January 14th, 2020
Planning ahead can save animal lives and prevent heartache when violent storms touch down
“Tornados typically happen with little or no warning, but pet owners can still take steps to protect their animals,” says RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “Animals left to fend for themselves during disasters suffer terribly, and residents can compound their own stress by worrying about missing pets.”
We encourage pet owners who live in tornado-prone areas to:
Through its volunteer-driven RedRover Responders program, RedRover provides free temporary sheltering for communities that become overwhelmed by natural disasters or animal cruelty seizures. RedRover operated temporary shelters for animal victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005; the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA and Carr Fire in Anderson, CA in 2018: flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2008; flooding in Fargo, North Dakota in 2009; flooding in Kennett, Missouri and Natchez, Mississippi in 2011; Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012; tornadoes in Oklahoma in 2013; and flooding in Texas in 2015.