Volunteer Emergency Equine Response Team


You can provide assistance and care for horses and livestock when emergency evacuations are needed. If you are interested in working at the sheltering sites, being a part of a trailer team, and/or driving your own trailer, we’d be happy to have you!


The VEERT team has three different levels/classifications:

  • LEVEL ONE – Volunteers who satisfactorily complete this training level will be eligible to assist with communications and paperwork in an emergency response situation. Level 1 volunteers are not required to have experience with horses.
  • LEVEL TWO – Volunteers who satisfactorily complete both Level 1 and Level 2 training will be eligible to assist with caring for animals at Sheltering Sites. Level 2 volunteers should have experience with horses.
  • LEVEL THREE – Volunteers who satisfactorily complete Levels 1, 2 and 3 training classes will be eligible to work on a Trailer Team assisting with evacuations. Qualified Level 3 volunteers may own drive their own trailers. Level 3 volunteers should have a high level of experience with horses and moving and transporting multiple horses quickly and safely.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with LA Animal Services VEERT! Please download, print and fill out our VEERT Application form.

You will need to select which level or classification you would like to serve, fill out contact information and answer a few simple questions on the application. Once your ready to submit your application, you can send it to us via email or US mail.

Please do not use this application to be a general LA Animal Services volunteer, you can find out more about volunteering here.

VEERT trainings happen less frequently than regular volunteer trainings, so don’t worry if you don’t get called for a training right away. If you want to check on the status of your application, you may contact  Lt. Glen Julian at glen.julian@lacity.org.

Please submit your completed application:

Via email: Lt. Glen Julian at glen.julian@lacity.org

Via US mail:
Lt. Glen Julian
West Valley Animal Services Center
20655 Plummer St.
Chatsworth, CA  91311

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