Who We Are
Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. BART was established in 2004 by Dr. Janet Olson, a veterinary cardiologist. BART is based in Minnesota, but also has Certified Instructors, who are all in the veterinary profession, in Iowa and Oklahoma as well. BART’s vision is to set the standard for the way pets and livestock are addressed in emergencies and disasters.
What We Do
BART’s mission is to empower fire fighters and other first responders to be prepared and equipped to address pets and livestock encountered in emergencies and disasters. BART serves to honor the human-animal bond and preserve human health, safety and well-being. We’ve trained over 5,000 people across the United States and continue to expand as awareness of our mission grows.