Heavy rainfall, leading to 17 inches of rainfall in less than 2 hours, caused flash flooding in the city of Waverly Tn. A wall of water, 7’ high went through a residential area of this beautiful community, displacing humans and their animals. Loss of Life was imminent, as there was no warning of this unpredicted storm.
The Humane Society of the United States, reached out to the Wilson County Disaster Animal Response Team to assist the Waverly Animal Shelter with Donation Management as well as Emergency Sheltering operations and Animal Care. The out pour of donations was amazing, support was coming in locally and from all over the United States!
Thank you to the Waverly Animal Shelter, we made friends both human and animals, we will never forget! Thank you to the HSUS for this opportunity to assist!
Thank you to all who sponsored the event! Lora, Breanna and Orville, chefs, The Board of Directors- Windy, Linda, Lita, Laurie, Debbie and Julie. And to all the Team members- Thank you for your outstanding service! Thank you to Dogingham Palace Rescue! Entertainer Danny McCorkle, added so much to the celebration with his talent and exceptional voice! A good time was had by all!
Sunday, August 22,2021. The Wilson County DART Association Board of Directors, is hosting a picnic for the WC DART Team and their families & Friends. Expressing appreciation for our family’s sacrifice while the Team is deployed. Appreciation for the dedicated volunteers who make up the WC DART Team, who have responded to the Wilson County Tornadoes, several deployments and achieved extensive Training prior to the pandemic, in addition to CPR, CERT, NWS Spotter, and Florida State Online Sheltering Certification !
The WC DART Team was called by the TN Department of Agriculture to assist with 500 Turkeys being hauled in an overturned Tractor Trailer. The Turkeys were removed from the accident site by Metro Animal Control Officers, TN Dept. of Ag staff and EMA. The Turkeys were brought to Metro Animal Care and Control. Wilson Co DART assisted the staff unloading the Turkeys into the Shelter awaiting Transport back to the Turkey Farm…..and again loading the Turkeys into the Transport Semi.
Adrienne and Kim came up with a “Fireman’s Sling” to carry the Turkeys ! Which made carrying the 50 lb birds safer and easier for all involved plus expedited the loading of the birds!
Metro Animal Control did an exceptional job helping the Turkeys!
Thank you to ALL the WC DART Volunteers who assisted with this operation !
The WC DART Team received a call from WEMA Dispatch reporting a 300 pound Pot Belly Pig was stuck in a sump pump hole in a yard under construction. When Laurie Adams arrived on the scene, Itty was definitely stuck in a hole!!! Using a Tow-Strap, Itty was pulled to safety! The Family and WC DART Team was so happy to see Itty running around the yard normally once again! Thank you to all the volunteers who responded to the call: Adrienne Molteni, Laurie Adams, Brian and Rebecca Partridge, Alison Benton Kim Bradley and Julie Hutchison
After the Team returned home, a second call came in from WEMA Dispatch – “A Dog with her head stuck in a car engine” Wilson Co Animal Control had requested WC DART handle this call. Adrienne Molteni and Julie Hutchison responded to the call… There was a white female Pit Bull with her head stuck in a Truck engine- the result of chasing mice!! The homeowner said “The Donkeys alerted her to the situation, they were quite upset while looking at the Truck.” When she came over to investigate she found Mattie in this predicament. After a little adjusting and wiggling – Mattie was free, with only a scratch to her head. Really happy to see Mattie, the family greeted her with love and hugs! Adrienne and I were happy to see a happy ending to a one of a kind request!
Do You Have a GO-KIT? Do you have a Disaster Plan in Place for YOU and Your Animals? Could you evacuate in a moments notice? If you answered No to any of these questions- take a look around at the WC DART website for helpful tips!
The Wilson Co DART Team met this past Sunday Afternoon at The WEMA Training Center, to Prepare and Organize the WC DART Trailers and move excess equipment to Storage!
The Team is Prepared for the next Deployment ! Equipment is organized for the next Disaster Response, when the call comes in….
Thank you to all the Volunteers : Claudia, Julie, Larry. Julie, Breanna, Lora, Adrienne, Warren and Allen!
The WC DART Team was deployed by WEMA, requested by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), to assist with Sheltering Operations of dogs being evacuated inland, avoiding the impact of Hurricane Laura. The dogs were being transported to placement partners, freeing up a Shelter from Gulfport, MS. The Team did a GREAT job, Sheltering, Walking, Feeding and loading/unloading for transport to safety moving onto North Carolina!
Thank you to WEMA, the Humane Society of the United States and the Wilson Co Disaster Animal Response Team!
The Wilson Co DART Association Board of Directors and the WC DART Team Leaders have been holding VIRTUAL Meetings on the free ZOOM App. The Board of Directors have been working hard at keeping Fundraising going during the Pandemic as the Team has not been able to host the usual Tractor Supply Dog Washes and participate in social activities as they have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Check out Kroger and Amazon Smile and choose Wilson Co DART Association as your favorite charity and every time you make a purchase proceeds go to Team!!! Follow Us On Facebook- there is a Link you can sign up for at the Top of the Page. From NOW until the END of the Year every FRIDAY is $5 Friday!!! You donate $5 to the WC DART Association and SHARE the Post with 5 of your friends!!! These activities can fund the Team in the absence of ” in person” community fundraising!!!! Last evening, the Team Leaders met on the Zoom App for a Virtual Meeting and put into place a plan for Future Training Meetings, Deployment and Implementation of Personal Protective Equipment- PPE’s! Thank you to all who keep WC DART the outstanding Disaster Respose Team that it is!