HALTER Honored for Emergency Prep Efforts

Sep 12, 2016

Safely rescuing livestock in emergency situations requires specialized training.

  HALTER, the Horse And Livestock Team Emergency Response project, got started about three years ago, to provide training to fire and rescue workers on how to deal with big animals in difficulty. Already, the Glen Ellen–based organization is making an impact—and getting some major recognition for their efforts.

 In the wake of the fires that have raged through part of Lake County recently, it wasn’t the first responders who played the biggest part in caring for displaced livestock and other animals, it was the Middletown Veterinary Hospital.  Recognizing a new kind of need, Julie Atwood put her fundraising skills to work to assist them, too.