A Year of Pets Helped After Fires and Reunited with Their Families

Red Paw is celebrating three years helping animals displaced by fires. A touching and heartwarming video looks back on the past year, with its fires, it rescued pets, and the happy reunions between those pets and their people.

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The Red Paw photos in this post, showing people being reunited with their pets, are found at the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team Facebook page, and most are also seen in the video below.

 

Happy Birthday to Red Paw, and thank you for your efforts helping displaced pets and their families!

Red Paw Emergency Relief Team is a Philadelphia based organization that rescues pets in and around their burned homes and provides them with a safe place to stay while their families get back on their feet or wait to get back into their homes.  The nonprofit operates in cooperation with the regional Red Cross organization, and operates much like a Red Cross for pets.

Red Paw was founded by former Philadelphia firefighter and Red Cross Emergency Responder Jen Leary, who saw the need for an organization to provide emergency assistance or care for displaced animals in the event of a fire and was the perfect person to see that the need was met. In 2013 Red Paw was added to the City of Philadelphia’s Emergency Response Plan.

Red Paw is celebrating three years of helping pets and their people and has made a touching and heartwarming video that looks back on the past year, with its fires, it rescued pets, and the happy reunions between those pets and their people. Red Paw helped cats and dogs this past year, along with bunnies, birds, turtles and lizards.

The first part of the video revisits the fires and the pets who needed help. The second part shows the many touching and happy renions between people and their beloved animal companions.

1425721_668033129935000_6754730733020309463_nRed Paw writes in introduction to the video:

“On July 25th, 2011, Red Paw kicked off as a pilot program in Philadelphia. Our first response was at 5:30 in the morning for a fire in North Philly for six displaced Pit Bulls. We were called by the Red Cross three more times that week for fires in Philly, Montgomery and Chester Counties. We quickly expanded our FREE emergency services to all five Southeastern PA counties.

“Three years later we have responded over 600 times, assisted 1166 animals, 212 with emergency vet care, 568 with emergeny transport & 657 with emergency shelter in 7 counties & 2 states.

“We have gotten more than half of those animals spayed, neutered and vaccinated, found new homes for 127 displaced animals, and reunited 446 pets with their families!

“This is how we spent our third year in service …”

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Red Paw Emergency Relief Team at Facebook

Red Paw Relief Team at Twitter

Red Paw Emergency Relief Team accepts tax deductible donations that help support their work helping animals and their families.

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