RedRover News



April 11, 2017

Support the PAWS Act

The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act will not only allow victims to recover costs of veterinary care, it prohibits abusers from crossing state lines to harm pets, and it creates federal funding to provide emergency shelter to victims’ pets.

April 10, 2017

Thank you for giving BIG for animals!

You did it! Because of you, we not only met our goal for the Big Day of Giving - we surpassed it! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise more than $17,000 in one day for animals and people in crisis. Your dedication and kindness showed that together, we can do so much.

April 6, 2017

Top 3 Preventable Pet Illnesses and Injuries

written by Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II

April 3, 2017

RedRover named a Top Rated Pet Charity for 2017

This article was researched and written by Kyle Holgate of the pet blog Woof & Whiskers

Is the welfare of animals near and dear to your heart? If so, you’d be deeply saddened to know that The Humane Society estimates that 2.4 million healthy pets are euthanized every year in the United States due to overpopulation.

March 28, 2017

Put your best #pawsforward on social media

Thank you for becoming a 30th Anniversary Champion! There are so many ways you can help us celebrate and spread kindness in the months ahead. Please use these step-by-step instructions for sharing our lifesaving work and celebrating the act of compassion through social media.

March 7, 2017

Kate's birthday wish: A better life for animals

March 7, 2017

Kindness extends beyond the classroom

Our RedRover Readers program is designed to prevent animal cruelty by fostering empathy in children. One teacher recently described how the program’s impact shows up in her classroom, from improving kids' reading skills to the displays of kindness toward special needs students, pets and even stray dogs.

February 21, 2017

Hands-on collaboration for families escaping violence

By RedRover Relief Program Coordinator II, Laurel Meleski

In November, my colleague Rachel and I had the privilege of working alongside our amazing RedRover Responders volunteers on a special collaboration to help domestic violence victims and their pets in Longview, Washington.

Working together with Rescue Rebuild, our task was to transform three rooms at Emergency Support Shelter (ESS) into pet-friendly, co-sheltering spaces.

February 14, 2017

Resources for Oroville area evacuees

RedRover Responders are on the ground in Chico, California, helping to provide animal emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by the Oroville spillway evacuations. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.


 
October 18, 2013

Quiet words heal broken bodies and minds

Sometimes quiet words are the greatest gift to those in need.

RedRover Responders volunteers experienced the power of this gift after helping to care for hundreds of dogs rescued from a massive dogfighting ring last week.

October 7, 2013

Hundreds of dogs, enough love to go around

At a temporary shelter in the southeastern United States, hundreds of dogs are receiving loving care and medical attention, perhaps for the first time in their lives, after their rescue from the second largest criminal dogfighting ring in the history of the United States.

Such a high-profile criminal case requires extreme discretion by everyone involved, including the seven RedRover Responders volunteers who were asked to deploy to the temporary shelter managed by the ASPCA.

October 3, 2013

RedRover monitoring Tropical Storm Karen

According to the National Hurricane Center, a hurricane watch is in effect from Grand Isle, Louisiana, east to Indian Pass, Florida, after Tropical Storm Karen formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Karen to be at or near hurricane-strength on Friday; the center of the storm is expected to arrive on Saturday.

September 27, 2013

Randon's rescue

Danya and Brent are known in their community as the “animal rescue folks,” so it was no surprise when a neighbor asked them to take in a tiny kitten who needed their help.

Unfortunately, the kitten (who they named “Randon”) had been attacked by another animal and sustained very serious injuries. Randon initially received stitches and had a broken leg repaired, but there were complications with Randon's wounds and an emergency amputation was needed.

September 27, 2013

Randon's rescue

Danya and Brent are known in their community as the “animal rescue folks,” so it was no surprise when a neighbor asked them to take in a tiny kitten who needed their help.

Unfortunately, the kitten (who they named “Randon”) had been attacked by another animal and sustained very serious injuries. Randon initially received stitches and had a broken leg repaired, but there were complications with Randon's wounds and an emergency amputation was needed.

September 19, 2013

UPDATE: RedRover Responders and Colorado flood situation

As the rising flood waters have devastated the town of Boulder, Colorado, and surrounding areas, RedRover Emergency Services Manager Beth Gammie has been reaching out to offer RedRover Responders' support to Colorado animal agencies such as  PetAid Colorado, Humane Society of Boulder, the Larimer Humane Society and other Colorado rescues and shelters.  

September 17, 2013

VIDEO: 367 dogs rescued from dogfighting ring receive some TLC

367 dogs rescued from the second-largest dogfighting ring bust in United States history are getting the TLC they deserve, and our RedRover Responders volunteers will be deploying at the end of the month to assist the ASPCA in their ongoing care. 

Watch this video from Anderson Cooper 360 about their story:

September 16, 2013

Cayley is recovering thanks to you

YOU DID IT!

Thanks to your donations, Cayley, the dog with severe motor oil burns, is receiving the ongoing care she needs. Her burn wounds are healing nicely and she is recovering well in her foster home. 

September 16, 2013

Cayley is recovering thanks to you

YOU DID IT!

Thanks to your donations, Cayley, the dog with severe motor oil burns, is receiving the ongoing care she needs. Her burn wounds are healing nicely and she is recovering well in her foster home.