Deployment in North Texas Will Bring Assistance to Animals and Relief to Workers
Dallas, TX – RedRover, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization, will help the SPCA of Texas provide daily care and comfort for animals who are displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Dallas, Texas. The SPCA of Texas contacted RedRover to ask that they provide support during this emergency.
Over the next week or longer, RedRover will deploy RedRover Responders volunteers, led by RedRover Director of Field Services Beth Gammie, to help the SPCA of Texas care for these animals.
“RedRover Responders appreciate the opportunity to help comfort and care for these animals and bring some relief to the aid teams during this crisis,” said RedRover Director of Field Services, Beth Gammie. “We haven’t seen this type of unprecedented flooding in more than a decade – our hearts are with the people and animals of Texas during this difficult time.”
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 natural disasters. Our volunteers provide the workforce which enables local communities to address their animal needs following a natural disaster.
With more than 3,800 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 more than 180 natural disasters and other crises, including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005; Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012; the Oklahoma tornadoes in 2013; flooding in Gonzales, LA in 2016; and the dam crisis in Oroville, CA in 2017.
Find out how you can help animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey on RedRover’s website.
If you and your animals have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, click here for resources.