Andy Bass took the RedRover Responders volunteer training 21 years ago. His first deployment with RedRover (then UAN) was 8 years later for Hurricane Charley in Bartow, FL. Here, he shares an article he wrote about his experience in 2004, followed by his reflections today.
As I head up the turnpike from Fort Lauderdale to central Florida, a drive I have made many times as a dog rescuer, three thoughts cross my mind.
By RedRover Relief Program Coordinator II, Laurel Meleski
In November, my colleague Rachel and I had the privilege of working alongside our amazing RedRover Responders volunteers on a special collaboration to help domestic violence victims and their pets in Longview, Washington.
Working together with Rescue Rebuild, our task was to transform three rooms at Emergency Support Shelter (ESS) into pet-friendly, co-sheltering spaces.
RedRover Responders are on the ground in Chico, California, helping to provide animal emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by the Oroville spillway evacuations. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.
By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services
I am here on the ground in Vero Beach, Florida, along with volunteer Team Leader Andy Bass, helping take care of dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in South Korea. The Humane Society of Vero Beach is graciously hosting these dogs, and is even taken on placing approximately 20 of these dogs.
RedRover Responders stands at the ready to provide animal emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by Hurricane Matthew. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.
By Donna L. Lagomarsino, RedRover Responders volunteer team leader
On a hot July morning, RedRover Responders volunteers once again descended upon the location of a temporary emergency shelter in Jefferson County, Arkansas. I say "again" because this is a location we have visited before. It is a location that breathes medical attention, improved health, quality care and a loving future for animals in crisis.