The MERCER COUNTY ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM (Mercer CART), an affiliate of the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team (PASART), is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of assisting county and state management agencies in dealing with animal (companion animals / livestock) emergencies and needs during disasters, fires and motor vehicle accidents. Official non-profit approval from
the IRS was approved in 2006 and made permanent in 2009. Our EIN is: 20-2042482.
Mercer CART is working to help local animals affected by fire. We have discovered that many area Fire
Departments do not have Pet Oxygen Masks and are therefore lacking in the best equipment to provide aid to animal fire victims. We are seeking individuals or businesses to assist our efforts by sponsoring a Pet Oxygen Mask Kit and Pet Emergency Kit (e.g. a slip lead, collapsible bowl, saline eye drops, vet wrap, sealed treat, etc.)
to all Mercer County Fire Departments to carry on their emergency vehicle. In addition to the Pet Oxygen Mask Kits and Pet Emergency Kit, we will provide training on the use of the specialized Pet Oxygen Masks, as well as,
some basic on-scene Pet First Aid.
The total cost to sponsor one set of Pet Oxygen Masks plus a Pet Emergency Kit is $100. Sponsors
will receive a certificate recognizing their sponsorship, and their name will also be placed on the donated equipment. Sponsors can also donate a set of masks "In Honor Of" or "In Memory Of" a loved one or beloved
pet. All sponsors will be listed as one of our CART supporters on our web page.
For just $100 you can provide the training and equipment to enable your local Fire Department to better care, and possibly save, animal fire victims. If you would like to join us in our effort to help your local fire department provide the best possible care for animals by sponsoring a set (or two) of the Pet Oxygen Mask Kits and Pet Emergency Kit, please make your check payable to: Mercer County Animal Response Team (For: Breath of Life) and mail to:
Joel H. Hersh, Executive Director
Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Your support will help animals in times of crisis!
Thank you for considering this tax-deductible donation to help local animals in emergencies.