A Sacramento non-profit organization is on the ground in Texas helping to shelter those forced to leave their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. And these evacuees are the furry, four-legged variety.Photograph courtesy of Red Rover
RedRover works to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering and other services after a disaster strikes. "We are here at a temporary shelter. We were invited here by the SPCA of Texas to help with the sheltering of the pets for the people who have been evacuated from the affected areas," says Sheri Madsen, a spokesperson for RedRover.
RedRover is set up in Dallas. Volunteers arrived last Thursday and will provide a clean, temporary shelter and lots of loving care and attention for animals who have been evacuated.
"So far we have in the shelter about twenty-eight dogs and five cats. But there are more coming." Madsen says RedRover counts on volunteers and donations to do their work. If you'd like to find out how you can help, their information and donation page is at https://redrover.org/about-us