Deployments


Location Putnam County: Village of Ottawa
Date August 23-25, 2007
Disaster Flood
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Putnam County EMA requested the Ohio Region 1 DART to deploy to the Village of Ottawa to rescue, house, treat, and reunite animals with their owners during the flooding of the Blanchard River. During the deployment, DART rescued 92 cats, 14 dogs, 2 rats, a ferret, bird, hamster, turtle, and hermit crabs from flooded homes. Many pet owners were forced to evacuate homes and the water was slow to recede thus putting the animals in danger of dehydration and exposure to chemicals and unsafe conditions.

Location Wood County: Troy Township & Bowling Green City
Date February 7-8, 2008
Disaster Local Government Overwhelmed: Large number of animals to house and treat
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Wood County EMA requested the Ohio Region 1 Disaster Animal Response Team deploy to Bowling Green City to assist with the intake, housing, care, and treatment of animals received as the result of the execution of a search warrant on a residence in Troy Township. A total of 110 dogs, 17 cats, and two birds were removed from the residence. The local humane society and dog wardens office could not provide housing for such large numbers of animals on short notice and thus a decision was made to contact DART. DART quickly established a temporary shelter at the Wood County Fairgrounds and fed, watered, housed, and treated the animals. DART remained at the fairgrounds to care for the animals overnight and into the next day until long term accomodations could be made.

Location Wood County: Lake Township
Date June 5-6, 2010
Disaster Tornado
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Wood County EMA requested the Ohio Region 1 Disaster Animal Response Team deploy to Lake Township on June, 6 to assist in the rescue, housing, care, and treatment of animals displaced by the EF 4 tornado that touched down on June 5, 2010 and traveled eight miles through Lake Township, the Village of Moline, the Village of Millbury and into Ottawa County. DART established a temporary shelter and coordinated search efforts with Lake Township Fire officials in an effort to rescue animals in need. Fortunately, few animals required assistance. An injured goose was captured and treated.

Location Lucas County: Springfield Township
Date January 8-9, 2015
Disaster Gas Line Shutoff: 600 Residences Affected
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Lucas County EMA requested the Ohio Region 1 Disaster Animal Response Team deploy to Springfield Township on January 8 to provide sheltering for animals whose owners were staying in the Red Cross shelter. DART established a temporary shelter at Sylvania Veterinary Clinic for animals in need. DART thanks Sylvania Veterinary Clinic and staff for their assistance and hospitality.

Exercises


Wood County Full Scale Hazmat Exercise September 22, 2012
Lucas County Northwest Ohio Functional Needs May 12, 2011
Wood County Acute Care Center May 21, 2009
Wood County Acute Care Center Table Top February 25, 2009
Wood County Emergency Preparedness August 9, 2008
Lucas County Mass Care Sheltering: Specials Needs September 20, 2008
Lucas County Freedom Net September 16, 2006

Events & Training


Wood County Oiled Wildlife & Oil Spill Response Training September 22 & 23, 2012
Lucas County Ohio EMA Zoonotic Disease Training February 10, 2012
Lucas County 2011 Bark for Life June 5, 2011
Ottawa County NIEHS/OSHA Safety & Health Awareness March 19, 2011
Lucas County 2010 Bark for Life August, 15, 2010