El Dorado County, CA (August 20-25) – RedRover Responders volunteers will be on the ground August 20-25 to help El Dorado County Animal Control provide daily care and comfort for animals suddenly displaced by the Caldor Fire. The team will be at at a temporary emergency animal shelter in Diamond Springs where they will help care for more than 300 evacuees’ animals.
RedRover staff and at least seven volunteers are traveling from Florida and across California to help during this crisis. The team will help walk, feed, clean, and care for these evacuated animals.
“We are heartbroken to hear how the Caldor fire is bringing complete devastation to communities so close to home,” said RedRover Director of Field Services, Beth Gammie. “We will do everything we can to help El Dorado County and partner agencies care for all of the animals displaced by this fire.”
Additionally, RedRover offers urgent care grants for emergency veterinary care to pet guardians struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations. Applications are accepted online at redrover.org/relief.
Distinguished by their red shirts, RedRover Responders volunteers are a compassionate workforce specially trained to care for and shelter large numbers of animals after they have been rescued from natural disasters or cruelty and neglect cases.
With more than 4,600 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 34-year history, RedRover has responded to 243 natural disasters and other crises around the country, including the Camp, Carr, and Wall fires, Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, the Oroville Dam crisis, and many more.
To learn about our free online training to become a RedRover Responders volunteer, visit: redrover.org/volunteer.
RedRover is a national animal welfare nonprofit based in Sacramento, California. Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and humane education. To learn more about how RedRover is creating a more compassionate world, please visit RedRover.org.