Pet Rescue and Reunification has been on a mission truly from it's start. An undeniable beating heart for many communities in Northern California. It's first effort started during the First Emergency Disaster that took place back in 2015 during the Hidden Valley Fire. Then kept launching year after year for the surrounding areas. No matter what the hurdle was we had rolled with the tides and grew strong and became who we are today. We have hopes to continue to grow as a group and to new areas. We are a unique group of volunteers who use social media platforms, community Resources and our very own field team to Rescue & Reunite owners and their pets during and after a disaster. We have utilized the power of the internet and our very own data software to gather thousands of community members and build somewhat of an epic centralized bulletin board to match all pets lost, found, sighted and trapped. This data is collected, sorted, identified, located and in result reunited back with their owners. We have multiple teams set up to execute these efforts.
Under the Administration team we have the following sub groups to carry out specific tasks and duties online. As folllows-
Facebook group Moderators: Welcome new members, help them to any resources we have compiled, help them make a report for their lost/found pet. Provide any guidence or support they may need from the group or direct them to Senior Admins for assistance. Along with being the peacekeeper of the online space and community.
Facebook timeline team: Works all incoming pending posts and messages from all social media platforms, shelters, clinics, even down to emails, text, phone calls and in person reports of lost pets, found pets to sighted pets. They compile all the missing information needed to complete the report. This information is then entered into our database and posted on to our Facebook group/page designated to that specific disaster.
Matching team: Takes all the information that has been gathered by the Timeline team and cross references all reports to find a match with photos, maps of locations, and general text. They will reach out to owners with any potential matches for positive IDs.
Admins: Oversees the whole group/page direction of focus, energy moral and keep up with any updates for that specific emergency event. Along with outreach to any of the local shelters, vet clinics, rescue agencies, etc. for donations, pet intake statuses, or anyone who could help our efforts.
Senior Admins: Are the most experienced. Only a few have been here from the start and
endured multiple disaster efforts.These individuals are ones who created this from it's seed and grew it into what it now becomes today. Job duties still call without fail. They launch new groups/pages for each needed disaster. Puts together all group policies, settings and resources. Conducts all online volunteer trainings, manages all admin teams and communicates with the field teams. Gains owners approvals for entry and rescue. Builds and maintains website & software.
Then we have the Field Team: Built up by thick skinned & big heart individuals. Launched boots on the ground!
Team leads: Are the ones who communicate directly with the admin team to process data reports for public viewing. Main contact between any county offical agencies for safety, updates and entry approval for rescues. Manages field crews and feeding teams. Builds and trains all field volunteers. Recieves any supply donations on site and preforms any need for transfers. Holds all the owners sensitive contact information and handles all target zones in disaster areas. Along with all of field crew job duties.
Field crews: Works directly with owners and fulfills requests. No job too big for this crew. Preforms home checks at owners requests, sets up target traps and monitors target areas. Scans on site for microchip. Works with local vet clinics, shelters, rescues and fosters for any care and assistance.
Without online or field teams we wouldn't be able to assist the community during and months sometimes a year after to help the many families looking for their furry loved ones. No pet is too small or too big for us. We have had everything to anything lost/found reunited!
Our goal is to be self sufficient and able to conduct all areas of our group to work as one. When we gain independence to officially be our very own non profit group we have the freedom to accept our own donations. Being able to have a solid foundation to lead the group to continual success and growth beyond our original grounds into a larger span would be something we definitely could expand to. The glory of internet and the power of the heart in people we can achieve great reunites for them in our communities during these disasters that stood in between them.