December 10, 2015 – RedRover, a California-based nonprofit organization, has deployed volunteers to assist in the sheltering and daily care of more than 160 mixed-breed dogs and cats who were rescued from a property in Adams County, Ohio, after authorities became concerned with the suspected neglect situation.
RedRover was asked to assist the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) with the emergency sheltering and daily care of the rescued animals. According to the HSUS:
The local authorities served a search warrant and found dogs and cats suffering from a variety of medical conditions and a lack of basic care. Some of the animals are underweight and suffering from untreated wounds, broken bones and severe eye, skin and ear infections. They range in age from adolescents to seniors.
RedRover Responders volunteers traveled from surrounding states and Canada to provide food, water, cleaning and socialization to 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 Responders volunteers provide the workforce which enables local animal control and law enforcement agencies to respond to large-scale animal cruelty cases. RedRover has nearly 3,500 active volunteers in the United States and Canada and provides its services free of charge to the community.
According to the HSUS:
Rescuers removed the animals from the property pending the final disposition of this case. At a temporary emergency animal shelter, the animals will be thoroughly examined and receive any necessary immediate medical treatment.
Founded in 1987, the mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at RedRover.org.
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