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American Red Lion Disaster & Abuse Fund

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The American Red Lion Disaster Fund works to reduce the number of animals suffering from disasters by utilizing the manpower from a variety of animal welfare, hospitals and relief organizations. By identifying and providing funds and supplies to the credible, boots on the ground local shelters and hospitals who are on the front lines urgently rescuing these animals, thousands more are saved and reunited with their families. Your funds provide for the rescue, food, shelter, vetting, and foster care for the usually overwhelming number of animals from families and farmers that are left homeless as a result of these disasters. #DisasterRescue #Disaster #Relief #Animals #EmergencyRescue #Crisis #DisasterPreparedness #AnimalRescue #DogRescue #CatRescue #HurricaneRelief #WildfireRelief #Florence #Michael #AnimalShelter #AnimalHospital #Dogs #Cats #AnimalAbuse #FireRescue

Results: Donations increased 600% in one year. In 2017 We provided funds and supplies for 12 animal organizations in 4 months for the immediate rescue and care of animals suffering from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Currently we have or are providing funds and supplies for 9 animal relief organizations for the immediate care of animals struggling to survive from Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and the California Wildfire(s).

Target demographics: Animal welfare nonprofits and relief organizations who can provide urgent relief for usually overwhelming number of animals struggling to survive during disasters.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 12 organizations

Geographic areas served: The United States

Programs: The American Red Lion Disaster Fund identifies and provides funds and supplies to the credible, boots on the ground local shelters, hospitals & relief organizations who are immediately providing for the urgent rescue and care of animals suffering during disasters in the affected region. Every 7 seconds a tragedy will strike one of our communities. Tens of thousands of animals suffer and die and thousands go missing during these disasters because shelters and hospitals are not equipped with the funds or supplies needed to assist. While the evacuation process is unimaginable at times, the recovery process is more brutal as people prepare to move on sadly not knowing where their pets are or how or if they survived. They have been forced to leave their pets behind to suffer and die without help from others. American Red Lion Disaster Fund is designed to stop the unnecessary abandoning and suffering of animals as we work to provide funds and emergency evacuation supplies in advance of these disasters.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 ExecutivedirectorECWR2018

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) is honored to be recognized by the American Red Lion Disaster Fund for our efforts during and after Hurricane Michael. Their support provides funds desperately needed to provide the wildlife care we do. We evacuated our entire Refuge, animal ambassadors and all our rehabilitating animals with help of our staff, volunteers and interns. Thankfully, less than 24 hours after Michael's passage we were open for business again having suffered only minor flooding in our nursery. In the week following the storm it was unnaturally quiet in our refuge. We stood ready to respond to marine mammal calls, land mammals, birds, reptiles and more, but few calls came in. We monitored the status of our sister and brother animal organizations in the Florida Panhandle and provided daily updates via social media as they dug out of the storm wreckage. Finally we faced the sad truth that many of our native wildlife did not survive the storm. However as homeowners returned we found ourselves humbled by our community members bringing us injured critters when they themselves were reeling from the loss of their homes and neighborhoods. Since Michael's passage we've had over 140 animal intakes from across our NW FL coverage area including critters brought to us from the Panama City area.
ECWR's mission is education, conservation and rehabilitation for the welfare of Florida’s natural fauna. We rescue, rehabilitate and release native Florida wildlife in NW Florida. We're a not-for-profit organization made up of a caring staff and dedicated volunteers and are supported through the generous donations of local residents and businesses. We are so very thankful for American Red Lion Disaster Fund donation!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

American Red Lion is nothing less but passionate about animal welfare. Their response to the recent hurricane natural disasters in rescuing animals was impressive.The company's compassion is admirable. ♥️

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tireless, compassionate, determined, caring - just a few words that describe the team members of the Red Lion Disaster Fund! Their commitment and dedication to supporting animals, in communities affected by disasters, is unparalleled. As an animal rescuer, I am so grateful for all the help provided by this organization and wish there were many more like it.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a sponsor of this great organization. They are always there when disaster strikes helping to rescue animals of all shapes and sizes.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

At Paws Place Dog Rescue, our kennel facility was severely flooded by the impact of Hurricane Florence. We are well on our way to rebuilding our beloved rescue facility. It is only through the generosity of supporters such as American Red Lion Disaster Fund that we will be able to rebuild and continue our mission to rescue dogs, nurse them back to health and find loving, forever homes for them.

