RedRover News

August 15, 2022

Collaborating on the Navajo Nation

By Devon Krusko, Field Services and Community Programs Manager Our June 2022 deployment to the Navajo Nation came after months of learning, talking, and collaborating with […]
August 15, 2022

Partners in Love: Wolf’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Tracy noticed right away when her family dog Wolf became lethargic, which was out of character for the handsome […]
August 15, 2022

Saying “yes” to survivors with pets

By Katie Campbell, Director of Collaboration and Outreach Sometimes it just takes saying “yes.” Yes to taking on something new and, in the process, you might […]
August 15, 2022

“A Present and a Gift”: Pharrah’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator “Pharrah was found in an old building under renovation as she tumbled out of a broken stairwell, apparently the […]
August 12, 2022

From Australia to Oregon: A pandemic Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Clothes, books, passport…and Jenny. When Candice came to the United States from Australia, she made absolutely certain that […]
August 10, 2022

Collaborating for change in West Texas

By Devon Krusko, Field Services & Community Programs Manager I was immediately drawn to Karen Patterson, vice president of Fix West Texas, when we first met […]
August 10, 2022

Learning resilience through fostering kittens

By Tara Lenehan, RedRover Education Coordinator Before Alice and her family began fostering kittens through the Marlboro County Humane Society, in South Carolina, they fostered orphan […]
July 13, 2022

A Happy, Hoppy Hippo: Judge’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator When Erica became a single mother, she was grateful to have her handsome Pittie, Judge, by her side as […]
July 11, 2022

Smiling Violet: A Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator As 2021 wore on, Haley felt her mental health worsening, hitting its lowest by the beginning of November. She […]

August 19, 2009

Victory Day!

Want to learn more about the court victory that set 550 dogs rescued from a Kaufman County, Texas puppy mill on the path to better lives?

Watch this video, featuring many of UAN's EARS volunteers, produced by The HSUS:

August 19, 2009

A bad hair day turns good

Submitted by Janell Matthies, UAN Emergency Services Manager

After our amazingly good day Monday, the volunteers and animals are still in a celebratory mood. Chatting mingles with barking and yips to make the sound of a happy shelter. We are getting ready to say "good-bye" to some of our new furry friends and telling them all about the great life that awaits them.

August 17, 2009

Another win for the animals!

The woman accused of operating a puppy mill in Kaufman County, Texas will lose custody of the hundreds of animal in her care, a judge ruled today. Volunteers and staff with UAN, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake will now begin transporting the animals from the temporary shelter where they've been for the past week to rescue groups and shelters for foster care and adoption.

See news coverage of the verdict.

August 17, 2009

Everything is bigger in Texas

Submitted by Janell Matthies, UAN Emergency Services Manager

August 14, 2009

Catching our breath

Submitted by Emergency Services Manager Janell Matthies (pictured at top)

It’s day six at the emergency shelter in Kaufman Texas and I am just now finding a moment to sit down and let you all know what has been happening here.

August 13, 2009

Light at the end of the tunnel

Nearly 600 dogs and puppies tasted hope on Tuesday when they were freed from a puppy mill in Kaufman County, Texas.

July 28, 2009

Goodbye with Grace

Submitted by Janell Matthies, UAN Emergency Services Manager

So I’m saying goodbye to all of my friends (dogs, cat, duck and human) from Hawaii. As usual it’s difficult to leave, but comforting to know the animals are in such capable hands. The local organizations involved are more than incredible. I have never met a group of people more willing and actually pleased to do ANYTHING for the animals -- whether it’s cleaning poop, washing dirty crates, sweeping, paperwork or the fun part of actually loving on the animals.

July 24, 2009

Video of dogs rescued in Hawaii

"400 neglected animals rescued, almost ready for adoption," from KHNL.

Video of the dogs being removed from the property, from HSUS.

July 23, 2009

A few of our favorite things

Submitted by Janell Matthies, UAN Emergency Services Manager

Since Happy Sue has gone to the vet for treatment and local volunteers jumped at the chance to foster her, we have redirected our affections to the many other animals in our care.

During lunch today I asked the volunteers to tell me who was their favorite and why. This is a sampling of their answers:

- "Mary, the red pit. She is really shy, but trying so hard to give us another chance." (picture 1 below)