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American Humane Association To Help Dogs From Multi-State Dog Fighting Raid

August 29, 2013 - Our Red Star® Animal Emergency team is deploying immediately to assist with what is being called the second largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history. The abused, malnourished animals have been transported to undisclosed temporary emergency shelters where American Humane Association’s highly-trained Red Star® responders will help to provide critical daily care to the rescued dogs. After a three-year investigation initiated by the Auburn Police, 13 search warrants were executed Friday morning, Aug. 23, throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. Ten suspects were arrested and indicted on felony dog fighting charges. Federal and local officials also seized firearms and drugs, as well as more than $500,000 in cash from dog fighting gambling activities that took place over the course of the investigation. If convicted, defendants could face up to five years in prison, as well as fines and restitution.

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Moore Oklahoma Emergency Deployment

On May 20th, a devastating EF-5 tornado with catastrophic winds in excess of 210 mph cut a deadly swath 17 miles long through the heart of Oklahoma, leaving hundreds of people and animals homeless, injured and in desperate need of help. Two teams driving our 82-foot Rescue Rig, sponsored by Mars Petcare US, and our 50-foot Lois Pope LIFE Rescue Vehicle left their bases in Denver, Colorado and Palm Beach, Florida and raced a combined 2,000 miles in just over a day to help the stricken city of Moore. We soon had boots on the ground and went to work providing emergency assistance, preparing a temporary shelter at a fairgrounds on the outskirts of town, and helping find and shelter lost, injured and frightened animals.

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Memphis Tennessee Emergency Deployment

In early February, 144 dogs and 1 cat were rescued on Interstate 40, after a routine traffic stop by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The dogs, packed 4 or 5 to a crate, were living in squalor as the result of several days on the road.

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Minot Flood Emergency Deployment

This summer, the Souris River in North Dakota rose to record levels, severely flooding the city of Minot. People rushed to evacuate to safety. About one in every four Minot residents had to evacuate — and they had to figure out what to do with their beloved pets.

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Joplin Tornado Emergency Deployment

On May 22, a massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., destroying homes and taking lives. Just back from an intense deployment to Memphis, our Red Star Animal Emergency Services® team deployed to Joplin within days of the disaster to help shelter hundreds of desperate animal victims and to provide much-needed relief to the brave Joplin Humane Society staff, many of whom are experiencing devastating personal loss.

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South Storms Animal Rescue

Following the devastating storms that ravaged entire communities in more than a dozen Southern and Midwestern states, our Red Star Animal Emergency Services® team mobilized to provide rescue and sheltering to the animal victims of these massive disasters.

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

We are closely monitoring the situation in Japan, and our hearts go out to all those who are affected. We are reaching out to our international partners regarding a joint response to this emergency, and we have set up a fund to help animal victims of this tragedy and other disasters.

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Montana Horse Relief

Red Star Animal Emergency Services® delivered hay to nearly 500 starving and sick horses outside of Billings, Mont.

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Arkansas Horse Rescue

On Dec. 14, our Red Star Animal Emergency Services team began assisting in the care of 116 neglected and injured horses seized in Fulton County, Arkansas.

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Starving Horse Response (Maryland)

Our Red Star Animal Emergency Services team deployed to Maryland on Sept. 27 to help care for seven starving and critically ill horses seized from a horse rescue facility in West Virginia.

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