Jen Leary founder of Red Paw Emergency relief for animals in disaster is a non-profit based in Phila Pa.
Jen Leary is a visionary hard worker who started the nonprofit after seeing the heartbreak and confusion of too many pet owners during her work as a city firefighter and Red Cross volunteer. Red Paw then teamed up with the local Red Cross about 18 months ago.
Before Red Paw, the Red Cross had no uniform approach to handling displaced animals — each case depended on the location of the disaster and the available responders.
Red Paw is now the go-to group whenever Red Cross clients and any other person in the Philadelphia and outlying areas need help with their animals. It's a model that Leary hopes to replicate in other states.
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