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Red Paw Emergency Relief Team

Rating: 5 stars   69 reviews 2,371

Address:

1328 S. 24th St. Philadelphia PA 19146 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to assist displaced pets and their people 24/7 and free of charge to ensure that all family members are taken care of during a disaster at their home. We are a 501(c)(3) animal welfare and emergency services nonprofit organization that works in conjunction with the American Red Cross SEPA Chapter and other emergency relief organizations to provide emergency transport, shelter and veterinary care to animals involved in residential fires and other incidents. We also work within a network that includes veterinary care facilities, boarding facilities, kennels and training facilities, animal rescue groups and fosters in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Results:

Since our formation on July 25,2011, we’ve been called over 600 times to assistance in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties as well as the Lehigh Valley, Burlington and Camden, NJ. Incidents we’ve responded to include fires, house collapses, storm damage and flooding. We’ve provided emergency transport, shelter, long term fostering, emergency vet care, on-going medical care and free food delivery to the fosters and rescues for over 1000 displaced pets. We also worked within our network to get over half of the Red Paw animals spayed/neutered and vaccinated, at no cost to the owners, along with providing transportation to and from the facilities. In 2012 we participated in a Hurricane Sandy Pet Supplies Drive where we delivered items donated by individuals and local businesses to pets along the East Coast displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

Target demographics:

Displaced Pets and their People.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Close to 500 displaced pets in 8 counties and 2 states

Geographic areas served:

Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties & occasionally New Jersey.

Programs:

Emergency Services Animal Welfare Adoptions Social Services

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267-289-2729
http://www.redpawemergencyreliefteam.org/

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Reviews for Red Paw Emergency Relief Team

Rating: 5 stars  

It hasn't always been easy but it has always been rewarding.

Thank you to our former clients for allowing us to get to know you, your family members and pets, of course.

What I've learned is that recovery - whether from a disaster or an injury that is the result of a disaster is like grieving - it's a very individualized, difficult and personal experience. Often accepting help from others can be difficult as well. But working together along the way truly improves the lives of our clients, and has enriched my life for sure! And for that I am grateful.

Red Paw has offered me many challenges as COO and President of the Board but with the support of my partner, our volunteers and the selfless love of our displaced pets, we rise to meet that challenge.

And each day, we problem solve and work through problems together, we continue to help more families each week, month and year. We always fulfill our Mission and that's what running an NPO is truly about - at its core.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help develop outreach and educational programming and hire a fundraising professional.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Red Paw is an amazing organization which is focused on ensuring that all family members are cared for during a residential disaster. I personally know of many families that have received Red Paw's assistance and whose families would have otherwise been torn apart if not for them. They are one of a kind!

 
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This organization is amazing and I am proud to be on their Board.
Red Paw volunteers respond 24/7 365 days per year to help animals in need due to a fire or disaster.
I have volunteered with them in many capacities, including fostering and facilitating reunions. It's the most rewarding feeling to have taken care of an animal and then returning the animal to is family. I am always humbled by the gratitude of the families I have helped.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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One of the most amazing, practical, invaluable nonprofit services I've ever encountered. Unique in its mission and infinitely necessary. Run by caring, competent people who nurture their clients and their volunteers alike. When the city's first responders know to call this team, you know you have quality. YOUR donations of money and time will never be wasted when you help out Red Paw Emergency Relief Team to help pets displaced and injured in emergency situations.

 
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I am a volunteer with them and they are a top notch organization !

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been a RP volunteer for 9 months and have been in the transport/reunion end. The look on the families faces when they are reunited with their furry family is truly priceless and worth everything in the world.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Midnight the cat came to me after suffering burns in a fire. In spite of these injuries, Midnight never wavered from his core personality--a loving, loving kitten. Midnight would curl up
in my lap, a stranger to him, and just be a laid back cool kitten. I've fostered a number of fire animals, Midnight was my second one to be a "Nurse Betty". It 's very hard to say good bye to these animal visitors, buy the joyous reunion with their owners helps greatly to look forward to the next visitor. Red Paw brings the dog/cat to my door, picks them up, supplies they with food and medicine and litter. Red Paw is always there a phone call away if I need help! This is why I choose to volunteer with our dear RED PAW!!!!! RED PAW rescues our animal loved ones from fires/collasped bldgs----THANK YOU !!!

 
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Very dedicated and caring people. Been on firegrounds with them .

 
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I have been following Red Paw for the past two years and cannot say enough about all the good they do! They have stepped in and filled a huge void in the community with their tireless efforts to help the family pets during some of the worst of times. I recently witnessed their efforts firsthand when a neighbor's home collapsed and the adjoining homes were evacuated as well. The families themselves were able to be helped by Red Cross, but if not for Red Paw, they would've had nowhere to take their pets. I pray that I'm never in need of the services of Red Paw, but if I ever am, I'm thankful knowing that they will be there!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

As a firefighter in Philly and a pet owner, I really appreciate this organization. Pets are part of the family too. I'm proud of all that Red Paw has done. Keep up the good work, Jen! Here one of their saves from a fire we had.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My wife and I adopted our dog Deuce through the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team. We were interested in Red Paw adoptables because of the story behind each animal. Our dog Deuce was a dog who survived a fire in his home. Apparently after several months of trying to keep in touch with Deuce's owner he was surrendered to Red Paw because his people could not take care of him. Deuce became an instant member of our family. I'm grateful for the opportunity to adopt Deuce and for the job Red Paw did in trying to reunite him with his owners.

 
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This great organization helped make life a lot better for these two loyal family members. Rescued by Philadelphia Firefighters in 2013, fostered by Red Paw volunteers for two months and then adopted one of the Philadelphia Firefighters that rescued them.

 
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