The Field Investigations and Response (FIR) team takes the ASPCA's commitment to animals to the very doorsteps where help is needed. The team travels from coast to coast responding to requests from law enforcement and animal welfare professionals.
FIR's primary goal is to remove animals from crisis situations created by natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, floods and wildfires; or by animal abuse like animal fighting, puppy mills, hoarding or neglect. From there, FIR focuses on giving animals the care they deserve and stopping cruelty at the source.
“I don't recall ever seeing a more efficient and qualified crime scene team anywhere. It definitely made a difference in the outcome of the case."
If your organization needs support to do the hard work of rescuing animals in need or investigating and then prosecuting the people who commit animal cruelty, FIR may be able to help with a number of resources.
When your organization is a FIR Response Partner, your staff and volunteers can gain invaluable experience in the field. Response Partners also can act as safety nets for animal victims rescued by the ASPCA by helping them find loving homes.
Deploying with the FIR team is tough but incredibly fulfilling work, and volunteers provide immediate, lifesaving help to animals in distress.