July 17th, 2023
By Rachel Stevens, Director of Programs
Our RedRover Responders staff and volunteers are gearing up for a very busy second half of 2023 caring for animals in a variety of ways across the country!
In September, we will be heading to the Navajo Nation to partner with the Parker Project to assist with unchaining, door-to-door vaccines and wellness visits, and a spay/neuter clinic. Also in September, we will be partnering with Paws NELA, which is an all volunteer organization that provides services to the local community in Louisiana. This includes spay/neuter assistance, direct animal rescue and placement from the local shelters, pet therapy programs, and humane education. RedRover and Paws NELA will be working together to provide a free wellness clinic to the community. Services will include vaccines, flea/tick prevention, pet food, heartworm prevention, and heartworm treatment.
In October, we will head to Detroit, Michigan to partner with Dog Aide and provide assistance to dog owners that are experiencing financial hardship. This incredible team focuses on outreach, providing dog food, daily care items, free spay/neuter, and building safe enclosures for dogs that live outside. RedRover will be providing both funding and volunteers to help build these enclosures and support their team. Also in October, we will head to Georgia to partner with our friends at Greater Good Charities’ Rescue Rebuild program, and help make a domestic violence shelter pet friendly, so survivors and their pets can escape abuse together and begin to heal.
Come December, we will be heading to Florida to partner once again with Operation Catnip on a “Coastal Cats” initiative, providing proactive support for free-roaming cats in hurricane- and flood-prone coastal communities in Wakulla County, Florida. In addition to assisting with large-scale TNR (trap-neuter-return) events, Coastal Cats also provides support for local cat groups through training on volunteer recruitment, working with local caregivers, and developing a trap-lend program. We are so excited to head to these five communities to support the long-term goals of the people who live there for the animals they love.