To provide a timely and effective response to any
intentional  or unintentional emergency involving
animals, including, but not limited to: bioterrorism,
agriterrorism, emerging infectious disease, man-made or
natural events.
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      The PETS Act requires local   
and state emergency preparedness
authorities to include in their
evacuation plans how they will
accommodate household pets and
service animals in case of a
Read more about this Act.
Animals come in all shapes and sizes--SMART is
devoted to protecting them all!
State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team
SMART's mission:
1) Minimize threats to the health and safety of animals
and humans
2) Minimize economic impact of animal emergencies
3) Decrease the spread of disease to animals and
4) Understand the interface between human and
animal health
SMART's goals: