RedRover News



February 8, 2021

A happy tail for a grumpy cat

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Six years ago on a visit to their local animal shelter, Jennifer and her then 12-year-old son knew […]
February 5, 2021

Milo’s “tri-paw’d” Happy Tail

Throughout 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Justina’s most reliable source of joy and relief has been her six-year-old cat, Milo. In December 2019, she and her […]
January 12, 2021

Providing safe haven at Safe Voices Maine

In August 2019, RedRover Responders teamed up with Rescue Rebuild, a program of Greater Good Charities, to help transform one of the shelters at Safe Voices, a domestic […]
January 11, 2021

Sheltering Ruby: Helping pets during COVID-19

Michelle and her parents adopted Ruby, a fluffy little maltese, in late 2019. From the moment she saw Ruby, Michelle knew that she wanted to give […]
January 11, 2021

Safe Housing grants: On-the-ground impact

RedRover’s Safe Housing grants not only enable domestic violence shelters to create on- and off-site space to house pets, they also allow animal shelters to build dedicated […]
January 11, 2021

Answering the call for help: Training RedRover Responders volunteers online

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, […]
January 11, 2021

Championing RedRover Readers in Long Beach

The RedRover Readers program continues to grow, thanks to passionate educators across the country. We recently partnered with the Long Beach Parks and Recreation Department to […]
January 11, 2021

From orphan to beloved companion: Saving Baby Bear

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator When it rains, it pours – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica was having a particularly hard time. […]
January 11, 2021

Tiny Tim’s Triumph

By Devon Krusko, RedRover Field Services and Outreach Coordinator When I traveled to the Humane Society of Marlboro County last November, I was thrilled to find […]

 
June 18, 2008

The true meaning of "home"

Submitted by first-time EARS responder Dawn Frary of Iowa City

Wednesday began bright and early, as most mornings do, and after organizing ourselves the night before, most of us EARS volunteers were on dog-walking duty at 8 a.m. Volunteers from the community continued to show up today and lend a hand wherever they were needed -- whether that was walking dogs, cleaning cages, or escorting people who came to visit or pick up their pets.

June 17, 2008

A flood … of animals

Submitted by first-time EARS responder Dawn Frary of Iowa City

June 17, 2008

When it rains it pours

When it rains it pours. It may sound trite, but when it comes to natural disasters that affect animals, it is true. Barely 24 hours after deploying our Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers to care for the animal victims of the Humboldt Fire in Butte County, California, the call for help came again.

June 15, 2008

Responding to the Humboldt Fire

On Wednesday, June 11, a wildfire ignited in Butte County, California.

March 12, 2008

Final story about our friends from Gabbs

It’s been quite a journey for the dogs and for many of us. For the dogs, the journeys continue.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has posted wrap-up articles and photos on their Web site with updates about some of the dogs.

Thank you for all of your help, encouragement and support.

We wish each and every dog a happy, healthy, comfort-filled new life!

Warmly,
Shannon

March 6, 2008

Update from Best Friends and…..puppies?

Earlier this week, we heard from staff at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary that the four Gabbs dogs arrived safe and sound and are settling in. They reported that Nosey, Charles and Squeeky were all in their crates trying to pretend that they were invisible. Daisy was out pacing a bit but was responding when staff fed her treats.

Later in the day, the dogs were in the outdoor runs. Daisy seemed to perk up when she saw staff and was very attentive as she walked around - she would come to the fence, take a treat, walk away, come to the fence, take a treat, walk away, etc...

February 25, 2008

A few final stories from Camp Reno!

Although Camp Reno officially closed its doors last Friday, I want to share a few more nice stories about some of the dogs who were transferred to other facilities last week.

Wednesday proved to be a busy day as Steve Markwell from The Olympic Animal Sanctuary arrived to pick up five of our more socially challenged dogs. His facility is located on the Olympic Peninsula in Forks, Washington, and specializes in working with dogs who have lived on the streets -- including those from fighting bloodlines and those who have generally been abused.

February 23, 2008

Camp Reno closes

Yesterday only four dogs remained at Camp Reno. Two of them, Byron and Honora, were transported to the Santa Cruz SPCA; the remaining two dogs will stay temporarily at the Nevada Humane Society until they can arrange transport to Best Friends Animal Society, probably early next week.

Read more about Honora and Byron in this Santa Cruz Sentinel article.

More details and updates coming soon!

February 20, 2008

A day at the park