NCVDRT is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization. NCVDRT does not charge any fee for its services during an evacuation event. EIN 36-4721591
The Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team (NCVDRT), also known as Nevada County Animal Evacuation, got started during the 49er Fire in 1988 and helped evacuate animals to a safe place. Animals who are evacuated by NCVDRT are housed, fed and receive medical attention if needed. Since then, NCVDRT has been mobilized for other fires, and provides mutual aid when called on for fires and floods in other counties.
We all know that the threat of fire or another disaster is a possibility. Being prepared is key to making sure everyone, including your animals, is safe. NCVDRT works closely with Nevada County Animal Control. Contact NCVDRT for more information.
Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team In The News:
Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team Receives 2018 Blue Ribbon Award The Nevada County Fair Board of Directors has given the 2018 Blue Ribbon Award to the Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team. The award was created by Western Fairs Association (WFA), a nonprofit trade association serving the Fair industry, to recognize those who support and contribute to the quality of their local Fair.
Donor Recognizes Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team Pat from the Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team was on the grounds last week receiving an anonymous donation from a member of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors. Pat and her team of volunteers […] By Nevada County Fairgrounds, October 30, 2017
Ruth Brown: Animal evacuation volunteers deserve our thanks While Nevada County is so grateful to all the responders to our fires, and few sights can match that magnificent 747 flying so low the ground shook, I would like to thank one individual whose hard work for the past few years has helped prepare […] By Ruth Brown, October 27, 2017
Nevada County fire evacuees scramble to keep animals safe Toni Taylor woke up around 2 a.m. Monday when her neighbor called, looking for a trailer to help evacuate seven horses from her Rough and Ready home. Taylor could smell smoke immediately, she said, as her neighbor informed her of a fire spreading rapidly through […] By Matthew Pera, October 9, 2017
Up in smoke: Have an evacuation plan ready in case of fire In the dry summer months, wildfires become a paramount concern for locals. With fire season in full swing and with the nearby Trailhead Fire charring more than 5,000 acres (see page A3 for more), it's important to have a plan in case of emergency. Many […] By Spencer Kellar, July 6, 2016
Pet preparedness As many in Nevada County have experienced in recent weeks, fires can put people in a grab-and-go situation. While our pets may be at the top of our "essentials" list, where they go from there may cause a glitch. Dogs, cats, livestock, birds, and even […] BY Katrina Paz, September 19, 2014