June 3rd, 2013
Since June 1, RedRover Responders volunteers have been on the ground at the temporary emergency shelter operated by the City of Moore Animal Welfare Department. RedRover was invited by the American Humane Association to care for approximately 100 displaced pets currently sheltered at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
Volunteers are providing daily care for the animals: feeding, cleaning and walking dogs. Volunteers are also helping with reunifications as needed. A total of 15 volunteers were deployed from Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
On Friday evening, less than two weeks after the devastating tornado hit Moore on May 20, another set of tornadoes tore through the Oklahoma City and St. Louis, Missouri, areas. Seventeen tornadoes were reported in the midwest.
After storms cleared, RedRover Emergency Services Manager Beth Gammie reported that RedRover’s team was safe and well. Our NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition) partners on the ground in Oklahoma shared that animals, staff and volunteers at the City of Moore shelter and Central Oklahoma Humane Society were also safe.
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