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.

WC DART: STAND BY FOR FURTHER DEPLOYMENT REQUESTS, INTO NEXT WEEK!

WC DART hosted Photos with Santa at TSC in Lebanon, Tn

Saturday, November 19, WC DART invited Santa to stop at the TSC in Lebanon, for a chance to meet and get a photo taken with Santa Claus! Claudia Richardson was the girl behind the camera.  Thank you Santa and Claudia plus all the volunteers who came out to help make this fun fundraiser a success!

Kim Bradley, Adrienne Molteni, Nina Ground, Karla Clark,Paula Applegate and Julie Hutchison came out to help raise enough to purchase a tarp for the new Trailer!

WC DART heads to Clarksville Tn

Wilson Co. DART will be heading on up to Clarksville Tn., October 22 and 23, 2016 for the American Kennel Club Dog Show hosted by the Clarksville Kennel Club. The New DART Trailer will be on display and the Team will be on site, talking to the public. On Sunday, October 23, the  Mayor will be presenting the BEST IN SHOW in front of the WC DART Trailer, with the WC DART Team! What an awesome event, giving WC DART the opportunity to say Thank you to the Clarksville Kennel Club for their donation to Wilson Co. All volunteers are encouraged to attend!

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month!

Hermine is now down graded to a Tropical Storm traveling up the East Coast from Floridas gulf coast with tornado watches issued as winds increase in severity as the day heats up! This is an active start to National Disaster Preparedness Month. Our hearts go out to the storm victims experiencing the stress of evacuation, separation, flooding and wind damage.

Do you have your disaster plan in place? Does your family have a designated meeting spot, in case you are separated at the time of disaster? Have you made arrangements for your pets, in case you can’t get back home in time to care for them? Are you familiar with Pet Friendly Hotels in case you need to evacuate. Cell phones most likely won’t be useable as lines will be overloaded or towers down depending on disaster.

WC DART is meeting Thursday September 8, 2016 at WEMAs Training Center at 6:30 pm. Training Topics are Disaster Team Preparedness and Enrichment in Shelters.

DOG WASH at Tractor Supply Co. Lebanon TN

WC DART had a blast at the DogWash, Saturday, June 11, 2016. We met some really nice people with really great dogs! Thank you to Laurel Jensen who came up with this fundraiser for WC DART. Thank you to TSC for supporting WC DART and animals throughout Wilson Co. and Thank you to the volunteers who made this Dog Wash a success: Laurel Garnett Jensen, Stephanie and Jasmine Cox, Giselle and Ron Joins, Kim Bradley, Paula Applegate and Claudia Richardson, Photographer. Looking forward to the next Dog Wash!!!

WC DART Meeting Thursday, June 9, 2016

The WC DART Team is meeting Thursday, June 9 at 6:30pm at WEMA’s Training Center (Across the street from WEMA Headquarters). All  volunteers are welcome to attend! The Team is working on a fundraiser- Laurel Garnett Jensen set up a DOG WASH, on Saturday June 11, from 11-3pm at TSC. Volunteers are needed!

Kim and Lora Holcomb decontaminate a poodle

Dog Wash at TSC, Tractor Supply in Lebanon, TN. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 11-3pm. There is a Purina Promotion that day at TSC bringing pet lovers in from all over Wilson Co. that day, too. Volunteers are needed. Team participation is needed! Please respond to this Email at wcdart@yahoo.com to RSVP for this fun fundraising event.

 

WC DART at Bark in the Park this Saturday 5/21/16

The WC DART Team will be at Bark In the Park, this Saturdayhh from 11-4 ! Volunteers are needed for this fun event, it is a benefit for our friends at New Leash on Life. Come on out and join the Team, we will be showing the new trailer along side the Nashville Kennel Club. This is a fun, family, furry family oriented event…held at the James E Ward Ag Center. image

April 10, 2016; Training Meeting !

The WC DART Team is meeting Sunday, April 10 from 4-6 pm for a Pot Luck Dinner and Training Meeting at Adrienne Molteni’s ranch. The WC DART Trailer will be on site for an Emergency Animal Sheltering Exercize. For more information or to RSVP- email : wcdart@yahoo.comimage

Adrienne and Karla

Adrienne and Karla

WC DART at the Country Music Cluster, Williamson Co AgExpo Center

Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, Wilson Co DART was invited to the Music City Cluster at the Williamson CO. AgExpo Center. The Team had the opportunity to meet the AKC participants and show off the new Disaster Response Trailer.

Thank you to the AKC groups who made the CAMET Trailer donation possible for WC DART.  Pembroke Corgi Club of America, Greater Murfreesboro KC, Tennessee Valley KC of Knoxville,Maury Co.KC,  Tullahoma KC., Clarksville KC and the Nashville Kennel Club.

Thank you to all of WC DART who came out to celebrate on this awesome day for DART! Thank you to Claudia Richardson, WC DART Photographer and Savannah, Assistant Photographer.

WC DART with Sally Wynn, PCCOA

WC DART with Sally Wynn, PCCOA