Specialist Tactical Animal Relief (S.T.A.R)
As an element of Breaking the Chains, Specialist Tactical Animal Relief (S.T.A.R) team first came to fruition during the war in Ukraine with the sole purpose of extracting animals from the most dangerous conflict areas in the war to safety. The STAR team was developed because of the effectiveness of the ground team operating in Ukraine. Along with military experience, they also have experience in urban search and rescue, rural search and rescue, rock climbing, firefighting and a vast array of other technical skills and qualifications. With these skills and their teaching and instructional capabilities, they decided to extend the reach of the STAR team from Ukraine to globally. With the team constantly on call to respond to natural disasters, conflicts or other major incidents where animals are in need, the STAR team can be rapidly deployed to these areas of need at a moment’s notice.
The STAR team’s sole purpose is to operate in areas saving animals that most animal rescue organizations will not enter due to the lack of experience to safely operate in these areas. There is no environment too dangerous that the STAR team won’t and cannot operate in. The STAR team aims to provide animals the same opportunity that military and emergency services provide humans.
In addition to conducting animal rescue missions, the STAR team’s secondary role is to educate and inspire the youth of society to encourage the protection of our worlds animals so with each generation that passes the world becomes a safer place.