DART Command Central Announces
Live Beta Testing During Vermont Flooding Disaster 2023 

New Technology Used to Help Manage CVDART Emergency Pet Shelter

Flooding in Vermont on July 10, 2023 required the Central Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (CVDART) to open an Emergency Pet Shelter. Over 55 pets have been cared for by CVDART volunteers since opening the Shelter in Barre. CVDART has been using the beta version of DART Command Central’s Shelter Module software to document the care they are providing to the pets. This data management software helps volunteers efficiently manage the feeding, exercising, and medication administered to pets to ensure their health and safety.

“VDART is using the DARTCC Shelter Module for the first time in a real-life disaster situation and it hasn’t disappointed. It’s allowed our volunteers to efficiently gather information and monitor the care of the animals in our charge, and provided owners with a full accounting of the care their pets have received in the emergency pet shelter,” said VDART Board Chair, Joanne Bourbeau.

DARTCC Shelter Module is still in development as it requires reporting functionality and other essential features before its official launch. DARTCC is pleased that it has been an asset to CVDART volunteers during the current disaster. We look forward to improving and finalizing the Shelter Module mobile application with additional funding. We anticipate a Fall 2023 national launch of our free web-based software for use by other disaster teams. 

For more information about DARTCC or the Shelter Module Contact:

Deb Shelby, Executive Director