• It's time to prepare for the big game?  We'll show you the tips to keep your food safe.

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    The 2017 SART Planning Meeting kicks off on March 28? Register today!

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  • Thirty adult female Key deer have new collars to help track New World Screwworm?

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    SART and Hillsborough County hosted a pet-friendly shelter workshop?

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  • The Florida State Animal Response Coalition (SARC) is seeking volunteers to play disaster

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    Enrollment is now open for Awareness Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Courses?

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SART is a multi-agency coordination group consisting of governmental and private entities dedicated to strengthening all-hazard disaster capabilities through partnerships. Florida SART will support an effective and coordinated incident response for the animal and agricultural sectors in the State of Florida.

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New World Screwworm infestation in Monroe Co. New World Screwworm infestation in Monroe Co.

For the first time in 50 years, Florida confirmed an infestation of New World Screwworm in Monroe County. The screwworm maggots are devastating to livestock and other warm-blooded animals due to the fact they feed on living flesh. This infestation is primarily impacting the endangered Key deer on Big Pine and No Name Key, but it has been identified in some local pets. To prevent the spread of infected animals, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has established an Animal Health checkpoint in Key Largo to inspect animals heading north into the Florida Peninsula. Along with inspection, an outreach program has been established with all the local veterinarians, animal shelters, pet associations, and a myriad of other entities that may come into contact with an infested animal. Those that come into contact with a suspected case of screwworms are asked to call 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) to report the information. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working aggressively to prevent the spread of and to eradicate this invasive pest. Additional information on the New World Screwworm including precautions you can take for yourself and your pets can be found online at www.FreshFromFlorida.com/Screwwrom.

Volusia/Brevard Wildland Fire/Large Animal Rescue Conducts Full-Scale Exercise Volusia/Brevard Wildland Fire/Large Animal Rescue Conducts Full-Scale Exercise

On February 9, the "Until the Cows Come Home" full-scale exercise was delivered by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Emergency Preparedness Department. The exercise was More ...

Florida SARC Welcomes New Planning Manager Florida SARC Welcomes New Planning Manager

Last month, Florida SARC announced Jenn Miler-Most as their new Planning Manager. Jenn will be taking over the duties of Andy Bass. Andy is moving on to new adventures, but will be remaining an active part of the SARC team, and continue as an instructor. More ...

Statement by Commissioner Adam Putnam on Florida's Updated Citrus Crop Forecast Florida Forest Service Releases New BurnTools App

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced last month the release of "FLBurnTools," a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also More ...

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