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. Along with our partners from ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), American Humane Association staff and volunteers deployed 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. Our thoughts are with all of the victims, both human and animal, who are suffering from this national tragedy.
Get final facts and stats on animals protected during this Red Star deployment.
ANIMAL RESCUE JOURNAL: Check out the videos and photos below for ongoing updates from the field.
When storms swept through the South in May, American Humane Association and our Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team responded right away to help animal shelters care for displaced animals and reunite them with their families. We gave grants to Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter in Tiger, Ga.; Bertie County Humane Society in Powellsville, N.C.; and Greater Birmingham Humane Society of Birmingham, Ala. Check out these awesome photos of animals and family reunifications at Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter!
Our Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team arrived in Shelby County, Tenn., on May 3 to give much-needed help to animal victims of the tornadoes and flooding in the area. With the Mississippi waters rising, families in Tennessee are evacuating, and our Red Star team is helping them keep their pets safe.
In collaboration with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and PetSmart Charities, our 15 animal emergency responders who are on site have set up a temporary shelter to accommodate 1,000 animals. Currently, our team is caring for approximately 70 cats and dogs and they’re working 15-hour days to rescue even more desperate animal victims.