RedRover News



October 2, 2020

Why I Support the Purple Leash Project: A domestic violence survivor’s story

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In partnership with Purina, RedRover’s Purple Leash Project is working to help people and pets escape abuse together. Here is […]
September 18, 2020

RedRover Readers Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Janet Martinez

When Dr. Janet Martinez isn’t with her three beautiful, furry canine family members–Coco, Mavis, and Gigi–she works as a Health Technology Education professor at the University […]
September 16, 2020

A Happy Tail for Lolly

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator How many times have you found yourself saying, “My pet saved my life”? Perhaps for you, like so […]
September 14, 2020

Paisley’s Hoppy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Just a short time after Maggie adopted her sweet bunny Paisley from a rescue organization, COVID-19 came to […]
September 11, 2020

Gozer’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator With two dogs, a cockatoo and her sweet cat Gozer, Melissa’s home was rich with love – and […]
September 10, 2020

Emergency Animal Sheltering in the time of COVID-19

By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services The coronavirus pandemic has upended so much of normal life, and unfortunately disaster response is no exception. Concerns […]
August 25, 2020

Olive’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator We count on your continued support of RedRover as a FurEver Friend to the animals so that we […]
August 24, 2020

Saving Penelope: RedRover staff goes above and beyond

By Devon Krusko, RedRover Field Services and Outreach Coordinator In June I saw a Facebook post for a dog in need: URGENT! Needs a rescue or […]
August 24, 2020

Safe Escape Grants: Keeping families together (longer) during COVID

By Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II The Safe Escape grant program has helped families escape domestic violence with their pets since 2007. Since many domestic […]

 
July 12, 2016

A happy tale for RedRover Responders

By Donna L. Lagomarsino, RedRover Responders volunteer team leader

On a hot July morning, RedRover Responders volunteers once again descended upon the location of a temporary emergency shelter in Jefferson County, Arkansas. I say "again" because this is a location we have visited before. It is a location that breathes medical attention, improved health, quality care and a loving future for animals in crisis.

July 1, 2016

Keeping our pets calm during firework season

By Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II

Some pets are able to take fireworks in their stride. They can watch the displays with their families and remain calm, simply happy being with their people. Then there are dogs like my Bob. When fireworks go off, Bob believes that the world is coming to an end -- and that the only thing to do is climb onto my lap to shake and pant uncontrollably until the end comes. Thankfully, I've found a few different ways over the years to help my little buddy deal with this stressful time of year.

June 16, 2016

Hurricane disaster tips

Spread the word about animal disaster preparedness by downloading and sharing our free PDFs.

When a hurricane threatens, RedRover encourages residents to bring their pets with them when they evacuate. Animals left behind during hurricanes can get injured, fall ill, starve, drown from flooding, die, and hamper human evacuation and rescue efforts.

Families threatened by the storm are encouraged to:

June 14, 2016

How empathy keeps me going

By Beth Gammie, Director of Field Services

I know it can be frustrating to see other people’s lack of concern for animals. It’s easy to have reactions like, “Don’t they get it!?” or “Why can’t they see that an animal has feelings?” In essence, Why doesn’t that person have empathy for animals?

June 10, 2016

The Chronicles of Riddick: A cross-country Relief story

For Rachael, Marty, and their beloved pit bull Riddick, what started as a cross-country trip turned into an amazing journey of survival and reconnection — thanks to your support and the kindness of some empathetic strangers.

June 10, 2016

The Chronicles of Riddick: A cross-country Relief story

For Rachael, Marty, and their beloved pit bull Riddick, what started as a cross-country trip turned into an amazing journey of survival and reconnection — thanks to your support and the kindness of some empathetic strangers.

June 3, 2016

RedRover’s On-Call Angel program connects people and pets in need with donors who want to help

Watch this very special meeting between a RedRover Relief grant recipient and the donor who helped her and her dog, Bruno, when they needed it most – and witness how you can make a difference in the life of an animal by becoming an On-Call Angel.

June 2, 2016

Digital Pitchforks: Where is Empathy?

By RedRover President and CEO, Nicole Forsyth

May 25, 2016

Kids tell us what they think about RedRover Readers

After school program teacher, Alexis Sandoval, introduced her students to the RedRover Readers program in the START after school program at Golden Empire Elementary School. She then entered her school into the RedRover Readers Impact Contest -- and they won! Soon after, RedRover taught the whole school -- all 22 teachers -- to implement the RedRover Readers program in their classrooms, just in time for the 2015-2016 school year.