In June 2012, RedRover Responders helped a small humane society achieve its mission and a kindly woman regain control of her life during its deployment to Brown County, Ohio. What's more, RedRover ushered 66 dogs and puppies on to healthier and happier lives.
RedRover Responders volunteer Donna Lagomarsino says goodbye to the 3 mamas and 16 puppies she cared for on this deployment. Donna medicated and cleaned each puppy daily, watched for signs of infection and soothed the mothers. Her peaceful and calm nature spread throughout the "Baby Barn," helping the tiny pups and moms settle in comfortably until rescue groups could take them in.
RedRover Responders volunteers are in Georgetown, Ohio, to provide temporary sheltering and loving care for dogs who were rescued after their owner surrendered them. Final head count (or "wagging tail count") on Monday was 44 dogs, 22 puppies.
Watch the video below of a RedRover Responders volunteer taking a dog in for vetting; the dog might be pregnant!
Barney is an older dog who was rescued from unsanitary and dangerous conditions on private property in Brown County, Ohio. RedRover Responders volunteers are caring for the 65+ dogs and puppies; a veterinarian on the scene determined that many of the dogs suffered from mange and medical ailments such as skin infections and untreated wounds.
RedRover Emergency Services Manager Beth Gammie describes the dogs' unsanitary living conditions with little or no protection from the elements. A veterinarian on the scene determined that many of the dogs suffered from mange, parvovirus and medical ailments such as skin infections and untreated wounds. "These dogs deserve better, and we're here to make that happen."
RedRover Responders volunteers have deployed to operate a temporary shelter in Brown County, Ohio, for approximately 50 dogs and 15 puppies found living in unsanitary and dangerous conditions on private property in Georgetown.
Seven RedRover Responders volunteers have already traveled from Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Virginia to care for the rescued animals at the temporary shelter. Four more volunteers will arrive later this week.