RedRover Responders Training Coming to Philadelphia
What: RedRovers Responders Volunteer Training. This workshop teaches the skills necessary to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding and other cases of cruelty. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare attendees for the realities of a response. There is a $45 registration fee for this half-day workshop; upon completion attendees will receive a RedRover Responders t-shirt, volunteer handbook and a certificate that signifies the trainee is qualified to be called on for deployments.
Who: RedRover is a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving the United States and Canada. Their focus is to bring animals out of crisis and into care through three programs: RedRover Responders, RedRover Relief and RedRover Readers.
When: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Why: Since 1987, RedRover Responders have worked in cooperation with law enforcement, local agencies and animal organizations to shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises. They have been dispatched on 200 deployments, including Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, 9/11 and many more. Additionally, RedRover is a founding member of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC), established after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact to more people and animals than any other storm in the history of the United States.
RedRover’s Responders volunteer corps has grown to more than 4,000 trainees, and plans to expand to more than 5,000 over the next five years. To learn more about the RedRover Responders training and how to register, visit: redrover.org/responders/joinresponders/.
Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and humane education. For the fourth consecutive year, RedRover has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn more about how RedRover is creating a more compassionate world, visit RedRover.org.