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The mission of Animal Emergency Working Group of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture is to provide guidelines for rapid response to disasters affecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals.  Veterinary medicine and animal care resources in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery include, but are not limited to, small and large animal care, facility usage, displaced pet/livestock assistance, and waste disposal.


The NJDA will be hosting a Red Rover training this Fall. We are happy to provide emergency pet shelter training to all SART and CART members, AEWG members, and partners, with two locations in the state to pick from. The agenda will be identical for the training on Saturday October 1 (Glassboro) and Sunday October 2 (Sayreville). See the flyer for more details. Participants should choose which location to attend. The training will focus on initial pet intake and registration at an emergency pet shelter, as well as animal behavior and daily care. Individuals with interest, but are not currently a SART or CART member, are welcome to register, but should indicate so on the registration form.

There is NO registration fee.
Registration closes September 23, 2022
After submission of registration form, participants will receive an email confirmation with training location, directions, and detailed agenda.
October 1 (at Rowan University) and October 2 (at Middlesex County Fire Academy) events will have identical itineraries, please chose only one to attend.
Event will run roughly 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions?: Call 609-671-6400
The registration form is to be completed and submitted online via Survey Monkey at