Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Founded in March 2011, the CCADT is a 501(c)3 public benefit charity. Currently, it is a 100% volunteer-based organization. Tax ID# 45-1686477.
The CCADT recognizes the significance of the human-animal bond and was built on the foundation that pets are family members. However, a majority of pet owners are not prepared for a disaster. Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina (2005) and other recent disasters that pet owners may: be unwilling to evacuate without their pets, re-enter a hazardous area to rescue their pets and/or risk their life to save their pets. Saving animals during disasters may also save human lives!
“To mitigate the loss of human and animals lives by providing disaster response assistance for displaced animals during natural or human-caused disasters in Central California; to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals; and to foster the human-animal bond.”
- To assist emergency response agencies with animal evacuation and emergency animal sheltering for small and large companion animals, livestock, equine during natural or human-caused disasters.
- To educate the public on disaster preparedness for animals via workshops and through community outreach events.
- To collaborate with city/county emergency planners to meet federal and state laws by developing animal evacuation and emergency sheltering plans that will be incorporated in the city or county’s Emergency Operating Plan.
- To assist law enforcement agencies with animal cruelty and neglect cases by providing resources for animal removal and temporary animal sheltering
- To provide educational information to children and adults on the humane treatment of animals
- To bring awareness of the link between animal abuse and human violence
- Animal evacuation
- Emergency animal sheltering
- Search and rescue of lost animals
- Reunification of animals with their owners
- Supervise medical care of injured or sick animals in the emergency shelter
- Educational workshops on topics relating to animals in disasters, neglect or cruelty cases
- Community outreach: distributing information on disaster preparedness for animals
- Assistance with animal evacuation and sheltering of animal cruelty and neglect cases
We provide disaster response services to California’s Mutual-Aid Region V - Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tulare, Mariposa, Merced and Kern counties. In addition, if volunteer resources are available, we will provide mutual-aid to other counties within California.
We assist with household pets, service animals, livestock and equine. If any type of wildlife is brought to our attention, we collaborate with animal control, CA Fish & Wildlife or a wildlife rehabilitative organization to provide help to the animal.
Donations are always appreciated by the CCADT. You may donate online by visiting our website at CCADT.ORG, mail a check made payable to CCADT; 5132 N. Palm Ave, PMB 113; Fresno, CA 93704-2203 and/or go to SMILE.AMAZON.COM to order and donate product.
Yes. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of federal and state laws. Please consult your tax advisor as to your individual tax situation.
Animal Control Agencies are funded by city and county governments. They provide services to the community that are mandated by state, county or city laws. These services include enforcing leash laws, pick-up of stray animals, removal of animal carcasses, enforcement of rabies control, investigations of animal cruelty, etc.
The CCADT is a volunteer-based organization that provides disaster animal response services small or large-scale disasters. We may assist with animal cruelty and neglect cases if requested by Animal Control Services or law enforcement agencies.
CCADT is funded by public and corporate donations and grants whereas Animal Control Services are funded by governmental funds (city/county)
No. The CCADT is an independent, 501(c) 3 public benefit charity. We are not affiliated or “under the umbrella” of any national or local humane societies, animal control services, SPCA’s or other animal rescue organizations.
The CCADT NEVER self-deploys. We deploy only upon request by the city/county Office of Emergency Services, animal control services, law enforcement / fire agencies and/or Red Cross Central Valley.
No. The CCADT primarily receives requests from the public Animal Control agencies are responsible for (i.e. pick up of stray, injured or deceased animals). If CCADT receives such request, the caller will be referred to the appropriate Animal Control Agency for assistance.
Animal cruelty and neglect cases are under the jurisdiction of law enforcement and animal control agencies. CCADT will respond only upon request to assist of these agencies.
CCADT does not do undercover investigations. If a volunteer does observe someone committing an acting of animal cruelty, he/she will report it to the proper authorities.
Visit the CCADT website (ccadt.org) and click on the “Volunteer Info” page. This page has the volunteer positions, application, and training requirements.
There are several ways to contact us:
- (888) 40C-CADT (402-2238) and leave a message
- Visit our website at CCADT.ORG and click on the link “CONTACT US”.
- Send us a letter - mailing address 5132 N. Palm Ave, PMB 113; Fresno, CA 93704-2203.
- Facebook: Leave a message on our FB page - Facebook.com/CCADT1