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Red Star  Generic W Aat Kids 5 16 11 Final

Red Star Generic W Aat Kids 5 16 11 Final



American Humane\'s Red Star program was founded in WWI. We\'ve been rescuing animals ever since we were asked to become the Red Cross for animal rescue by the Secretary of War. Now we are launching ...

American Humane\'s Red Star program was founded in WWI. We\'ve been rescuing animals ever since we were asked to become the Red Cross for animal rescue by the Secretary of War. Now we are launching our Centennial Campaign. If you love animals, you must read this.



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    Red Star  Generic W Aat Kids 5 16 11 Final Red Star Generic W Aat Kids 5 16 11 Final Presentation Transcript

    • Red Star Animal Emergency Services & Animal-Assisted Therapy
    • Our vital and compelling mission
      • Our Mission: To create a more humane and compassionate world to end the abuse and neglect of children and animals.
        • Advancing American values of compassion, caring and hope.
        • Combining research, advocacy and outreach to protect our most vulnerable and strengthen the human-animal bond.
        • Changing attitudes, shaping policy, and improving the lives of millions of children, families, and animals.
    • Key Human-Animal Interaction Programs Animal-Assisted Therapy Highly trained volunteers and their therapy animals last year helped 125,000 people, including hospital patients, abused children and homeless veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder Animal Behavior Resources Institute A free online resource bank for professionals and pet owners who want to expand their knowledge of animal behavior and training Animal Welfare and Research Institute Using science to advance the human-animal bond; identifying cutting edge research opportunities to prevent animal injury and disease, improve veterinary practices, and advance animal welfare Animal Well-Being Consortium Convening the shelter and veterinary communities for dialogues on strategic science and actionable outcomes to improve the lives of animals and strengthen our capacity to care for them
    • Key Animal Well-being Programs Red Star Animal Emergency Services The nation’s most-qualified animal disaster response team, including expert staff and 200 trained volunteers Second Chance Fund Grants to local shelters and rescue groups across the U.S. to help them provide treatment and care for abused and neglected animals Shelter Services & Legacy Programs Resources and tools that help local shelters achieve their mission, includes our annual Adopt-A-Dog Month and Adopt-A-Cat Month as well as the historically popular Be Kind to Animals Week Farm Animal Program | American Humane Certified The world’s largest and fastest-growing humane farming training, auditing and certification program Film & TV Unit | “No Animals Were Harmed” The film and television industry’s only officially sanctioned monitoring program, placing Certified Animal Safety Representatives on 2,000 productions each year to keep animal actors safe
    • Red Star History and Legacy – since 1916
      • Invited during World War I by the Secretary of War to serve wounded animals on the battlefields of Europe
      • Since then, helping animal victims of natural and manmade disasters, including floods, chemical spills, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, in U.S. and globally
      • Collaborates closely with the American Red Cross as primary partner for animal-related disaster relief
      • The national leader in ensuring animal emergency preparedness by providing trainings to a network of volunteers and first responders nationwide
    • Red Star Animal Emergency Services History & Legacy – since 1916
    • Disaster Response History
        • 62% of U.S. households include at least one pet
        • 46 million households with dogs -- over 77.5 million dogs
        • 38 million households with cats -- over 93.6 million cats
        • 4 million households with horses -- over 13.3 million horses
        • 5.3 million households with small animals – over 15.9 million small animals
        • Sources: American Pet Products Manufacturers Association
        • American Veterinary Medical Association
      Animals play a critical role in our lives… and it is our duty to care for them in times of critical need
    • Always There. Everywhere. Hoarding, Mass Neglect, and Puppy Mills Our responders are trained not only in the handling of sick, diseased, traumatized and highly aggressive animals but also in proper evidence collection and preservation, evidence chain of custody and potential courtroom testimony. Emergencies Train derailments and accidents resulting in a hazardous materials release and evacuation; terrorist attacks and mass casualty incidents and evacuations, etc. Natural Disasters Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, blizzards, tornadoes, earthquakes - all require training in basic response on par with human first responders. The animal component requires specialized training that human first responders do not have.
    • It’s not just about protecting animals… it’s about protecting people
      • Providing for animals in disasters ensures public safety and improved mental health
      • People risk their own lives as well as the lives of emergency responders for the sake of animal family members
      Hurricane Gustav 2008, Shreveport, LA was a success story for animal response after implementing the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina
    • Our Responders are Highly Trained Professionals
      • Our Volunteers must have basic training and often, advanced training on par with human responders
      • Our staff have advanced training in diverse areas of emergency planning & response
      • Staff have Emergency Management Institute certifications for disaster assessment and advanced training in animal search and rescue
      • We have trained over 2,000 disaster responders since 2006
      Emergency Operations Center Staffing Disaster Assessment Emergency Sheltering (Short & Long Term) Animal Search and Rescue Grants and Aid
    • Red Star Emergency Response Resources
      • Red Star’s 82-foot specialized Rescue Rig includes:
