RedRover News



May 11, 2017

You were their saving grace

When a veterinary emergency threatened the incredible bond that Chloe, a nine-year-old Chihuahua/Pug mix, shared with her “mom,” Susan, your support of RedRover was their saving grace.

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.

May 11, 2017

You were their saving grace

When a veterinary emergency threatened the incredible bond that Chloe, a nine-year-old Chihuahua/Pug mix, shared with her “mom,” Susan, your support of RedRover was their saving grace.

May 11, 2017

“A fantastic reminder of how compassionate humans can be”

By Katie Campbell, RedRover Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator

May 10, 2017

Meet our "Bond" contest winner!

By Maggie McMullen, Ottawa, Canada

Keegan came to me as an emergency foster from a backyard breeder.  This breeder chose to breed for appearance, regardless of the chances that the pups could be born with physical defects.

Keegan was about three months old, and I had just found out my dream career was not to be, as the company was claiming bankruptcy. I felt so destroyed and confused.

April 27, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: RedRover Responders volunteers share their experience

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we asked our RedRover Responders volunteers to share their experience of deploying with RedRover. Read their stories below.

“It’s invigorating. I thought I was going to be tired every day, and I have found that being around these people that are here for the same reason, from all walks of life, by the end of the day I’m not tired at all...You feel like you have an extended family now.” - RedRover Responders volunteer Donna Gonder, 2016 WA domestic violence shelter build

April 26, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: Andy Bass looks back on 21 years as a RedRover Responders volunteer

Andy Bass took the RedRover Responders volunteer training 21 years ago. His first deployment with RedRover (then UAN) was 8 years later for Hurricane Charley in Bartow, FL. Here, he shares an article he wrote about his experience in 2004, followed by his reflections today.

As I head up the turnpike from Fort Lauderdale to central Florida, a drive I have made many times as a dog rescuer, three thoughts cross my mind.

April 24, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: Patty Sprong, RedRover Responders volunteer

By Patty Sprong, RedRover Responders volunteer

April 20, 2017

This dog is a hero – and now she needs our help

As you're reading this, Leila, a beautiful tan dog with soulful brown eyes, is recovering from surgery to treat life-threatening injuries she sustained by protecting a family friend from physical abuse.


 
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 15, 2013

Even service dogs need help, too

Sarge is a service dog who provides emotional and physical support to Joshua, a disabled veteran who served in Afghanistan.  When an accident left Sarge’s tail badly injured and in need of surgery, Sarge was now the one in need of support. 

November 15, 2013

"These are moments I live for"

An interview with Whitney Best, RedRover Readers volunteer

By Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO

Whitney Best lives in Sacramento, California, and has volunteered with the RedRover Readers program since 2009. She visits classrooms and encourages children to think humanely about animals. She sat down with RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth to talk about what makes the RedRover Readers program unique.

Nicole: What made you decide to volunteer for RedRover?

November 15, 2013

Is your cat getting enough water?

By Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO

Did you know if you have a male cat, he is at particularly high risk for developing a urethral obstruction sometime in his life, and that this condition can be fatal in three to six days if untreated?

November 15, 2013

“Cool Crew” member launches lifesaving campaign

Paola Potts first became involved with RedRover about three years ago. As a person who is extremely sensitive to heat, she began noticing that dogs were often being left unattended in parked cars. Through research, Paola discovered the My Dog Is Cool (MDIC) website, and started distributing MDIC fliers, posters and copies of the California law to the public. Paola wanted to take it a step further, though, and in 2012, she developed a parking lot sign campaign.

November 15, 2013

Even service dogs need help, too

Sarge is a service dog who provides emotional and physical support to Joshua, a disabled veteran who served in Afghanistan.  When an accident left Sarge’s tail badly injured and in need of surgery, Sarge was now the one in need of support. 

November 12, 2013

Gargamel needs your help

Gargamel, a two-year-old American bulldog, is one of several dogs who were recently rescued from an unlicensed kennel in Placerville, California. Gargamel had been living in unsanitary conditions for several months. He weighed only 65 pounds, half the weight for a healthy dog his age.

November 4, 2013

Life at RedRover: Leili and Jack

Leili Khalessi, RedRover Marketing and Communications Manager, tells us a little bit about herself, her furry friends and why she loves working at RedRover!

Q.  What song best describes your work ethic?

October 21, 2013

Shining a light for Sarah