Animal lovers invited to join national team that provides temporary sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters and large-scale cruelty cases
(October 7, 2010) – United Animal Nations (UAN), a nonprofit that shelters animals displaced by natural disasters and rescued from large-scale cruelty situations nationwide, will train new volunteers during two workshops in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7.
EARS volunteers come from all walks of life but they have one thing in common: the desire to help animals in crisis.
UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers are specially trained in temporary sheltering and are prepared to assist at a moment’s notice when a large influx of animals in crisis overtaxes a community’s resources. They care for, feed and comfort animals until they can be reunited with their families, placed with rescue groups or adopted into new homes — all at no cost to the community.
Washington is one of only six cities where UAN is offering volunteer training workshops in 2010, so people from throughout the region are encouraged to attend.
WHAT: Emergency Animal Rescue Service Volunteer Training Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 (trainees attend one workshop, not both) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC
COST: $60 per person. The registration fee includes a volunteer t-shirt, official photo ID badge, certificate of completion and educational materials.
REGISTER: In advance at www.uan.org. Attendees must be at least 18 years old.
These workshops are being hosted by the Washington Animal Rescue League and led by EARS volunteer leaders. In 2009, UAN sheltered more than 5,000 animals during 17 emergency responses, including fires in California; flooding in North Dakota; puppy mill seizures in North Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas and Texas; and cruelty situations in Kentucky, Wisconsin and Quebec. UAN has more than 3,000 active, trained volunteers across the United States and Canada.
MEDIA CONTACT: (916) 429-2457
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations (UAN) focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.uan.org.