Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Great Virginia City Cat Rescue

RedRover Responders volunteers are in Virginia City, Nevada to assist in the rescue of over a dozen cats whose owner passed away last week.

Dubbed "Pumpkin" by RedRover Responders volunteers, this 6 year old female is going up for adoption from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Silverland Inn & Suites in Virginia City.
Volunteers arrived on Monday to assist the Nevada Humane Society with the removal of the cats from the dilapidated building where they had lived for the past 11 years. Locating the cats among the clutter and debris in the home was a challenge. Volunteers wore gloves, masks and booties to protect themselves from contamination as they coaxed the cats one by one from their hiding places behind wall panels and underneath floorboards.

RedRover Responders volunteers helped rescue over a dozen cats from this tumbledown structure.
The cats rescued that day were taken to Reno where they were treated, spayed and neutered, vaccinated and microchipped by the Nevada Humane Society. RedRover set up a temporary shelter in the basement space generously provided by the Silverland Inn & Suites where the cats would recover. Volunteers were ready to care for the cats when they returned – feeding them, cleaning the cages, and providing plenty of attention and love.

Beth Gammie, Emergency Services Manager for RedRover, checks on the rescued cats as they await transport to their temporary shelter.
Adoption events are being held daily at the Silverland Inn & Suites from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. RedRover Responders volunteers will be on site to answer any questions and complete the adoption process. Kimberly Chandler, Marketing Manager for the Nevada Humane Society and member of the rescue team said, “It would be a lovely tribute to the cats’ deceased owner if every cat can be adopted back into the community.”

If you can help with this rescue effort by donating, volunteering, or adopting, call Kimberly Chandler with the Nevada Humane Society at 775-856-2000, ext. 324. Donations and support for the RedRover Responders program can be made on our website at

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