Red Paw Emergency Relief Team
Rating: 5 stars 57 57 reviews 1,905
Animals, Disaster Aid, Human Services
1328 S. 24th St. Philadelphia PA 19146 USA
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.
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.
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.
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As a volunteer I have watched Red Paw grow from inception. They work 24/7 to ensure that ALL animals are cared for after disaster. I couldn't be more proud to be a volunteer and donor.
Much needed rescue organization. Reacues can breathe easy knowing someone else cares about their pets too.
A one of a kind 24/7/365 Emergency Response organization for pets and their people!
I see all their stories on facebook, all the times they go out in the middle of a cold night to be there. Red Paw is amazing.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.