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August 28, 2017
RedRover Helps Animals In Need Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

Deployment Will Bring Assistance to Animals and Relief to Workers

Hurricane Harvey evacuees visit their dog Ares at a shelter in Dallas

Dallas, TX – RedRover, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization, will help the SPCA of Texas provide daily care and comfort for animals who are displaced by Hurricane Harvey to Dallas, Texas.  The SPCA of Texas contacted RedRover to ask that they provide support during this emergency.

Over the next week or longer, RedRover will deploy RedRover Responders volunteers, led by RedRover Director of Field Services Beth Gammie, to help the SPCA of Texas care for these animals. 

“RedRover Responders appreciate the opportunity to help comfort and care for these animals and bring some relief  to the aid teams during this crisis,” said RedRover Director of Field Services, Beth Gammie. "We haven’t seen this type of unprecedented flooding in more than a decade – our hearts are with the people and animals of Texas during this difficult time.”

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 natural disasters. Our volunteers provide the workforce which enables local communities to address their animal needs following a natural disaster.

With more than 3,800 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 30-year history, RedRover has responded to more than 180 natural disasters and other crises, including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005; Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012; the Oklahoma tornadoes in 2013; flooding in Gonzales, LA in 2016; and the dam crisis in Oroville, CA in 2017.

To donate to RedRover’s Emergency Response Fund, visit www.RedRover.org/Harvey.  To donate to the SPCA of Texas, please visit www.spca.org/give.

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About RedRover

Now in their 30th year, 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.  For the third 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. Additionally, RedRover consistently rates in the Top Nonprofits according to Great Nonprofits. To learn more, please visit RedRover.org. You can view our media kit at RedRover.org/media-kit.

About SPCA of Texas

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in seven North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. For more information, visit www.spca.org.

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Contact: Sheri Madsen                                                                        

916.429.2457 ext. 310

916.600.8157 cell

smadsen@redrover.org