NARSC works collaboratively and cooperatively to assist communities and their animals in their preparations for and response to incidents that place animals in crisis.

NARSC is arguably the largest collective of experienced, qualified animal rescue and sheltering management professionals in the country. 

NARSC member agencies respond to wildfires, floods, ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters; as well as man-made animal disasters including puppy mills and hoarding situations.