December 2nd, 2013
Cold weather is no match for puppy kisses – just ask our RedRover Responders volunteers, who recently deployed to rural Quebec to care for 80 dogs and puppies rescued from a unsafe living conditions.
In this video, Beth Gammie, RedRover Emergency Services Manager, tells us about the deployment and shows us some of the rescued dogs who were being cared for by RedRover Responders volunteers.
According to Beth, “RedRover Responders volunteers provided daily care, fed the dogs, cleaned cages and put in clean blankets for the pups to snuggle in.”
While many families spent Thanksgiving cheering on their favorite team, watching the parade, or sharing a meal with loved ones, RedRover Responders volunteers were there caring for the dogs. One volunteer cancelled the Thanksgiving dinner she was hosting because she wanted to deploy. Another volunteer started a donation drive for the dogs and collected items for the temporary shelter, driving four-and-a-half hours one way to drop off the donations during the icy winter.
“I am amazed and elated every single day at the dedication shown by RedRover Responders volunteers,” Beth added. “I believe we have the best volunteers in the world.”