Help emergency rescue teams receive proper supplies to save animals that are in need during emergencies.
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, more than 250,000 animals were left stranded and homeless. Not only do these disasters impact millions of people, but they also change the lives of thousands of animals, who must be rescued, evacuated, and taken to shelters where they can be reunited with their families or adopted.
At this critical time, animal rescue efforts on the East Coast are greatly under-resourced. Few organizations are able to bring together more than a dozen swift-water trained rescuers with appropriate equipment. Government agencies are seeking a partner to lead disaster relief efforts for animals on the East Coast, but to date, they have not identified a group with the capacity to play that role.
GreaterGood.org partners with The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) to educate an Emergency Rescue Team to address this need, and to provide them with necessary supplies. The Emergency Rescue Team will be a primary resource for all storm-ravaged areas on the East Coast and beyond where animals require life-saving rescue and evacuation. HRA will deploy staff members to other shelters and rescue organizations in the face of hurricanes and other natural disasters to assist with animal care.
You can help. Just $7 helps provide supplies and training for Emergency Rescue Teams. With additional training and equipment, and support from donors like you, they are capable of becoming the animal relief and rescue team that is so greatly needed on the Atlantic coast.
The Humane Rescue Alliance's mission is to protect animals, support families, and advocate for positive change to create a world where all animals thrive. Our goal is to enrich the humanity of our communities by promoting compassion and encouraging people to find joy, comfort, and companionship through the love and appreciation of animals.
GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.