Red Paw Emergency Relief Team

Rating: 5 stars   53 reviews 2,151

Issues: Animals, Disaster Aid, Human Services

Location: 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 45-2973875
267-289-2729
http://www.redpawemergencyreliefteam.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

Before Hearing about red paw, I worried about what would happen if my house ever caught fire or had another emergency and I had nowhere for my fur babies to go! When I heard about red paw i instantly wanted to volunteer. This organization helps hundreds of families who need to temporarily home their fur babies in times of disaster. They care for the communities they help and they do it for no reason but to help others. Truly the greatest non profit I've seen! It's not just a typical volunteer organization to help animals, it saves them when some people have no other options, and it gives families peace of mind! Truly a great group of people.

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Red Paw is an outstanding organization that goes above and beyond to serve its community. I appreciate everything they do for pets and their families.

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I have been a volunteer for Red Paw for about six months. As a transport/reunion volunteer, I get to see first hand how appreciative people are when they're able to get their babies back home! At one reunion, the entire block was out waiting for me and the kitty to get there! I was the most popular person in town that day and they were ALL so happy that the kitty was back! I know that no one WANTS to have to use Red Paw's services, but thanks to Jen and Lori, Red Paw is going to be there whenever/wherever they're needed!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Red Paw does excellent work. They go after animals displaced by fires and disasters of all types. I've never seen any other organization like this that provides such a service, including housing, neutering, re-housing, and finding new homes for displaced pets. I'm very happy to have learned about them. I hope that I never need their services, but am glad they are around!

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The concern for their pets that people have when they are in a shelter situation, or temporarily displaced from their home, is extreme when they have lost most material possessions. Red Paw is there and will go back and find the pet. The animals are cared for while their family is going through the process of being re-established in a most loving way. The folks at Red Paw provide the best medicine for those who are distraught about a tragedy.

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If it wasn't for Red Paw a lot of pets and their families would be lost to each other. They go above and beyond to help people and their pets in a time when help is needed so badly.

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As an animal lover, I appreciate what Red Paw stands for and does. They understand the bond that we share with our furbabies and recognize that their welfare is important to us. If faced with an emergency where I have to evacuate my home, I am comforted knowing that Red Paw would be there to care for my babies until I can care for them again.

I've watched Red Paw grow, and I am amazed that they can do so much. I consider myself fortunate, that given a disaster Red Paw is here.

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As a foster and transport volunteer I see many of the people and animals served by Red Paw. They are grateful for the service during their time of need. As a volunteer I can also speak Of the supportvolunteers get in helping Red Paw's mission. We know we are appreciated and questions or concerns that arise are answered quickly. Thank you, Red Paw!

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Red paw has responded to so many emergency situations and better yet goes back to try to find pets who were spooked and hiding. Love you Red Paw!

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As a volunteer for Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, I see first hand the work done by Jen Leary and her team and how amazing it truly is. To give peace of mind to families who have lost everything in a fire or disaster by taking in and taking care of their pets for them while they recover is priceless. You should see the looks of joy and relief on the family's faces when they are all reunited! There are no words! This organization is top-notch - an incredible network of volunteers all working together for one commons goal. I am proud and honored to be a part of Red Paw - such a worthy cause!

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With their roots in the county animal response team training, this group does so many incredible things for pets in the Philadelpia region and the people who love them. from getting them safely away from a fire or other emergency scene to finding them a foster home when their's is destroyed, this group is invaluable to our comminity.

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