Join us for Adult Forum on Sun., Jan 17 at 9:45 am in the Social Hall for a visit from Red Paw Emergency Relief Team .
The Red Paw is an emergency services, nonprofit organization that works in conjunction with the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, the Philadelphia Fire Department, the American Red Cross, and other public and private disaster relief organizations to provide emergency assistance, including search & rescue, emergency transport, shelter, and veterinary care to animals involved in fires, flooding, gas leaks, building collapses, and other residential disasters. Our mission is to provide relief and recovery for displaced pets and their people 24/7, free of charge and to ensure that ALL family members are taken care of during and after a disaster in their home.
Red Paw was founded by CEO Jennifer Leary on July 25, 2011 and is headquartered in the city of Philadelphia. At this time, Red Paw has currently served (12) surrounding counties in PA and parts of Southern New Jersey and Maryland. In the first four years of service, Red Paw responded to over 1,100 disasters, assisted over 1,200 families and over 2,000 pets with search and rescue, emergency transport, veterinarian care and shelter along with temporary foster care, on-going medical care and spay/neuter and vaccinations. Jennifer, a former Philadelphia firefighter, has also served on the Philadelphia Community College’s Fire Science Advisory Committee from 2008-2012, is part of the Emergency Services Leadership Committee for the American Red Cross SEPA Chapter and sits on the City of Philadelphia’s Animal Advisory Committee and the Southeastern PA Task Force for Mass Care. Responding to large scale disasters, Jennifer’s team (at Pennsylvania County Animal Response Team) were deployed during both Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy and Jennifer also responded to Haiti, to provide medical assistance and returned a second time in June ’11 for another medical mission. Recently, Jennifer was proud to accept the CNN Hero Award.