Wins For Kansas: Butler County Animal Response Team

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

During a disaster, sometimes people are forced to leave behind their pets and animals.

That's where the Butler County Animal Response Team steps in.

Janell Jessup is one of the many highly trained volunteers who make up the butler county animal response team. 

She says it was after that deadly storm they quickly realized they needed a well equipped and experienced group to help respond to lost and displaced animals.

"Greensburg there were so many animals, there were so many animals displaced, so many people trying to find animals displaced by storms," said Jessup.

When they're not preparing and training, they work in the community, along with holding pet washes, they work to educate people.

"We want to make sure the public knows that it's important to have a disaster kit for yourself but also important to have one for your pets," Jessup said.

For all they do our Wins for Kansas partners Devaughn James Injury Lawyers are recognizing them as this week's Wins for Kansas.