      • Volunteer living accommodations - self-sustaining for 12 responders, stocked with more than a week's supply of ready-to-eat meals
      • Mobile Command Center with electrical generator, a VHF base radio and handhelds, satellite dish uplink and downlink capability, computer and planning support capabilities
      • Basic veterinary surgery capability
      • Heavy gear storage
      • Urban search, rescue and assistance equipment
      • Flood search, rescue and assistance equipment
      • Technical rescue equipment -- rope and high-angle rescue systems, swift-water rescue systems
      • Fleet of 4WD support vehicles and SUV’s
    • Red Star Rescue Rig and Response Resources
      • Serving:
      • Veterans with PTSD
      • Military children and families
      • Children with cancer
      • Hospital patients
      • Hospice residents
      • Families experiencing homelessness
      • Elderly with Alzheimer’s disease
      • Children with special needs
      • Children recovering from trauma and abuse
      • Disaster First Responders
      • And many more…
      Animals Saving Us: Red Star Animal-Assisted Therapy Red Star is not only there for animals in need, but also ensures that animals are there for people in need as well.
    • Providing Healing and Hope: Red Star Animal- Assisted Therapy
      • Compassion , Healing & Hope for Communities in Need
      • National resource for animal-assisted therapy training, service and research.
        • Rigorous training for handlers, animals, facilities and clinicians to ensure the safety of all participants
        • Thousands of trained teams serving children and families in facilities nationwide
        • Innovative research studies to measure the efficacy of AAT
    • Red Star: Advancing the Human-Animal Bond, Building Humane Communities Strengthens Communities Red Star builds humane communities by visiting schools & community events, providing children and families with resources on animal safety, pet ownership, abuse prevention, and animal-assisted therapy services. Educates & Engages Red Star conducts emergency preparedness, disaster response and animal-assisted therapy trainings for the public, and recruits and trains volunteers to become active in advancing the human-animal bond. Supports Animal Care When not deployed, Red Star partners with communities and local veterinarians to provide low cost spay/neuter services
    • Honoring 100 Years of Red Star: National Expansion Campaign As Red Star turns 100, our vision is to build a more humane and compassionate nation by ensuring that all communities … … have real emergency plans that include the safety of family pets and animals in need, as well as an immediately available, rapid response team of experts, equipment and resources to ensure that plan is effective and lives are saved; and … have greater access to the healing power of the human-animal bond as a path to well-being, through top-tier animal-assisted therapy programs serving vulnerable children, veterans, and other populations in need.
    • Budget Per Region **To ensure long term sustainability, the establishment of an endowment to be shared across all regions for future maintenance and emergency relief efforts purposes is recommended Honoring 100 Years of Red Star: National Expansion Campaign Description Estimated Cost Custom Rescue Rig & Fully Loaded Trailer with Veterinary Surgical Clinic $2,136,000 Supporting Vehicle Fleet including 4-wheel-drive SUV, pickup truck, horse trailers and utility trailers $151,000 Rescue Equipment and Gear (water rescue, wildfire rescue, etc.) $100,000 Operations, Staffing, & Maintenance Ramp Up (over 3 years) $1,955,000 Red Star Volunteer Team Support, Trainings & Materials (over 3 years) $158,000 Contribution to Red Star National Endowment Fund for Long-term Program Sustainability and Disaster Relief Efforts ** $1,000,000 TOTAL $5,500,000
    • Building Regional Capacity, Building a More Humane Nation
      • To achieve this, we must expand Red Star and equip each FEMA region with:
      • Rescue Rig
      • Supporting 4-wheel drive vehicle fleet with horse & utility trailers
      • Rescue gear & equipment
      • Operations & Maintenance Support
      • Training and Preparedness Programs
      • Red Star Staff and Volunteers
      • Animal-Assisted Therapy Services & Volunteer Coordination
    • Increased Capacity… Increased Impact
      • The needs are great, and we are currently unable to meet the national demand for Red Star services:
      • In one 60 day period alone this year , animal emergency response needs across our nation included:
        • 6 animal hoarding seizures in 6 states affecting over 535 animals
        • 7 puppy mill seizures in 6 states affecting over 400 dogs
        • 3 major animal cruelty seizures in 2 states affecting over 710 animals
        • Internationally, an unprecedented earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan with thousands dead – this could happen anytime in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Memphis or St. Louis.
      • In the past 60 days we have also seen:
      • Record breaking devastation from tornadoes affecting 6 states
      • Record breaking flooding of the Mississippi affecting 5 states
      • Communities nationwide are also seeking the expertise of our Animal-Assisted Therapy program to provide volunteer trainings and therapy services to a wide range of sites including camps for children of military families, children’s hospitals, schools and libraries, and homeless shelters.
      • Increased capacity in each FEMA region would ensure that we can always be there.
      • Everywhere.
      • Sponsorship, Recognition & Branding Opportunities
      • Each Rescue Rig & Regional Fleet can be named separately
      • Rescue Rig Branding & Design
      • Responder uniforms can include logos and branding
      • Animal-Assisted Therapy animal vests can be branded
      • Training and preparedness materials can be branded
      • Recognition at special events to raise awareness and support in each region
      Partnership Opportunity
    • Katrina Briddell Director, Foundation Relations [email_address] (202) 677-4213 Robin Ganzert, Ph.D. President & CEO [email_address] (202) 677-4226