(January 13, 2015) – RedRover, a California-based nonprofit organization, has deployed volunteers to Pike County, Ohio, to assist in the sheltering and daily care of more than 50 neglected dogs rescued from a private property after the dogs’ caretaker passed away.
RedRover was asked to assist the Pike County Humane Society to safely shelter and provide daily care to the 55 rescued dogs who were surrendered to the rural organization.
RedRover Responders volunteers traveled from surrounding states and parts of Ohio to care for the rescued animals at the temporary shelter. The volunteers are sheltering the dogs at a vacant building in Pike County, and providing food, water, cleaning and socialization to the neglected dogs. RedRover has nearly 3,000 active volunteers in the United States and Canada and provides its services free of charge to the community.
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.
“We’re so glad we were called in to help these neglected dogs,” said RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “The dogs were found in poor condition and needed immediate care, especially during this cold Ohio winter.”
All of the animals are currently being housed at the temporary shelter location, where they are receiving food, fresh water, warm bedding and loving care from the RedRover volunteers. The dogs were rescued from outdoor pens in below-freezing temperatures, and now, with the help of RedRover Responders volunteers attending to their daily care, the dogs await pickup from local rescue groups on their journey to their forever homes.
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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