Animal Rescue Unit
Too many times in the event of a disaster, fleeing residents are forced
to leave behind treasured family pets, or situations arise which call for
personnel trained in basic first aid and animal extraction or rescue.  This
is when the volunteers of S.N.A.P. are called in to lend local law enforcement or National Guard Troops a helping hand.  Rescue and transport of pets and livestock to a safe location for treatment and basic
care until their owners can reclaim them is an extremely important service when disaster strikes.  Sometimes the disaster can be as large scale as the
devastating flooding in Grand Forks, ND or the hurricane in Louisiana or as small as a hospitalized person with no one else to turn to to take care of their pet, which is now left at home to fend for itself, alone and afraid.  Who takes care of these
defenseless animals in times of disaster? S.N.A.P. Animal Rescue is one of
a few who will come in and do whatever we can to help.

The Iron Range Disaster Committee is a coalition of Emergency Response Organizations of which the S.N.A.P. Rescue Unit is now a member.  The Rescue Unit is the only one of it's kind in Minnesota.  It is a group of highly trained men and women who are certified by a qualified instructor in repelling, water rescue, chemical and fire rescue.  We hope the need never arises, but if it does, the S.N.A.P. Animal Rescue Unit will be there for the animals.  And standing by for the team if the need should arise are two wonderful veterinarian animal hospitals who are willing to give of their time in the event of a disaster on the Iron Range.  We have the Ely Veterinary Clinic and the Cloquet Animal Hospital.

S.N.A.P. has been on hand when disaster has struck in other areas as well.  When the floods hit Fargo a few years ago, we were there.  We helped coordinate rescue efforts to get animals out of danger and reunited with the families who had to leave them behind.  We went on the gulf coast when the hurricanes hit a couple of years back.  We were in Floodwood this past July to help keep the animals safe.  There are very few Certified Animal Rescue Units in the upper Midwest, and we are the ONLY one in Northeastern Minnesota.
S.N.A.P. is a 501C(3) non-profit organization and is licensed by the state of Minnesota.
Too many times in the event of a disaster, fleeing residents are forced
to leave behind treasured family pets, or situations arise which call for
personnel trained in basic first aid and animal extraction or rescue.  This
is when the volunteers of S.N.A.P. are called in to lend local law enforcement or National Guard Troops a helping hand.  Rescue and transport of pets and livestock to a safe location for treatment and basic
care until their owners can reclaim them is an extremely important service when disaster strikes.  Sometimes the disaster can be as large scale as the
devastating flooding in Grand Forks, ND or the hurricane in Louisiana or as small as a hospitalized person with no one else to turn to to take care of their pet, which is now left at home to fend for itself, alone and afraid.  Who takes care of these
defenseless animals in times of disaster? S.N.A.P. Animal Rescue is one of
a few who will come in and do whatever we can to help.
Rescue Unit N.D. Flood Video