Careful not to fall into the raging floodwaters, a highly-trained team inched its way down a washed-out road to save a cat stranded in a home and brought her to safety. This perilous situation was one American Humane Association’s famed Red Star™ rescue team experienced during its deployment this week to save the animal victims in flood-ravaged Boulder County, Colorado.
Though the floodwaters have yet to recede, we’re happy to report that we were able to save a number of frightened animals and therefore we helped to reunite them with their families. American Humane Association sent a team of three staff and two volunteer responders to assist Boulder County Animal Control and worked alongside Code 3 Associates to rescue animals in the field. PetAid Colorado, Longmont Humane Society, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Boulder City Animal Control and many others also banded together to help Boulder County save animals affected by the flood during their time of greatest need. American Humane Association applauds these local and regional groups for their work in helping these communities.
No one ever thinks a disaster will affect them until something happens but the kind folks in Colorado are incredibly appreciative and impressed by the response to help them. Our team consistently received one message from the human victims there – “thank you!”
With the generous support of Mars Petcare US, makers of PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs and WHISKAS® Food for Cats, and supporters like you, our team and its fleet of vehicles is always ready and fully-stocked to deploy the moment Mother Nature unleashes her fury, just as it has been for nearly a century.
Our Red Star™ team has now demobilized but if you would like to support Red Star's efforts in rescuing animals during natural disasters or cruelty cases, please consider donating today.
Dr. Robin Ganzert
President and CEO