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WC DART visits the EASTERN STAR, Rose Croix #95, Lebanon TN


Thursday August 10, 2017 WC DART members: Kim Bradley, Claudia Richardson, Nina Ground, Paula Applegate and Julie Hutchison spoke to the Eastern Star about WC DART’s deployments and disaster response. We had a fabulous meeting with fellowship and good conversation. They surprised us with a gift basket of much needed dog/cat toys and support! Thank you Eastern Star!

Lebanon’s Chapter of the Eastern Star, Rose Croix #95. Claudia Richardson, Photographer.

WC DART Training Day Held 7/8/17

Thank you to the Seasoned Volunteers along with the New Volunteers and Instructors who spent the day Training with WC DART. The Day started off with K9 CPR and First Aid, Lora Holcomb WC DART Companion Animal Coordinator and Instructor put on an outstanding class! Kim Bradley, Equine/ Livestock Coordinator, taught Equine Handling and  the Horse Rescue Sling Demo. Some volunteers unfamiliar with horses got to apply halters and lead Roy, WC DART Volunteer Equine Member. Kim also demonstrated the Horse Rescue Sling.

Guest Instructor Constable Tom Dallas, Lafayette AC, + , taught Search and Rescue/Tracking/ Compass Navigation and Water Safety and Rescue Techniques!   What a fun filled day to learn a lot of rescue and response techniques! Thank you Tom and Leigh for joining WC DART’s Training Day!

The WC DART AKC Reunite Trailers were on site for equipment use and display.

7/13/17 Credentialing Class

Welcome newly credentialed volunteers to the Disasteer Animal Response Team. Congratulations on accomplishing completion of the Credentialing process. Your dedicatiion to animals is greatly appreciated. When animals are safe, people are safe!

Dr Doug Balthaser, TNDA , Dr Nikki Humphrey, USDA and Cecelia VonMizener,TEMA lead the classes on Zoonotical Diseases, ESF 16, Disaster Response, Incident Command, Emergency Operations Center function.

24 Volunteers attended the Credentialing meeting, including our friends fromRoane Co. Animal Control! 

Training Day AND Credentialing Class in JULY!!!

WC DART invites friends, family and New Volunteers to attend Training Day and Credentialling Class! Please reserve your spot by RSVP to by July 1, 2017

WC DART is out and about….

WC DART and the AKC Reunite Trailer are going to be appearing at 2 upcoming events. Catch up with the Team and Trailer at The Williamson Co. Expo Center April 29 and 30 for the Maury Co. AKC Dog Show. The Team will be on site Saturday April 29 with the Trailer open and on display for all the show goers to see!  AND

WC DART heads to Bark in the Park, a benefit for New Leash on Life at the James E Ward AG Center on May 13, 2017 from 11:00- 4:00 pm. The Trailer will be on site. The Team will be out and about to talk to the public, recruit volunteers and fundraise for a new Carport to store the Trailer! Come on out and support the team. New volunteers are welcome!

WCDART celebrates the New Year with a New Trailer from the AKC!

WC DART at the Music City Cluster

This weekend March 11 and 12 WC DART and the Trailer headed to the Williamson Co. Expo Center for the Music City Cluster. This is the biggest AKC Show in Tennesse. Sponsored by the Nashville KC and Tullahoma KC.

WC DART was invited to put theAKC Reunite trailer on display and to be on site       .

Claudia Richardson, Photographer, Adrienne Molteni and Kim Bradley and Winston in front of the AKC DART Trailer.

Thank you Adrienne and Nina & Dudley for transporting the Trailer to and from the event!

WC DART Celebrates 10 Years Serving Wilson Co. and TN.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 the WC DART Team is getting together at the Chop House on the Green at the Lebanon Country Club, Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon Tn. to celebrate the longevity of the team! 10 Years serving Wilson Co. and mission ready for the State of TN. The party starts at 6:00- Dart tales, 6:30-Dinner. Family and friends and new volunteers of WC DART are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by Friday 3/17/17 to Continue reading

March 9, 2017 ; WC DART Meeting

WC DART meets Thursday March 9, 2017 at 6:30pm, at the WEMA Training Center,115 Oak Street, Lebanon TN. The Training Topic is Poultry ! Lora Holcomb is hosting the training class for the team so we will be able to house and care for our feathered friends in a disaster situation.  The Team will also be finalizing the plans for our 10 year celebration at the Lebanon Country Club on Saturday March 18, 2017. New volunteers are welcome to attend!

Happy New Year, WC DART!

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:30pm, the WC DART Team will be starting off the new year with a Team meeting,at WEMA Training Center after a brief holiday break. This will be an Orientation Meeting for new volunteers as well as a reorientation meeting for seasoned volunteers…….imagebring a friend along to see what WC DART is all about.

WC DART deploys to Gatlinburg TN

WC DART received call from WEMA, Nov 30 at 4:12 am a request from TEMA to assist with Disaster Animal Response in Sevier Co., in response to the wildfires which have overcome Gatlinburg, TN. Julie Hutchison, WC DART Coordinator, Susan Stafford , Jennifer Pearson , Kim Bradley, Paula Applegate and Nina Ground responded and departed for Gatlinburg. Stopping in at the LaConte Center , Bradley Co DART had the sheltering operations under control. We got to look in on the Bald Eagles from Dollywood who were seeking shelter there as well. It was then on to the Rocky Top Sportsplex where Hamilton Co DART welcomed our assistance. The Team assisted with Sheltering Operations, admitting, setting up, walking the dogs and offering support to their families.