With Deepest Gratitude,
Catherine Helgesen

2 topcatoperations

Board Member

Rating: 5

Operation Topcat has been in existence since 1995. Our mission is to help as many abandoned and feral cats/kittens as possible through T/N/R, micro chipping, rabies and distemper shorts, spay/neuter and Felv testing. As long as the kittens/cats are tame we place them in foster care to be eventually adopted to forever homes. Our feral cats are returned to their colony after they have healed.
American Red Lion came through for us in a time of need. Their help will enable us to do more for the cats and kittens that have been forgotten and for the feral colonies that were affected by Hurricane Florence.
We are very grateful for your help and wish you continued success.

1 Nicole Healy S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hurricane Florence hit our rescue hard. Not only was our home destroyed, forcing us to relocate the reptiles inside, but many of our foster homes had damage as well. We were trying hard to raise money for another building to house animals when American Red Lion Disaster Fund stepped in and provided the rest of what we needed. The first photo is one of the animals we took in after the storm and the second is the building we are buying.

1 Jill85

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to this organization for helping us rebuild our spay/neuter clinic that was flooded during Hurricane Florence. We serve every rescue group and shelter up to two hours away in every direction. The longer we stay closed the more it hurts all these homeless animals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Jill Jones
Adopt an Angel & Fix A Friend Spay Neuter Clinic

1 Linda F.4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Our canine rescue org has been a non-profit since 2003 and we have been able to provide-rescue, rehab and adoption to hundreds of mid-sized mixed breed dogs in need. We have also assisted in funding "targeted" spay/neuter programs as well. While our main focus is now on spay/neuter we still have several adoptable canines. Our foster home sustained damage to our fenced areas due to trees falling during Hurricane Florence. We sure appreciate the donation from American Red Lion Disaster Fund to help with our repairs. Thank you so much for your commitment to helping so many in need.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Animals in need are helpless without us! American Red Lion bridges that gap so money goes exactly where it needs to go. What a great organization!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is my go to place to donate for animals. There are so many scam websites that exist.
I know American Red Lion has done the research and will get their donations exactly where they are needed most. To help as many animals as possible when a disaster strikes!

Previous Stories
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Donor

Rating: 5

Many thanks to American Red Lion for advocating on behalf of animals in crisis.

1 tiah

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

American Red Lion does fantastic work directly providing relief for animals after natural disasters. The founder has such passion for animals and it shows,

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Words are not enough to show what great work they do --so look at this picture to see the before and after of the life of a rescued pup from last year's hurricanes! The lives of both animals and people are changed!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

January 6, 2018
When Hurricane Harvey hit we were pretty certain we would try to take cats from Texas but little did we know we would be getting 30 cats from Jacksonville, Florida and 17 from Puerto Rico instead. The three-in-a-row Hurricanes were something no one expected. In part, because of a donation from American Red Lion, we were able to say "yes" to 47 cats who would never have made it out of those disaster areas. Thank you so much. This is a photo of two kittens: Manchita and Blanquita who came to North Carolina from San Juan. For more information about SAFE Haven for Cats visit safehavenforcats.org

2 Salvatore Sam D.

Donor

Rating: 5

One red lion is quickly becoming one of my favorite charitable organizations. It gives me the ability to search from multiple groups that need my help.
Great job

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are thrilled to be able to have networked with American Red Lion Disaster & Abuse Fund. When we needed emergency funding for the recent hurricanes, they stepped up and donated to Guardians of Rescue. As we continue our efforts now in Puerto Rico, we are grateful to all who have stepped up to help animals from disasters. American Red Lion Disaster & Abuse Fund is critically needed. Their work is vital to all of us in rescue.

2 Charles B.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is passionate in its quest to further protection of the most vulnerable of creatures in our world. Kudos to them!

2 Valerie M.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ARL put in the extra mile when hurricanes were hitting the country. Endless research went into getting the funds into the right hands to save the animals. Thanks for the hard work!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found American Red Lion to be "boots on the ground", immediately responding to animals in need and affected by the recent disasters. Of course, people are rescued first but it's so great to have an organization mobilized to help our cherished pets and animals. Thank you so much American Red Lion Disaster Fund for focusing on animals in despair.

2 Dawn G. G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing start-up! The attention to detail, the communication, and the work going on behind the scenes is just unbelievable! Janelle: you are doing amazing things Lady!