Do you love helping animals? Eagle County’s Animal Response Team hosts training Saturday, Oct. 14 | VailDaily.com

Do you love helping animals? Eagle County’s Animal Response Team hosts training Saturday, Oct. 14

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The Eagle County Animal Response Team is trained to assist during emergency situations, including evacuations, transportation and any public health situation regarding animals. Volunteers seeking to join the team are encouraged to attend the training on Saturday, Oct. 14. (Sign up by the end of Tuesday.)

Did you know Eagle County has an Animal Response Team?

The team of trained individuals may be activated when an emergency situation forces an evacuation of homes with pets; a transportation accident involving livestock requiring assistance from community animal resources; or an emergency situation involving animal or public health.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, Eagle County and several community partners will host a coordinated training from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eagle River Center, located at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Anyone interested in serving on the volunteer Animal Response Team is encouraged to attend. (RSVP by the end of Tuesday, Oct. 10.)

Residents interested in the training on Saturday must already be trained in the National Incident Management System, which includes ICS-700 and ICS-100. This training is available online at https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/icsresource/training materials.htm.

For more information and to RSVP, email emergency@eaglecounty.us.

If you go …

What: Animal Response Team training.

Where: Eagle River Center, Eagle County Fairgrounds.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More information: RSVP by the end of the day Tuesday, Oct. 10, by emailing emergency@eaglecounty.us.