SPRING Education for All!

Spring forward to SAFETY!

We have lots of exciting, interactive activities to share with you. Whether you’re interested in learning more ways to keep pets safe, or how to help your horse, we’ve got education opportunities for you.

March 19

Animal Prep for All Workshop

Tuesday, March 19

1:00-2:00 PT 4:00-5:00 ET

Online & In Person at The Lands at Hillside Farms, Shaverton, PA

Attend this free workshop from the comfort of your home, office, or at Hillside Farms Education Center.

In this workshop, we will explore the essential steps and strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of our beloved pets, equines, and backyard farm animals in the face of emergencies. From natural disasters to unforeseen events, it is crucial to be prepared and equipped with the knowledge needed to protect and care for our animals.

Through a combination of informative talks and interactive discussions, this workshop will teach guests how to create an Emergency Action Plan tailored specifically for animals.

This educational endeavor invites participation from pet owners, individuals who are stewards of backyard farms, homesteaders, and professionals within animal-centric organizations. Individuals will learn to not only respond effectively but to embody the very essence of compassion and stewardship that defines our shared bond with the animals under our care.


Within 24 hours after registration, you will receive a Zoom link to the workshop.

The Lands at Hillside Farms is a 438-acre, historic, non-profit, educational dairy farm located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Its mission is to teach life choices that are healthy, logical, and sustainable so those born 200 years from now will have access to the same or better resources and opportunities.

March 15th AND March 29th

HALTER Project is proud to be part of the EPH Team!

Friday, 3/29, we’ll share Pet Emergency Prep tips & treats for your pet Go-Kits!

Senior Preparedness Workshop

Friday, March 15

Friday, March 29

Petaluma Community Center

A FREE workshop geared for seniors.

Part 1: March 15, 10:00-12:00pm

  • Emergency Plans
  • Evacuation plans for seniors
  • FREE Emergency go-bags
  • Earthquake readiness

Part 2 March 29, 10:00 - 12:00pm

  • Extended Power Outage Safety
  • Securing important documents
  • Car Prep
  • Pet safety in emergencies
  • 2-1-1 Resources

Additional workshops in collaboration with Emergency Prep Help will be held throughout the spring, summer and fall.

To reserve your spot, call the Petaluma Senior Center at 707-778-4399

April 6

Equine Emergency Preparedness Clinic

April 6

Gold Country Horse Day

Placerville, CA

Learn from the experts how to be the safest, most READY rider in your barn and community! 

  • HALTER Project
  • El Dorado County Search& Rescue
  • Nevada County Humane Emergency Animal Response Team (HEART)
  • SCLAR Large Animal Emergency Rescue (SCLAR)
  • UCD-CVET (California Veterinary Emergency Team)

Clinic topics and demonstrations will include:

  • Helping the "down" equine
  • Large Animal Rescue: What is it, Who does it, and How to Request help in an incident involving equines

Preparing your barn, ranch, animals (and you) for disasters.

Get Tickets

Online Anytime



Take Anytime Online Class


This outstanding course is a must for anyone who wants to understand and develop greater awareness of hazards we may encounter during and after natural disasters or in common everyday incidents, fire behavior, power line safety, and more.

This course fulfills the yearly All Hazards Safety Training requirements for many volunteer programs.

Animal Technical Rescue (ATR) Trainings with ResQFAST

HALTER Project Scholarships are available for Fire-Rescue, SAR, Vets and RVTs, and volunteer DSWs. Details at ResQfast.com 

April 13-14

ATR - Technician Level

Atwood Ranch, Glen Ellen, CA


Provides knowledge &skills to prepare to respond to an animal rescue in a safe and effective manner.

This course meets and exceeds NFPA 1670 Chapter 9 and Annex J standards and covers the most likely animal species that first responders are called to rescue and manage: cattle (beef and dairy), horses, including working horses, (police mounts, SAR), companion animals and working dogs (SAR, K-9). ATR- Technician- 20 students max.


May 9

Pet Preparedness for Seniors

May 9 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Spend an afternoon with HALTER Project learning how to keep pets safe if an emergency happens.

We’ll talk about planning for pet care if you’re sick or away, evacuation preparedness, what to include in your Pet Emergency supplies, and more!

This free workshop is for Vintage Château residents, family members, and caregivers. 

Lots of free goodies for your Pet Go-Bags!

Vintage Château Senior Apartments 

333 North McDowell Blvd. Petaluma, CA

RSVP by May 8 to Rescue@halterfund.org 

Want to bring a Pet Prep Workshop to your community? Get in touch with us at Rescue@halterfund.org 

May 14

Windsor Ready! Talk Series

Animal Safety During Emergencies & Every Day Life

Tuesday, May 14 1:00-2:00pm


  • How to prepare yourself and your pet.
  • Evacuation and sheltering in place tips.
  • Day-to-day safety & finding lost pets.
  • Plus, visit with shelter animals.

Please register in advance at https://bit.ly/readywindsor2

or call WSRC at 707-838-1250.

Program facilitated by Windsor COPE in partnership with Town of Windsor.

May 19

NorCal Fire & Earthquake Expo

& Disaster Simulation Exercise

Sunday, May 19

Citrus Fairgrounds, Cloverdale, CA

HALTER Project is bringing Home & Ranch Readiness to the Fire & Earthquake Expo at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair!

Everything you need to help you ramp up your prep for pets, equines, and livestock will be at the Home & Ranch Readiness Corral.

  • Watch responders rescue pets in an exciting, live disaster simulation drill.
  • Meet many of the regional Animal Disaster Response resources, and how they help the animals affected in natural disasters.
  • Pick up FREE Animal Preparedness Workbooks for families, seniors, barns & farms, and Spanish-speakers. 
  • Learn how to prepare to evacuate animals and plan for sheltering them in place. 
  • Lots more! 

Can't come to the Expo? Visit our virtual Home & Ranch Readiness Day online, anytime!

More information about the 2024 Expo, including a list of exhibitors and a schedule will be available closer to the event. Meanwhile, follow Expo's Facebook page for updates and to see more photos from previous events.

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