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About the Staff

Randy Wheat President/Founder.

Born in Central Illinois where he grew up with many animals. His love for animals has excelled to open a no-kill animal rescue/shelter. With the passion to help animals. Currently has been rescuing in Missouri/Arkansas/Tennessee disasters, Illinois floods, Street dog clean up, Louisiana. BP Oil Spill Gulf Coast(Louisiana). He spent time in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina helping save many animals. He has rescued with and learned from some of the top line rescuers in the nation. He helped with rescue in the Mid-West floods. He is FEMA certified, IS-10, IS-11, IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800. along with Red Cross.
Certified: Disaster Animal Responds Training.
Certified: Illinois State Humane Investigator.
Certified: Emergency Animal Rescue Service.

RAIN has rescued with:

 World Animal Awareness Society___________________________ http://www.wa2s.org/

 IFAW / International Fund for Animal Welfare___________________ http://www.IFAW.org/

 HSUS / Humane Society of the United States___________________ http://www.humanesociety.org/

 ASPCA / American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals_  http://www.aspca.org/

 HSCI / Humane Society of Central Illinois (IL)__________________  http://www.hscipets.org/

 Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (UT)_________________________  http://www.bestfriends.org/

 ARNO / Animal Rescue New Orleans (LA)_____________________  http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org/

 Farm Sanctuary (NY)_____________________________________ http://www.farmsanctuary.org/

 LCA / Last Chance for Animals (CA) _________________________ http://www.lcanimal.org/

 Kinship Circle  (MO)______________________________________ http://www.kinshipcircle.org/

 UAN / United Animal Nations (CA)____________________________ http://www.uan.org/

 Animal Rescue Front (LA)__________________________________ http://www.animalrescuefront.org/

 Muttshack______________________________________________ http://www.muttshack.org/

Rachel McKay Laskowski - Disaster Rescue
Oil Spill Response Training, Tri-State Bird Rescue, Newark, DE
July 7, 2007

Hazmat Materials Awareness, PA State Fire Academy,  5/10/08
Amateur Wildlife Photographer www.arcolaisland.blogspot.com
FEMA Incident Command classes: 
- 5A (Hazmat)
- 10 & 11 (Animals in Disasters)
- 22 (Citizen Preparedness) 
- 100 (Intro to ICS)
- 111 (Livestock in Disasters)
- 200 (Resources and Initial Action Incidents)
- 244 (Developing & Managing Volunteers)
- 700 (ICS Into)
- 800 (National Response Framework)
- 809 (Search and Rescue)
- 120a (Into to Exercises)
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training, 
TLAER.org, 7/06
Animal Decontamination Training, TLAER.org, 7/06

Barn Fire Safety & Prevention Program, PA Livestock - 
Team & Equine Counsel, 12/12/06

Member of Chester CART and Mont CART (County 
Animal Response Team, PA, 2/06 - present.

Chester County CERT

Red Cross Sheltering & Disaster training, 9/05

CPR/AED (2/15/2009-2/15/2012)
First Aid (2/15/2009-2/15/2012

Former member of Greater Philadelphia SAR training a 
Airscent dog from 2/07-8/09


22 hours HSUS Animals in Disaster Conference,

HSUS Emergency Animal Sheltering 10/20-22/2007

Red Cross, Tylertown, MS Debit Cards & Supply Relief, 
Sept 2005

HSUS - Lamar Dixon Site Food and Water and Rescue, Sept. 2005 & October 2005

Animal Rescue New Orleans - Hound Zero, October & November 2005. Dog trapping and extracting

ARNO & Best Friends, Trapping and Extraction Dog Mothers & Pups, January 2006

Compass and map skills, rock climber, caving, former Whitewater Kayak teacher, experienced cook for 20+ people, experience fostering puppies from problem shelters that have mange, heartworm, distemper, ringworm, etc.

Lydia-Disaster Rescue/Trainer
Emergency Animal Rescue Service
Livestock in Disasters

Planned Pethood
Animal House Rescue
Deacons Hope-German Shepherd Rescue
4 Paws Sake

 Special Thanks to:

 Dr. Abrew

 M. Barry Office

 Trinity Design

Bombshell Customs

Neighborhood Thrift Store

The Holmes Family
In Memory of Leslie


  • Randy Wheat
  • Shanin Abrew
  • Sharon Wheat


  •  If you would like to volunteer please go to contact page.