Red Star  History    • Invited during World War I by the Secretary of War to serve   and         wounded animals on the ba...
Red Star Animal Emergency Services History & Legacy – since 1916
DisasterResponse History
and it is our duty to care for them                   in times of critical needAnimals playa critical rolein our lives…   ...
Natural Disasters              Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, blizzards,              tornadoes, earthquakes - all require...
• Providing for animals in disasters ensures public safety and                  improved mental health                • Pe...
Our                                                    • Our Volunteers must Responders                                   ...
Red StarResponseResources            Red Star’s 82-foot specialized Rescue Rig includes:            • Volunteer living acc...
Red Star Rescue Rig and Response Resources
Supports local shelters                                                                  The Rescue Rig supports fundraisi...
Honoring 100 Years of Red Star: National Expansion Campaign          As Red Star Animal Emergency Services turns 100,     ...
BuildingRegionalCapacity   To achieve this, we must expand Red Star and equip            each FEMA region with:           ...
The needs are great, and we are currently unable to meet the            national demand for animal emergency response serv...
Robin Ganzert, Ph.D.President & CEORobinG@AmericanHumane.orgKatrina BriddellDirector, Foundation RelationsKatrinaB@America...
War Horse And Red Star   Story Of Rescuing Animals For 100 Years Since Wwi
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Born on the battlefield of WWI as depicted in Spielberg\'s new movie War Horse was American Humane Association\'s Red Star program. Rescuing animals since WWI, Red Star has saved over 64,000 animals in just 4 years in times of disaster and crisis.

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War Horse And Red Star Story Of Rescuing Animals For 100 Years Since Wwi

  1. 1. Red Star History • Invited during World War I by the Secretary of War to serve and wounded animals on the battlefields of Europe as depicted in Spielberg’s new movie War Horse Legacy – • Since then, helping animal victims of natural and manmadesince 1916 disasters, including floods, chemical spills, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, in US 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, rescuing over 64,000 animals in the past 4 years • American Humane Association’s Red Star was named the “American Red Cross for Animal Rescue” in 1916
  2. 2. Red Star Animal Emergency Services History & Legacy – since 1916
  3. 3. DisasterResponse History
  4. 4. and it is our duty to care for them in times of critical needAnimals playa critical rolein our lives… • 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
  5. 5. 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. Always Hoarding, Mass Neglect, and Puppy Mills There. Our responders are trained not only in the handling of sick, diseased, traumatized andEverywhere. 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.
  6. 6. • 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 membersIt’s not just about protecting animals… Hurricane Gustav 2008,it’s about Shreveport, LA was a success story for animal response afterprotecting implementing the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina people
  7. 7. Our • Our Volunteers must Responders have basic training and often, advanced training are on par with human responders Highly • Our staff have advanced Trained training in diverse areas of emergency planning Emergency Operations Center StaffingProfessionals Disaster Assessment & response Emergency Sheltering (Short & Long Term) • Staff have FEMA Animal Search and Rescue certifications for disaster Grants and Aid assessment and advanced training in animal search and rescue • We have trained over 2,000 disaster responders since 2006
  8. 8. Red StarResponseResources Red Star’s 82-foot specialized Rescue Rig includes: • Volunteer living accommodations - self-sustaining for 12 responders, stocked with more than a weeks 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
  9. 9. Red Star Rescue Rig and Response Resources
  10. 10. Supports local shelters The Rescue Rig supports fundraising efforts of local animal shelters by appearing at local events BeyondResponse:BuildingStrength Increases local capacity The Rescue Rig supports local capacity of shelters and community emergency response through educational tours, and bringing speakers & materials to local communities Provides Training Support The Rescue Rig supports training efforts for local communities as well as Red Star Volunteers with hands-on experience with emergency tools and operations
  11. 11. Honoring 100 Years of Red Star: National Expansion Campaign As Red Star Animal Emergency Services turns 100, our vision is to ensure that, no matter what happens... All American communities and families have a real emergency plan that includes 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.
  12. 12. BuildingRegionalCapacity 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 • Volunteer Training and Preparedness Programs
  13. 13. The needs are great, and we are currently unable to meet the national demand for animal emergency response services: In the past 30 days alone, needs across our nation have 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 animalsIncreased Internationally, an earthquake in Christchurch, NZ killed over 100 people and leveled homes, and an unprecedented earthquake and tsunamiCapacity… ravaged Japan with thousands dead – this could happen anytime in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Memphis or St. Louis. Some years, such as 2008, we experienced a string of simultaneous andIncreased back-to-back rescues. Impact Increased capacity in each FEMA region would ensure that we can always be there. Everywhere.
  14. 14. Robin Ganzert, Ph.D.President & CEORobinG@AmericanHumane.orgKatrina BriddellDirector, Foundation RelationsKatrinaB@AmericanHumane.org(202) 677-4213

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