First response for animal disaster victims

by American Humane Association
Feb 22, 2012

Thanks for your support of this important project!

AHA's CEO in Tokyo, 1 yr later still offering help

In the past year, a record number of devastating natural disasters utterly destroyed homes and entire communities, putting people and animals in harm's way and separating lost and frightened pets from the families who love them.

Disasters like these:

  • The deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., where we sheltered more than 1,300 homeless and displaced pets.
  • The storms in the South, including Memphis, Tenn., where we rescued 50 helpless animals from floodwater.
  • The Souris River flooding in Minot, N.D., where we helped shelter and care for more than 300 displaced animals.
  • The path of destruction left by Hurricane Irene in North Carolina, where we searched for displaced or injured pets along the Pamlico River.
  • And the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan that devastated and impacted huge areas and left thousands of people and pets homeless.

But your donation made a difference.

Thanks to you, a star of hope shone brightly through the chaos, confusion, and fear. A star on the uniform of the caring responders who are distinguished by their experienced, helping hands, their sympathetic faces, and their gentle voices of compassion — American Humane Association's Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services team.

Our Red Star first responders are always ready and willing to deploy at a moment's notice to rescue, shelter, and protect animals from harm. Our Red Star team provided resources, hands-on support, or both, at all of these major disaster scenes to help thousands of animals.



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American Humane Association

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
American Humane Association
Project Leader:
Jessie Salpeter
Washington, DC United States

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