American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services™
Memphis Disaster Media Resources

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On May 3, our Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team mobilized to provide rescue and sheltering to the animal victims of the devastating storms and flooding in the Memphis area. American Humane Association staff and volunteers deployed to Shelby County, Tenn., with a convoy of support vehicles, including our 16-wheel, 82-foot-long Rescue Rig; a four-wheel-drive pickup truck; and a horse trailer. In addition to on-the-ground rescue services, we have provided grants and other support for local animal sheltering organizations and agencies in affected areas.

Mark Stubis
P: (202) 677-4227
M: (202) 380-8964


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American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services




Latest News Releases

Helping Memphis Recover After the Floods
News Release | May 18, 2011

After working on the ground in Memphis for several weeks rescuing animals affected by the floods and reuniting pets with their families, American Humane Association and Disney TV star and AHA National Ambassador Orlando Brown are launching a Hope Tour May 19-20 to honor Memphis’ valiant First Responders, and bring some sorely needed cheer, financial support, and supplies to area shelters, as well as expert tips to keep children and animals safe. (Read more)


10 Tips to Keep Children and Animals Safe and Help Them Cope After a Disaster
News Release | May 17, 2011

The floodwaters in Memphis may be subsiding and the immediate danger apparently past, but hazards remain. President & CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert, Chief Veterinary Advisory Dr. Patty Olson, and other experts at American Humane Association have put together a series of 10 simple tips to help parents and other caregivers keep Memphis' children and animals safe and help them cope with the physical and emotional aftermath of the disaster. ( Read more)


American Humane Association Mobilizes to Help Animal Victims of Devastating Tornadoes and Floods
News Release | May 3, 2011

Following the devastating tornadoes that have ravaged entire communities and the extreme flood conditions now threatening more than a dozen southern and mid-western states, American Humane Association (AHA) mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims of these historic disasters. (Read more)



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Memphis Animal Rescue by the Numbers*

5/3/11 – Date of Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ deployment to Memphis

15 – Red Star team members on site in Federal Disaster Area of Shelby County, Tenn.

3 – American Humane Association emergency vehicles sent to Tennessee — including 82-foot-long tractor-trailer Rescue Rig

40 – Animals rescued by Red Star from storms and flooding in Memphis area

174 – Cats and dogs in the competent care of Red Star until they can be reunited with their families

1,000 – Animal capacity of American Humane Association’s temporary animal shelter in Memphis

*Figures as of 5/9/11




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