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Animal Owners/Witnesses to Emergencies

UF VETS ATR is available as a support resource for local law enforcement and fire departments, and must be requested by the local authority having jurisdiction and/or a veterinarian on scene. The ATR team will respond in the assistance of local fire, law enforcement, or veterinarians but cannot respond independently to calls directly from the public.

Note: Owners with an animal in a technical rescue emergency should contact their local 911 for assistance.

Emergency Dispatch in Surrounding Counties

Surrounding county dispatchers can request UF VETS ATR through mutual aid by contacting the Alachua County Sheriff’s Dispatch to contact the ATR team. The team may respond within a 2-hour radius of the College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.

Trapped Cow
Cow trapped in sinkhole