Animal Cruelty Investigator, Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force
Chad Gard retired from the US Marine Corps after 21 years as a Mo-tor Transport Operator completing four Combat deployments in Iraqi and Afghanistan. Chad Gard started December 5, 2016 with the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force as an Animal Cruelty Investigator for the South West portion of the state.
He has participated in rescues ranging from an owner surrender of a few dogs and cats to working with county Sheriff’s Offices serving warrants for the removal of hundreds of animals throughout Missouri.
In Aug-Sep 2017, Chad deployed to Houston TX in support of Hurricane Harvey where he assisted with shelter operations were dogs, cats and horses were processed and eventually reunited with their families or transported to local shelters awaiting to be reunited with their families. Mid Sep 2017, Chad deployed to Atlanta GA in support of Hurricane Irma. During this deployment, Chad assisted in daily shelter operations and conducted two large-scale animal transports from Tampa Bay and West Palm Bay FL to Atlanta GA.
The team transported animals that were already available for adoption from local shelters in the affected areas up to the shelter established in Atlanta GA, in order to make room for the animals that needed to be rescued and reunited with their families. Mid Sep 2018 Chad deployed to North Carolina in Support of Hurricane Florence. Chad and the rest of his teams conducted water rescues in and around the town of Burgaw where most of the town was under 20 feet of water.