Collaborative Care To Heal Devastated Community

Butte County, CA (November 16, 2018) RedRover Responders volunteers will be on the ground November 19 – 24 to help North Valley Animal Disaster Group (NVADG) provide daily care for hundreds of animals displaced by the Camp Fire, the deadliest fire in California’s history. RedRover will be at one of the three NVADG emergency animal shelters where teams are caring for more than 1,800 animals in total.

RedRover will send five RedRover Responders volunteers to help walk, feed, clean and care for these animals. The RedRover Responders volunteers are traveling from across California to help during this unprecedented crisis.

“RedRover Responders are dedicated to helping these poor animals recover from this horrifying experience,” said RedRover Director of Field Services, Beth Gammie. “We will continue to provide soft hands and warm hearts when animals are in pain and work collaboratively with agencies to help animals recover from trauma.”

Additionally, RedRover offers urgent care grants for emergency veterinary care to pet guardians struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations. Applications are accepted online at https://redrover.org/relief/.

Distinguished by their red shirts, RedRover Responders volunteers are a compassionate workforce specially trained to care for and shelter large numbers of animals after they have been rescued from natural disasters or cruelty and neglect cases.

With more than 4,000 trained volunteers in the United States and Canada, RedRover can deploy its volunteers quickly when communities become overburdened by a crisis involving large numbers of animals. In its 31-year history, RedRover has responded to 192 natural disasters and other crises around the country including the Carr and Wall fires, Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, the Oroville Dam crisis and many more.

To learn how to become a RedRover Responders volunteer, visit: https://redrover.org/volunteer.

About RedRover

Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and humane education.  For the fourth consecutive year, RedRover’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn more about how RedRover is creating a more compassionate world, please visit RedRover.org.

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Contact:

Sheri Madsen
916.429.2457 ext. 310
916.600.8157 cell
smadsen@redrover.org

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