Thank you to all who came out to support the WC DART Team! Sugar Glyder, Monkey, Cat, Dogs and Families with Little Children!
Thank you to all the Volunteers who came out to make Photos with Santa a success! Kim,Julie, Lee Ann, Jennifer, Teddy, Andrew, Lora, Breanna, Linda, Lita, Laurie, Karla and Paula
A special Thanks to Santa and Claudia Richardson, WC DART Team Photographer and Deborah Mayson, Assistant WC DART Photographer ! All have done an outstanding job and made this fundraiser so successful!
Wilson Co DART will be at Tractor Supply in Lebanon TN, on November 17, 2018 with SANTA from 9:30 till 12 noon……Come on out and bring the family and furry family! Claudia Richardson, WCDART Photographer will be on site taking Christmas photos. You will be all set for the Holidays with your festive photos and helping support the WC DART Team, we are asking for a $5 Donation.
The Country Music Cluster, one of the largest AKC Events in the state of TN., runs Thursday March 8 – Sunday March 11, 2018 at the Williamson Co Expo Center. WC DART will be onsite Saturday and Sunday from 10-3 pm, along with the DART/ AKC Reunite Trailer parked at the entryway, so all who enter can admire WC DART’s outstanding Grant from our Local AKC Groups!
C’mon out and enjoy the show, say Hello to the Team…It’s a lot of fun and it is a great way to say Thank You to the AKC for the Trailer Grant!
WC DART with Sally Wynn, PCCOA
Adrienne and Karla
Country Music Cluster
The DART AKC Reunite Trailer holds enough equipment to accommodate 100 Companion animals, in a disaster situation! Residents in TN and Wilson Co. can sleep soundly knowing our animals will be well taken care of,in the event of a disaster situation !
Donkey Roundup a success!
Taking Precautions for Protecting Livestock
Be prepared in the event of an emergency
From : The Humane Society of the United States
The following is a list of suggestions we recommend to help keep your livestock safe during an emergency.
Make a disaster plan to protect your property, your facilities, and your animals. Create a list of emergency telephone numbers, including those of your employees, neighbors, veterinarian, state veterinarian, poison control, local animal shelter, animal care and control, county extension service, local agricultural schools, trailering resources, and local volunteers.
Include a contact person outside the disaster area. Make sure all this information is written down and that everyone has a copy.
Make sure every animal has durable and visible identification.
Ensure that poultry have access to high areas in which to perch, if they are in a flood-prone area, as well as to food and clean water.
Make a disaster plan to protect your property, your facilities, and your animals.
Reinforce your house, barn, and outbuildings with hurricane straps and other measures. Perform regular safety checks on all utilities, buildings, and facilities on your farm.
Use only native and deep-rooted plants and trees in landscaping (non-native plants are less durable and hardy in your climate and may become dislodged by high winds or broken by ice and snow).
Remove all barbed wire, and consider rerouting permanent fencing so that animals may move to high ground in a flood and to low-lying areas during high winds.
Install a hand pump and obtain enough large containers to water your animals for at least a week (municipal water supplies and wells are often contaminated during a disaster).
Identify alternate water and power sources. A generator with a safely stored supply of fuel may be essential, especially if you have electrical equipment necessary to the well being of your animals.
Secure or remove anything that could become blowing debris; make a habit of securing trailers, propane tanks, and other large objects. If you have boats, feed troughs, or other large containers, fill them with water before any high wind event. This prevents them from blowing around and also gives you an additional supply of water.
If you use heat lamps or other electrical machinery, make sure the wiring is safe and that any heat source is clear of flammable debris.
Label hazardous materials and place them all in the same safe area. Provide local fire and rescue and emergency management authorities with information about the location of any hazardous materials on your property.
Remove old buried trash—a potential source of hazardous materials during flooding that may leech into crops, feed supplies, water sources, and pasture.
Review and update your disaster plan, supplies, and information regularly.
Joey Cooper, WEMA Director prvides the WCDART Team with 2way Radios! Captain Daniel Cowan programmed and gave an inservice on the Radios. The Team appreciates these Radios so much! Often disaster sites do not have cell service, making communication out in the field difficult. Now the Team can communicate more efficiently coordinating disaster response efforts. Thank you Director Cooper and Captain Cowan! They will be used at every training, deployment and events!
Happy New Year! What a great way to start off your 2018…. Attend the WC DART Orientation Meeting Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 pm at the WEMA Training Center, 115 Oak Street, Lebanon Tn. New volunteers and Seasoned Team Members are welcome to attend.
All you need is a love for animals and all the Training is provided! New volunteers, see what WC DART is all about, try it, you can do it!
WC DART Team member requirements: Must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent. * Attend at least 4 Training Meetings annually * Must be Trustworthy, Dependable and have Integrity.
RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 3, 2017 is WC DART’s Christmas Party ! The Team is celebrating the end of a very active Dart Season at Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant on HWY 231 in Lebanon Tn. The fun starts with Dart-tails at 5:30 and Dinner at 6:00pm….there is a Dirty Santa Gift Exchange ($15 limit).
Gifts, Cash and Gift Cards will be accepted for our Special Friend and her family in Rockport Texas. This year we adopted a family who lost everything during Hurricane Harvey. The Team worked with her on deployment and got to know and care about her, seeing first hand what she and her family have gone through, now back together, we want to help make their Christmas a little more special!
🎄Please RSVP to reserve your seat at the Table! Friends, Family and New Volunteers welcome!