Animal emergencies create danger for animals and their owners. Lack of preparation leads to unnecessary tragedy, human injury and economic loss. As a matter of fact, the Number One reason people do not evacuate their homes in an emergency is because a pet is in the home.
Pets are also the Number One reason people return to their homes before local authorities have declared it safe to do so, risking lives in the effort to save beloved pets. North Carolina is home to millions of agricultural and domestic animals.
Actually, 60% of households have pets. According to a 1998 pet owner survey by the American Animal Hospital Association, an astounding 80% of pet owners indicate they will risk their lives for their pets! Hurricane Floyd proved to us that people will do almost anything to be reunited with their pets. SART encourages all pet owners to evacuate with their animals to prevent endangering human and animal lives. Click on the links in the link box to learn more about preparingg for an emergency if you have pets.
The SART® Service Mark
North Carolina Animal Relief Fund owns the service mark SART and two trademark registrations for the SART mark, Registration Nos. 2,532,295 and 2,625,144. This is a very valuable mark and symbolizes the goodwill associated with the animal emergency services offered by the North Carolina Animal Relief Fund. The SART mark should only be used by authorized licensees. Unauthorized use leads to public confusion and constitutes trademark infringement under both state and federal trademark laws.