RedRover, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Sacramento, has volunteers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, now through June 8th to help care for over 150 pets of flood evacuees. That includes dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and even a hamster.
The Red Rover response coming after a call for emergency help from the Humane Society of Tulsa and Tulsa County Humane Emergency Animal Response Team.
RedRover sent ten specially trained volunteers to help care for animals at the emergency pet shelter at Tulsa's Expo Square Pavilion. With historic flooding expected to continue there may be even more animals brought to the Pavilion after their owners are evacuated.
"We are committed to caring for animals caught in the aftermath of these floods," said RedRover's Beth Gammie. "RedRover Responders are always eager to lend a hand and help animals and their people when they need it most."
RedRover also has volunteers in Texas, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Alabama to provide assistance in those states.
The organization claims to have over 4,000 trained volunteers in the United States and Canada ready to be deployed quickly to any crisis involving large numbers of animals. Volunteers have previously been dispatched to help after the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado and Hurricanes Michael, Irma, Harvey, and Katrina.
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