RedRover News

June 8, 2011

Emergency sheltering by the numbers

June 7, 2011

Emergency shelter in Florida ready for rescued cats

Submitted by UAN volunteer Beth Gammie of Tallahassee, Florida

June 6, 2011

Tornado strengthens bonds with and among animals

Submitted by UAN volunteer Shari Neal of Marion, Iowa

June 3, 2011

On the ground in Joplin

Today, volunteers with UAN's Emergency Animal Rescue Service began working at a temporary shelter in Joplin, Missouri, where nearly 500 animals have found refuge after a massive tornado displaced them on May 22.

UAN volunteers will work alongside staff and volunteers from other local and national animal protection organizations to care for the animals and reunite them with their families.

May 23, 2011

UAN volunteers form a temporary family for flood evacuees

We still have our eyes trained on the Mississippi River, watching it rise slowly, but steadily. UAN has officially demobilized from the emergency shelter in Natchez, Mississippi and transferred operations to our partners and the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society.

May 16, 2011

Peace of mind for flood evacuees in Mississippi

May 13, 2011

Mississippi residents grateful for emergency pet shelter

Shock, then gratefulness. These are the emotions residents around Natchez, Mississippi are experiencing when they learn UAN volunteers are running a free emergency shelter for pets living in the path of the flooding Mississippi River.

May 12, 2011

Animal flood victims in Missouri returning home

Submitted by UAN volunteer Debbie Ferguson of Kildeer, Illinois

May 9, 2011

Animal flood victims getting royal treatment from UAN volunteers

Submitted by UAN volunter Debbie Ferguson of Kildeer, Illinois

It has been a hectic week for the ten UAN volunteers who traveled from across the United States to assist with a flood response in Kennett, Missouri. With the Mississippi river at an all-time high, residents in southeast Missouri were warned of imminent evacuation orders and many were proactive and took their animals to a local shelter for safekeeping.  It soon became clear that the shelter could not handle all of the animals, so the ASPCA was called in to assist.