Harrogate, TN (May 23, 2019) – For the second year in a row, RedRover will deploy to Harrogate, Tennessee, from June 1 – 2 to assist Remote Area Medical (RAM) in a special FREE medical clinic. This two-day clinic enables people who are receiving care to bring their cats and dogs with them for free spay/neuter, vaccination and other veterinary services.

RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth said, “This comprehensive clinic enables families to get free spay/neuter services for their pets that they may not otherwise be able to afford. Offering free preventative services for families and their pets in one place is essential to keeping those families healthy and happy together, while helping to reduce animal overpopulation in the community.”

RedRover will deploy 17 RedRover Responders volunteers and led by RedRover’s Team Leader, Devon Krusko. These volunteers are travelling from across the United States, including: Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Kansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, Texas, Massachusetts, California and Connecticut. Their responsibilities will include: checking people in, walking dogs when needed, collecting animals at drop-off, and helping to transport animals to and from the clinic.

DATES: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

LOCATION: Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752. The Veterinary Clinic will be held onsite at LMU’s Veterinary School (Schneck Center)

PARKING: LMU’s Tex Turner Arena. The clinic parking lot will open no later than 12 a.m. midnight on the first night of the event.

RAM and LMU have collaborated on several occasions to deliver onsite spay/neuter, along with other veterinary services to more than 1,600 pets of families in need.

Large dogs should be brought on leashes; small dogs and cats should be brought in carriers. Numbered veterinary tickets will be distributed at the parking entrance as people arrive and animals will be registered overnight. All pets will be collected around 5 a.m. for treatment at the Schenck Center and can be picked up in the afternoon.

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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 education. 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 or when an organization is offering large-scale spay/neuter services to help curb overpopulation. In its 31-year history, RedRover has responded to more than 200 natural disasters and other crises, including the Camp Fire, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, 9/11, and so much more. RedRover is a founding member of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC), established after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact to more people and animals than any other storm in the history of the United States. To learn how RedRover is creating a more compassionate world, please visit RedRover.org.

About Remote Area Medical

RAM is a major non-profit organization that operates mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals who do not have access to or cannot afford a doctor. RAM’s Corps of more than 135,000 Humanitarian Volunteers is comprised of licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals who have treated more than 785,000 women, men, and children delivering $135 million worth of free health care services. RAM held clinics in Tennessee, Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Haiti, and the Philippines. Upcoming RAM clinic locations include Virginia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.

Contact:

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

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