RedRover News



July 7, 2017

When wildlife appears at your front door

By Laurel Meleski, Program Coordinator II

One of my favorite things about living in the Sacramento area is being so close to the river. There are some beautiful trails to walk, and you can see birds, deer, and squirrels year-round. Even so, my 4th of July weekend was notably full of wildlife this year. In addition to the wildlife I usually see, I got to see a family of river otters on the South Mokelumne River, plus two coyote and four beaver on the American River. Then I saw, up close and personal, eight baby opossum on my doorstep.

July 5, 2017

How to Prevent the “Summer Slide”

Summer is a much needed break for teachers, students and parents - but sometimes when the inertia of classwork ceases, so can students’ exposure to educational resources. Here are some ideas to minimize the “summer slide.”

July 5, 2017

Summer Reading List for All Ages

Looking for summer reading for every age? Try these from RedRover’s Recommended Books with Humane Themes book list:

Ages 2+:
What’s in a Woof is a fun and colorful book about understanding dogs’ special ways of communicating. This book is perfect for reading to children who are learning word recognition and who would enjoy looking at vibrant pictures of dogs. There is even a coloring book where children can color in pictures of dogs throughout the book!

June 22, 2017

Three cheers for Jarvis the therapy dog!

When Jennifer decided to dedicate her career to helping disabled and elderly individuals, she wanted to adopt a dog that could join her when working with her clients. Jarvis, a former stray at her local shelter, ended up being her perfect match.

June 22, 2017

Three cheers for Jarvis the therapy dog!

When Jennifer decided to dedicate her career to helping disabled and elderly individuals, she wanted to adopt a dog that could join her when working with her clients. Jarvis, a former stray at her local shelter, ended up being her perfect match.

June 13, 2017

Pet Preparedness Month: Essential tips for pet safety

It’s easy to remember to prepare for ourselves in case of an emergency, but what about our pets? Join RedRover in celebrating Pet Preparedness Month by setting aside emergency items that are often overlooked by pet owners.

In case of an emergency, prepare the following for your pet(s):

June 12, 2017

Eyewitness to Humankind: RedRover Responders looks back

By Jeane Westin
From Northern California flood response, 1997

I guess I’d grown cynical. Over the years the wrong presidential candidates were elected, vicious crime seemed to dominate the news of the nation, and in my own neighborhood a depraved cat torturer was on the loose. I wasn’t always an enthusiastic booster of the human race. Until Saturday, January 4, 1997.

May 25, 2017

Cat-tastrophe! Solving Cat Overpopulation Sites

In April 2016, our RedRover Responders team deployed to Core Creek, Pennsylvania, to assist with a large-scale Trap-Treat-Neuter-Place/Return program for hundreds of community cats. RedRover Director of Field Services, Beth Gammie, wrote about the experience of using collaboration to create a solution for a seemingly impossible situation.

May 11, 2017

Lifesaving help for a veteran’s best friend

Brandon is a disabled veteran whose closest companion is his beloved Dalmatian, Baby Girl. Brandon and Baby Girl had been living in Colorado when he decided to move back to his hometown in Pennsylvania. He packed up all their belongings and headed out with a truck, a travel trailer and Baby Girl by his side. Everything was going well until the draft of a passing semi sent his trailer fishtailing down a Missouri highway. Unable to regain control, Brandon’s truck and trailer flipped and rolled four times before coming to a stop.


 
December 10, 2013

Brutus: From shelter life to happy home

When Brutus the cat was rescued from a high-volume shelter in California, his rescuers knew that the odds of finding him a home were stacked against him. He was large, black, incredibly fluffy and old – and he landed in the shelter in the midst of kitten season.

December 6, 2013

Happy Ending: Raven

After learning from a co-worker that a puppy in her neighborhood was being abused and neglected, Jordan, a long-time animal lover, stepped up and offered to rescue the three-month-old Labrador mix puppy. She named her Raven, and knowing she needed medical attention, Jordan immediately took little Raven to a veterinarian for a check-up.

December 6, 2013

Happy Ending: Raven

After learning from a co-worker that a puppy in her neighborhood was being abused and neglected, Jordan, a long-time animal lover, stepped up and offered to rescue the three-month-old Labrador mix puppy. She named her Raven, and knowing she needed medical attention, Jordan immediately took little Raven to a veterinarian for a check-up.

December 2, 2013

VIDEO: Cold weather and puppy kisses

Cold weather is no match for puppy kisses – just ask our RedRover Responders volunteers, who recently deployed to rural Quebec to care for 80 dogs and puppies rescued from a unsafe living conditions.

Read more details about the rescue

November 25, 2013

VIDEO: This happened thanks to YOU!

So far in 2013, our RedRover Responders volunteers have traveled to 12 deployments and spent over 3,800 hours of their own time to help nearly 1,100 animals in crisis. 

November 22, 2013

VIDEO: Thank you for helping Gargamel!

Remember Gargamel, the American Bulldog who needed our help?

Look at him now!  Thanks to your support, Gargamel got the help he needed to recover and become a happy, healthy boy.

Read Gargamel's full story

November 22, 2013

VIDEO: Thank you for helping Gargamel!

Remember Gargamel, the American Bulldog who needed our help?

Look at him now!  Thanks to your support, Gargamel got the help he needed to recover and become a happy, healthy boy.

Read Gargamel's full story

November 19, 2013

Oreo’s sweet tooth got him into trouble

Kimberly always knew that Oreo had a sweet tooth, and not just for sugary cookies. To Kimberly’s dismay, Oreo was the kind of cat who would occasionally get himself into trouble eating random bits of anything, including rubber bands, elastic ties and even tape.

November 19, 2013

Be our lucky winner with Lucky Dog!

We are thrilled to announce that the royalties from a new children’s book from Scholastic, Lucky Dog, will benefit RedRover.

Our Lucky Dog Facebook contest is now closed.