Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team (PE ART) is a collaborative and regional, nonprofit partnership composed of community volunteers and stakeholders that are dedicated to the wellbeing of all animals. Follow us on Facebook. View flyer (PDF).

Our Mission

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team is committed to coordinating an effective animal response prior to, during and after emergencies and disasters.


  • To safely and humanely assist animals, their caretakers and local response agencies and organizations before, during and after emergencies and disasters by utilizing the core principals of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command Structure (ICS) that was developed by FEMA.
  • To provide appropriate and required training that supports PE ART’s Mission.
  • To conduct public outreach in order to promote pet and animal preparedness within the community and to recruit PE ART volunteers.


Learn about our meetings and training events, plus training requirements.

Contact Us

Get more information or get added to our email list.

Michelle Brock
PEART Coordinator
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management
Office: 336-917-7074
Cell: 336-407-2425

Scottie Emerson
PEART Operations Officer
Cell: 336-403-9932

Who's Involved in PE ART?

PE ART is composed of community volunteers with experience in rescue operations, animal rescue & rehabilitation, veterinary services, farming & agriculture, wildlife rescue, law enforcement, business administration and many other resourceful volunteer experiences.

Other agencies, organizations, businesses and groups that provide guidance and services include:

  • AARF
  • Alamance County Emergency Management & Fire Marshal’s Office
  • American Red Cross
  • Caswell County Emergency Management
  • Conservators' Center
  • Davidson County Animal Shelter
  • Davidson County Emergency Management
  • Davie County Emergency Management
  • Elite Canine
  • Forsyth County Animal Services
  • Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
  • Forsyth County Dept. of Public Health
  • Forsyth County Emergency Services
  • Forsyth Humane Society
  • FEMA
  • Holmestead Farm
  • Horse Education & Rescue Organization (H.E.R.O.)
  • NC ART (NC Animal Response Team)
  • NC Department of Agriculture
  • NC SMART (Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team)
  • North Carolina Emergency Management
  • Novant
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rockingham County Emergency Management
  • Salem Equine Clinic
  • Stepping Stones Canine Rescue
  • Stokes County Emergency Management
  • Surry County Animal Control
  • Triad Regional Advisory Committee (T-RAC)
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Walnut Cove Veterinary Hospital
  • Wildlife Rehab, Inc.
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Winston-Salem Fire Department
  • Winston-Salem Police Department
  • Yadkin County Emergency Management

PE ART Service Area

  • Alamance County
  • Caswell County
  • Davidson County
  • Davie County
  • Durham County
  • Forsyth County
  • Guilford County
  • Orange County
  • Person County
  • Randolph County
  • Rockingham County
  • Surry County
  • Stokes County
  • Yadkin County