The PAART Team is always in need of crates! Our Landteam uses an average of 50 to 70 crates every week. The Air Team uses about 10 per week. These crates take hours to wash and sterilize after each mission. Crates are only good about 25 trips before they start to show signs of breakdown. The USDA sets guidelines for the types of crates we can use. We purchase these crates on an ongoing basis. Unfortunately we cannot accept donated crates from individuals. A $50 donation helps us our purchase one new crate. Our old crates are donated to smaller rural shelters so there is no waste and we can in turn help out other rescue groups.