FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(July 15, 2015) – RedRover, a California-based nonprofit organization, has deployed volunteers to Chatham County, North Carolina, to assist in the sheltering and daily care of approximately 150 animals removed from a private property following a search warrant served by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.
RedRover was asked to assist The Humane Society of the United States, Chatham County Animal Services, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, and numerous other local animal rescue organizations to safely shelter and provide daily care to 100+ rescued dogs and cats following the collaborative rescue effort.
According to The Humane Society of the United States,
Chatham County Animal Services became concerned about this situation when it received a report that more than 100 cats and dogs were kept in a small mobile home, and that livestock on the property also lacked proper care. When responders arrived on scene, they found approximately 150 animals living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions with untreated medical conditions.
RedRover Responders volunteers traveled from surrounding states and parts of North Carolina to care for the rescued animals at the temporary shelter. The volunteers are sheltering the animals at a confidential location while legal proceedings take place, and are providing food, water, cleaning and socialization to the neglected animals.
Distinguished by their red shirts, RedRover Responders volunteers are specially trained to care for and shelter large numbers of animals after they have been rescued from cruelty and neglect. RedRover Responders volunteers provide the workforce which enables local animal control and law enforcement agencies to respond to large-scale animal cruelty cases. RedRover has more than 3,500 active volunteers in the United States and Canada and provides its services free of charge to the community.
“We knew right away that we wanted to be there to help these animals,” said RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “Our RedRover Responders volunteers are specially trained to care for animals in emergencies, and I’m glad we can give these animals the fresh start they deserve.”
The cats and dogs rescued from the property are currently being housed at the temporary shelter location, where they are receiving medical attention and assessment along with daily care. Many of the animals were rescued from inside a small mobile home in unsanitary and unsafe conditions, and now, thanks to the collaborative efforts of all the agencies involved and the RedRover Responders volunteers, they will receive the care that they need.
Founded in 1987, the mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at RedRover.org.
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