SACRAMENTO, CA (July 31, 2013)– RedRover, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization, is offering a training workshop in Des Moines, Iowa, for people who want to shelter and care for animals rescued from large cruelty situations or displaced by natural disasters.
The workshop trains RedRover Responders volunteers, who provide temporary sheltering for animals displaced by floods, fires, and other natural disasters or rescued from cruelty situations such as puppy mills and hoarding cases in the United States and Canada. RedRover Responders volunteers walk, feed and comfort animals until they can be reunited with their families, placed in foster care or adopted into new homes. After completing the training program, volunteers are eligible to deploy to situations throughout the United States and Canada.
With over 3,000 active RedRover Responders volunteers, RedRover can respond when communities become overburdened by a crisis involving a large number of animals. In the past five years alone, RedRover has deployed to over 60 emergencies and provided shelter to thousands of animals.
“RedRover Responders volunteers provide critical sheltering assistance to save animals’ lives and help a community in need,” said RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “These services can only be provided because of dedicated and compassionate animal lovers who train at workshops like this one.”
Friday October 25
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Animal Rescue League of Iowa
5452 NE 22 Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
$50 per person in advance. The training program fee includes a volunteer t-shirt, official photo ID badge, certificate of completion and volunteer handbook.
Advance registration is required. Attendees must be at least 18 years old. Find more information and register online at www.RedRover.org/Responders.
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. RedRover accomplishes its mission by engaging volunteers and supporters, collaborating with others and maximizing the use of online technology. Learn more at RedRover.org.
916.429.2457 ext. 314