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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Ruff1141

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Ruth41

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 !!!

2 Kelly189

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Red Paw is an amazing organization. There is nothing out there like this. I couldn't be more proud to volunteer for them. Being able to foster an animal that was in a home disaster, giving them the love that their family is unable to while they are recovering is such a rewarding feeling. RP is not only helping the animals, but the people too.

When you are place in a position to have to decide what to do with your pets after a disaster is stressful and RP helps that that one thing off their plate. Pets are family and Red Paw understands that.

No one thinks about that and not many are truly prepared for disasters. I am proud to be able to be able to be on part of a team that allows me to go out and give awareness to fire safety and pet preparedness... Knowledge is powerful.

I should mention the true reward is during reunions of the pets with their people... There is nothing more amazing and touching then seeing the joy in both the animals and peoples faces when they get to be together again!

Such a good job to Jen for founding RP and to all the amazing volunteers that help them keep their mission alive!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A one of a kind 24/7/365 Emergency Response organization for pets and their people!

2 Danielle73

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 imslinkee

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Bigley9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!