Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team (HEART)
PO Box 14205
Spokane Valley, WA 99214
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 HEART is a non-profit organization based out of Spokane, Washington.  Created in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, HEART (Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team) is a group of community members joined together to form both a local and national emergency animal disaster response team.

HEART teams up with The Spokane County Region Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS), The ASPCA, American Humane and other organizations to provide rapid response to natural and man made disasters affecting the health, safety and welfare of human beings and animals.  In addition to caring for displaced animals, HEART also works to educate the public about emergency preparedness.  If you have an event, meeting or class that would like to learn more about animal emergency preparedness, please contact us! 

In the event of a disaster, owners and their animals each will be provided shelter. All companion animals must have current license, vaccinations, ID and rabies tags. They will need to be confined to pet carriers or crates and be under control at the facility at ALL times.
Volunteer Opportunities:
HEART has a variety of volunteer opportunities available.  If you like working directly with pets and livestock, we have openings for disaster responders that help set up shelters and provide daily care for sheltered pets.  People in the veterinary and medical fields, military, firefighters, law enforcement and those with large animal experience are encouraged to join, but anyone with compassion for animals and time to volunteer may join. 

HEART also has opportunities for people that prefer to be a little less "hands on."  If you like fundraising, grant writing or logistics, we have room for you too! 

Please see our website for volunteer application and instructions.  We are always available to answer any questions you may have.  Feel free to email us at:

We look forward to having you as a member!  
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Last Updated By: SW - Secretary