Sacramento, CA (January 27, 2014) – RedRover, a California-based nonprofit organization, has deployed volunteers from 6 states to provide care for approximately 190 cats and 11 dogs found living in unsuitable conditions at the Hunterdon Animal Shelter in Milford, New Jersey.

RedRover was invited to assist American Humane Association (AHA) to provide daily care for the animals while intensive cleaning and repairs are made to the Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter facility. RedRover Responders volunteers will also be working in partnership with the New Jersey SPCA, who was granted receivership of 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 volunteers provide the workforce, free of charge, to enable animal rescue groups and law enforcement agencies to respond to large-scale animal rescue cases. 

Twenty-four RedRover Responders volunteers have already traveled from Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and other parts of New Jersey to care for the cats and dogs at the temporary sheltering operation. RedRover has nearly 3,000 active volunteers in the United States and Canada and provides its services free of charge to the community.

“RedRover’s volunteer team is recognized nationally for its ability to give neglected and abused animals loving human contact, often for the first time in their lives,” said RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “RedRover’s free emergency sheltering services support local agencies that otherwise might not be able to respond to such large animal neglect or cruelty cases due to lack of resources and staff.”

All of the animals are currently being safely cared for at the emergency sheltering operation, where they will be examined by a team of veterinarians and receive any necessary immediate medical care. RedRover Responders volunteers will be responsible for the daily care of the animals along with providing much-needed socialization and affection to the neglected cats and dogs.

About RedRover
Founded in 1987, RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at RedRover.org.

Media contact
Leili Khalessi
Marketing and Communications Manager
lkhalessi@RedRover.org
916.429.2457 ext. 314

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