Red Paw Emergency Relief Team

Rating: 5 stars   45 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Imagine what you would do if your house burned and your pets were missing? If you're lucky enough to live in the Philadelphia area, Red Paw would be there to help. They rescue, provide foster care, and - most importantly - reunite families with their pets.This is a 24-7, all-volunteer operation, which I am proud to support.

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Red Paw is a great organization - these folks are so dedicated. I contribute to them every month. I only contribute to organizations I know will make the most of my hard earned money, so I don't just give to any group.

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I think the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team is a great Organization! It is so good to see misplaced animals being taken care of and being placed in good homes. I am a donor and I know my donation has been put to great use.....every little bit of money can help.

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As a volunteer with Red Cross, I saw first hand the tragedy of families who had to either leave their pets in the burned out house or decline lodging from Red Cross. What a joy that a Philadelphia Fire Fighter had the idea, and enormous amount of energy, to start up this fantastic organization. Warms my heart every time I see the story of one of the Red Paw animal/family reunions on FaceBook. Also, all the money I donate goes directly to the care of the animals entrusted to Red Paw. There are virtually no administrative costs!

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