JoCART in the News

JoCart - Johnson County, Kansas Animal Response Team

On February 4, 2016, JOCART was present to recognize members of the Olathe Fire Department for their heroic efforts when they pulled Finley (a pup) out of a house fire, providing resuscitation, bringing him from an unresponsive state to responsive using human medical rescue equipment on the scene.

ASAR  Director of Veterinary Services, Robyn Keiter, JoCART Advisor, Eric Thompson of EEUR/ASAR, along with Kelly Chamberlain from Great Plains SPCA made presentations in appreciation of all the responders at the Olathe Fire Department.  ASAR donated a total of 5 pet oxygen mask kits to Olathe FD as Robyn Keiter provided training on field applications.

JoCART presented an award to Jordan Busch, Firefighter/Paramedic with the Olathe Fire Department for his innovative life saving technique.  Finley and his human mom were also there to thank the fire department and Finley thanked Eric for the donated oxygen masks!


JoCART is an all volunteer organization and we need you. From response to outreach to fundraising and event planning, if you have a skill you would like to share, please read more about our volunteer training and complete our on-line application or email with questions.

Our Vision

Our vision is a community prepared to support animals in a disaster.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to building a strong, functional team of volunteers who can respond to the needs of pets at a time of disaster, and providing education within our community about the importance of disaster preparedness for pets.