and classroom
for on-line couse info. follow this link
FEMA Independent Study Courses
Additional training and seminars will include
Horse Handling, Severe Weather, Water Safety, Livestock in Disaster and other state and local classes that become available to us.
If you are interested in joining the CARE Team, link to a county page for contact information.
Being prepared for any disaster is the best way to ensure the safety of you and your pets. The following links will provide information and resources to help you prepare.