RedRover News

May 14, 2021

Five Animal-Themed Books to Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by reading animal-themed books by Asian American authors with your children or students! These stories highlight the human-animal […]
May 14, 2021

Leading with Empathy: Behind the Scenes with Katie

By Helia Zarkhosh, RedRover Communications Coordinator What does a typical day look like for RedRover staff members? How do we answer the call for help when […]
May 13, 2021

Bringing RedRover Readers to New Brunswick!

Since schools transitioned to virtual learning during the pandemic, the RedRover Readers program has been able to reach students from all over the world. Last month […]
May 10, 2021

All Smiles for Leo

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Ginna could always see the potential in something that just needed a little TLC. She had successfully channeled […]
May 10, 2021

Harley’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator When Lisa lost her job in October, she turned to her sweet older Collie mix Harley for comfort […]
May 4, 2021

On the ground with Nicole: Building Safe Housing in New Hampshire

By Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO  In mid-April, I had the opportunity to spend four days on the ground at the Monadnock Humane Society in […]
April 15, 2021

A Safe Escape for Lisa and Cooper

After escaping her abuser, Lisa* sought refuge at a domestic violence shelter with her son and their 29-pound poodle mix named Cooper* — only to be […]
April 13, 2021

Pirate’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Three years ago, Amy* left a violent relationship behind after her husband turned his abuse on their young […]
April 13, 2021

Winnie’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator For Skeeter (they/them/their), there is one form of therapy that has been the most rewarding in managing their […]

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!


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