County Animal Response Team (CART)

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Phone:            908-725-5070
Location: 402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844


A County Animal Response Team (CART) is a group of volunteers and other entities, such as government agencies and the private sector, with resources and personnel to respond to animal issues in disasters. The CART is organized under each county Office of Emergency Management.  The CART plans, collaborates, and trains with other responder entities to provide a coordinated disaster response.


If you are experiencing an animal emergency outside of the scope of CART, please reference the updated Animal Control  Resources for your municipality by clicking HERE.  


Interested in joining Somerset County CART?

Membership Requirements
CART Membership Application

Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Somerset County Training Academy, 402 Roycefield Rd., Hillsborough.

Preparing Your Animals for an Emergency

NJ Animal Emergency Response Website:

Pet Disaster Planning Guide (brochure with local resources, Somerset County Animal Response Team and Office of Emergency Management)
Plain Talk on Protecting Pets (brochure, N.J. Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force)
Plain Talk on Protecting Livestock (brochure, N.J. Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force)

Poison Control - Phone 800-213-6680


Cat Evacuation Checklist

Dog Evacuation Checklist

Horse Evacuation Checklist

Small Animal Evacuation Checklist 

Pet Rescue Window Placard


Pet Alert Wallet Cards Who should be contacted to take care of your pet(s) in case of emergency or accident?

Emergency Planning for Your Pet (N.J. Office of Emergency Management)
N.J. Animal Emergency Response (information about pets and livestock, N.J. Dept. of Agriculture)

NJ Emergency Animal Support and Evacuation – Like on Facebook
NJ Emergency Animal Support and Evacuation – Follow on Twitter

New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR)

SCART Shelter Pet Registration Form Instructions (PDF)
SCART Shelter Pet Registration Form (PDF)

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