Harrogate, TN – RedRover, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization, will deploy to Harrogate, Tennessee from June 30 – July 1 to assist Remote Area Medical (RAM) in a special mobile medical clinic. This two-day clinic enables people who are receiving care to bring their unaltered cats and dogs with them for free spay/neuter and other veterinary services.
RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth said, “We are so excited to be part of this comprehensive clinic, treating both families and pets together. Keeping families happy and healthy only helps to strengthen the human-animal bond and build a more compassionate society.”
RedRover will deploy 17 RedRover Responders volunteers and two staff members, led by RedRover Director of Field Services Beth Gammie. These volunteers are travelling from across the United States, including: North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and California. Their responsibilities will include: checking people in, caring for pets overnight, and helping to transport animals to and from the clinic.
DATES: Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1, 2018
LOCATION: Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752. The Veterinary Clinic will be held onsite at LMU’s Veterinary School (Schneck Center)
PARKING: LMU’s Tex Turner Arena. The clinic parking lot will open no later than 12 a.m. midnight on Saturday, June 30
RAM and LMU have collaborated on several occasions to deliver onsite spay/neuter, along with other veterinary services to more than 1,500 pets of families in need.
Large dogs should be brought on leashes; small dogs and cats should be brought in carriers. Numbered veterinary tickets will be distributed at the parking entrance as people arrive and animals will be registered overnight. All pets will be collected around 5 a.m. for treatment at the Schenck Center and can be picked up in the afternoon.
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 education. With more than 4,000 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 188 natural disasters and other crises, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, 9/11, Exxon Valdez spill and so much more. Additionally, RedRover is a founding member of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC), established after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact to more people and animals than any other storm in the history of the United States. To learn more, please visit RedRover.org.
About Remote Area Medical
RAM is a major non-profit organization that operates mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals who do not have access to or cannot afford a doctor. RAM’s Corps of more than 120,000 Humanitarian Volunteers is comprised of licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals who have treated more than 740,000 women, men, and children delivering $120 million worth of free health care services. Last year, RAM held clinics in Tennessee, California, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Maryland, Puerto Rico, India, Haiti, and the Philippines. Upcoming RAM clinic locations include Tennessee, Virginia, and Texas.