Central Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (CVDART) Press Release
On January 28, 2021, the Central Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team will be delivering over one-thousand pounds of pet food to food shelves in the Northeast Kingdom. Without a local DART team in the Northeast Kingdom there is an unmet need for additional pet food to supplement the pet food provided by the Vermont Food Bank.
8These are difficult times for many of us and Vermonters are pulling together to care for each other. CVDART – the Central Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team, as well as other VDART regional teams across the state havebeen making sure that our pets are not forgotten. Together with local food pantries and animal welfare organizations, CVDART has been distributing food for companion animals.
Pets are especially important for those who are housebound or otherwise isolated. In some cases, a cat or dog might be the only companion a person has. The idea of having to make a choice between abandoning a beloved companion or sharing limited food is appalling. Thus, organizations like CVDART are working hard to ensure that doesn’t happen.
Since March CVDART has distributed over $18,500 worth of pet food to families through local food pantries.
If you are interested in beginning a DART team in the Northeast Kingdom, please contact, Lisa Lemieux, Vice Chair, Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team – 802-505-7677 / firstname.lastname@example.org