Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team (PEART) is a collaborative and regional, nonprofit partnership composed of community volunteers and stakeholders that are dedicated to the wellbeing of all animals. View information flyer (PDF).

Our Mission

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team is committed to coordinating an effective animal response prior to, during and after emergencies and disasters.


  • To safely and humanely assist animals, their caretakers and local response agencies and organizations before, during and after emergencies and disasters by utilizing the core principals of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command Structure (ICS) that was developed by FEMA.
  • To provide appropriate and required training that supports PE ART’s Mission.
  • To conduct public outreach in order to promote pet and animal preparedness within the community and to recruit PE ART volunteers.

If you have a small animal (a pet) and have needs for assistance, please contact the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Animal Service Division. They provide services to citizens of Forsyth County in reference to responsible pet ownership. The Animal Service Officers enforce NC State law and Forsyth County Ordinances related to animal welfare, cruelty, neglect, rabies enforcement, and licensing. They also partner with multiple animal welfare groups to make sure our furry friends are happy and safe.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Animal Service Division is located at 5570 Sturmer Park Cir. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 in the Forsyth County Animal Shelter. The shelter is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. The administrative offices can be reached by calling 336-703-2480, option 1 during normal business hours. You can also contact us through email at animalservices@fcso.us for animal related complaints or problems, our dispatch center is available 24/7 by calling 336-727-2112. The website for Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Animal Service Division is https://forsyth.cc/sheriff/animalser_home.aspx.

You may also contact the Forsyth Humane Society https://forsythhumane.org/

Contact PEART

Get more information or get added to our email list.

Michelle Brock
PEART Coordinator
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management
Office: 336-917-7074
Cell: 336-407-2425

Scottie Emerson
PEART Operations Officer
Cell: 336-403-9932

Who's Involved in PEART?

PEART is composed of community volunteers with experience in rescue operations, animal rescue & rehabilitation, veterinary services, farming & agriculture, wildlife rescue, law enforcement, business administration and many other resourceful volunteer experiences.

Other agencies, organizations, businesses and groups that provide guidance and services include:

  • AARF
  • Alamance County Emergency Management & Fire Marshal’s Office
  • American Red Cross
  • Caswell County Emergency Management
  • Conservators' Center
  • Davidson County Animal Shelter
  • Davidson County Emergency Management
  • Davie County Emergency Management
  • Elite Canine
  • Forsyth County Sheriff's Office - Animal Services
  • Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
  • Forsyth County Dept. of Public Health
  • Forsyth County Emergency Services
  • Forsyth Humane Society
  • FEMA
  • Holmestead Farm
  • Horse Education & Rescue Organization (H.E.R.O.)
  • NC ART (NC Animal Response Team)
  • NC Department of Agriculture
  • NC SMART (Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team)
  • North Carolina Emergency Management
  • Novant Health, Inc.
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rockingham County Emergency Management
  • Salem Equine Clinic
  • Stepping Stones Canine Rescue
  • Stokes County Emergency Management
  • Surry County Animal Control
  • Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (THPC)
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Walnut Cove Veterinary Hospital
  • Wildlife Rehab, Inc.
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Winston-Salem Fire Department
  • Winston-Salem Police Department
  • Yadkin County Emergency Management

PEART Service Area

  • Alamance County
  • Caswell County
  • Davidson County
  • Davie County
  • Durham County
  • Forsyth County
  • Guilford County
  • Orange County
  • Person County
  • Randolph County
  • Rockingham County
  • Surry County
  • Stokes County
  • Yadkin County