Red Paw Emergency Relief Team

Rating: 5 stars   57 reviews

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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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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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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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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Life-changing

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2013

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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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2014

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I found Red Paw relief through a post on facebook about 2 years ago. I thought wow a non profit organization saving animals in disastrous situations such as building fires and building collapses. I had to opportunity to foster a momma, Dasha and h er 4 kittens at the time were only 2 weeks old. I love fostering, I am what you call a foster failure,. I kept 2 of the kittens and I made sure the rest of the kittens went to good homes. I know they did. My friends adopted them. I have been on several events for Red Paw. They take pride in what they do. I will never forget the time when Lori met me at the cat room. She was on the phone with Jen about a kitten that was very sick. Jen was so upset you can hear it in her voice. They care about these animals, their well being and what happens when the family cannot provide for the fur babies any longer. the other night I messaged Red Paw to see if they have heard about the fire in my area, they were already responding. Red Paw is a great organization and I am happy that I am a part of it. I just recently adopted another foster failure.... Red Paw power.. :)

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Red Paw emergency relief is a great organization, I do not think anything would need to change. They have wonderful volunteers that are always available to assist in transporting, fostering and dropping off food to fosters who are caring for their temporary fur kids.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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

Life-changing

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?

2014

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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.

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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?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Two years ago on July 25th 2011 my Daughter ,
Started something to make this world a little better.
Saving sweet animals..... A wonderful , caring compassionate
organizations . You never know when disaster might strikes
In your family ... Well, what about your precious pets.
What happens to them? They're your family too!
I CAN'T imagine leaving my Dog for one... Second..and
Not knowing where she was or who had her or when I would see
Her again! Red Paw ....makes sure you don't have to give up or
Pets or leave them in the street. My Daughter, has a loving , caring
Compassionate , warm heart ! She can't sleep and won't sleep if she knows
They're an Animal out there that needs her help.
I am so proud ......of my daughter, and her partner ,for saving
Theses sweet... poor innocent animals . Life without Red Paw
Is like life with out animals in this 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?

Life-changing

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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