Earlier in 2014, RedRover Responders volunteers deployed to Preston County, West Virginia, to help dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill. Volunteers set up and maintained the temporary shelter, caring for the dogs while helping the local community.
In July 2014, RedRover assisted the Cherokee County Animal Shelter with the sheltering and care of more than 350 dogs rescued from a suspected Georgia puppy mill. We want to say thank you to all our RedRover Responders volunteers and generous supporters for making this deployment possible!
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, thousands of human and animal lives were changed forever. Through Katrina, one of the largest natural disasters in world history, we saw some of the greatest stories of animal survival.
Newly trained volunteers often ask, “How long will it be before I receive a deployment request?” Well, for six newly trained volunteers, the answer was: five days! On July 12, RedRover held a training workshop in Kennesaw, Georgia, and then just five days later, we received a deployment request from officials in Cherokee County, one county over from the workshop location. Six of the volunteers who had attended the workshop signed up to help.