RedRover News



July 24, 2018

Hurricane Harvey one year later: Helping communities rebuild

By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services On August 25, 2017, the catastrophic storm Hurricane Harvey hit the Middle Texas coast and caused immense damage […]
July 18, 2018

Lola’s Happy Tail

Lola the cat was having a tough time when her person, Amanda, reached out to RedRover. Lola’s difficulties started with pancreatitis, which made her lose her […]
July 18, 2018

RedRover Readers volunteer is also a Humane Hero

Kathy Albiani, RedRover Readers’ newest trained volunteer and real-life humane hero, recently practiced empathy and compassion by rescuing a goat from her brother-in-law’s goat herd. She […]
July 6, 2018

Disaster resources for California wildfires

View and share our Fire Safety Tips for Pets

RedRover Responders volunteers are being deployed to provide emergency sheltering for animals displaced by the fires in Northern California. Here is a list of currently available emergency animal shelters and resources in both California and Canada.

July 3, 2018

Teaching kids about animals at Camp Kindness

RedRover is partnering with the Sacramento SPCA to bring the RedRover Readers program to more students! The Sacramento SPCA delivers their humane education programs in local […]
July 2, 2018

Hands-on learning for kids helping community cats

When Pets Alive Kids Team, a humane education program in Middleton, New York, finished reading the RedRover Readers program book Nobody’s Cats, they felt inspired to […]
June 27, 2018

Camping with Canines

By Mat Coulton, Guest Blogger If you’re planning a family vacation that includes outdoor adventuring this summer, be sure to take into account your four-legged family […]
June 16, 2018

Pet Summer Safety Outdoor Tips

Summertime means more time outdoors and, hopefully, lots of play time for you and your pets. But beware of common yard and garden substances that can be hazardous to animals who eat them. 

“Many of the plants in our gardens and the products we use to care for them can cause intestinal upset and other medical complications in dogs and cats,” says RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “With summer upon us, we’ll be spending more time outdoors and must make sure our pets don’t eat these dangerous and potentially lethal substances.”

June 14, 2018

Because of you, Emme is acting like a puppy again

Emme, an 11-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, is Christine’s best friend and confidante. After she was diagnosed with diabetes a year and a half ago, she developed cataracts, […]

 
August 7, 2014

Left to fend for himself, Thomas the cat finds a forever family

Thomas the cat is lucky to that there are people like Tracy in the world. Thomas, a handsome grey cat with bright green eyes, was left to fend for himself in the outside world when his previous owners moved away. Not only did they leave social, friendly Thomas outside, they gave him little chance of survival.

July 30, 2014

A Hero for the Animals: David Middlesworth

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden passing of David Middlesworth, one of RedRover’s Board of Directors, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. David was a celebrated animal advocate who served as RedRover’s Board Chair for many years and was the founder of V-dog, a plant-based dog food company. Please join us in sending our condolences to Linda Middlesworth, his loving wife and best friend of 51 years, and their family and friends. He will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, sense of humor and warm smile.

July 25, 2014

A week apart: from workshop to deployment

Newly trained volunteers often ask, “How long will it be before I receive a deployment request?” Well, for six newly trained volunteers, the answer was: five days! On July 12, RedRover held a training workshop in Kennesaw, Georgia, and then just five days later, we received a deployment request from officials in Cherokee County, one county over from the workshop location. Six of the volunteers who had attended the workshop signed up to help.

July 17, 2014

From fearful victim to safe survivor

When you move to a brand new city, it’s normal to feel some fear and anxiety. But when Robin*, a long-time cat lover, moved to a new city in Michigan with her husband, all she began to experience was fear. Her abusive husband became increasingly violent. Robin feared that her abuser would retaliate her young cats, CJ and Sam, if she left them behind.

July 16, 2014

Beacon of Hope aims to provide safe haven for pets and people from domestic violence

Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Inc., a domestic violence shelter in Indianapolis, Indiana, is committed to keeping families safe, including family members of furry nature.

Watch this video and see how this domestic violence shelter recognized the need for safe housing for pets, and found a way to help.

July 8, 2014

Powerful video makes the case for pets at domestic violence shelters

In less than five minutes, this powerful video will make you a believer in having pet housing at domestic violence shelters. You'll understand why we think it's so important to preserve the amazing bond between people and animals.

June 17, 2014

Happy update on Festus!

Jean was at home cooking breakfast when her son Jason called. While driving to work, he spotted a little beagle lying on the side of the road. He couldn’t just pass by and leave him to suffer, so Jason pulled over, scooped up the limp dog and drove him to a friend’s house. He called his mom and asked if she would pick up little “Festus” and take him to a veterinarian.

June 17, 2014

Happy update on Festus!

Jean was at home cooking breakfast when her son Jason called. While driving to work, he spotted a little beagle lying on the side of the road. He couldn’t just pass by and leave him to suffer, so Jason pulled over, scooped up the limp dog and drove him to a friend’s house. He called his mom and asked if she would pick up little “Festus” and take him to a veterinarian.

June 17, 2014

When puppies call, RedRover answers

When RedRover Responders volunteers arrived in the Estrie region of Quebec to help care for rescued puppy mill dogs, they knew they were going to be able to give them a fresh start.