RedRover News



February 9, 2017

A young On-Call Angel shares her feelings on giving

Melissa Emerzian wanted to teach her nine-year-old daughter, Kate, the importance of giving back to the community, so she and Kate joined RedRover’s family of On-Call Angels in 2015. After reviewing several RedRover Relief cases, Kate got to choose the pet she wanted to personally help.

Here is what Kate had to say about her experience of giving back as an On-Call Angel:

February 9, 2017

Connection starts with awareness

By RedRover President and CEO, Nicole Forsyth

In our RedRover Readers program, we help children develop awareness of others – both animals and people – through literature.* We believe this is a skill that requires practice and is necessary in order for children to grow up to become kind and compassionate members of their community.

February 1, 2017

Animals are feeling the love in Los Angeles

How does RedRover Readers make an impact? Here's one teacher's inspiring story:

January 19, 2017

You saved Joe’s life!

Joe was the smallest of five kittens when Karen rescued the whole litter from an abandoned barn and adopted them into her family. As a single mom working three jobs, Karen is so grateful for the joy the cats bring to her and her son, especially when things get tough.

January 19, 2017

Kid-friendly tools for ending animal cruelty

When teachers like Susan Kosko, a Reading Support teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, use the RedRover Readers program, they see amazing things happen.

“My students learn valuable lessons from your books," Susan tells us. "They approach challenging subject matters in an age-appropriate manner. RedRover Readers provides teachers with the tools to address animal cruelty in a kid-friendly manner."

January 19, 2017

Giving survivor dogs a soft landing

By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services

I am here on the ground in Vero Beach, Florida, along with volunteer Team Leader Andy Bass, helping take care of dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in South Korea. The Humane Society of Vero Beach is graciously hosting these dogs, and is even taken on placing approximately 20 of these dogs.

January 19, 2017

You saved Joe’s life!

Joe was the smallest of five kittens when Karen rescued the whole litter from an abandoned barn and adopted them into her family. As a single mom working three jobs, Karen is so grateful for the joy the cats bring to her and her son, especially when things get tough.

January 13, 2017

Pet resolutions: Putting our best #pawsforward in 2017

This year, in honor of our 30th anniversary, pets of RedRover staff got in on the New Year's resolution fun with a few goals of their own:

Still looking for a resolution? Help animals all year long by becoming a FurEver Friend.

December 12, 2016

The many faces of gratitude

By Karly Noel, RedRover Director of Education and Outreach

Have you ever noticed that when you think about something often enough, you start seeing examples of it everywhere? For instance, when I was trying to decide if I should sell my old red Honda Accord, I saw that car everywhere I went...or when I was pregnant and it seemed like the only people out and about were mothers with their young babies. 


 
September 13, 2013

Big spots, bigger heart

Stacey was surprised when she found a friendly large dog with big brown spots roaming around her neighborhood. With no collar, tags or owner in sight, Stacey begin calling the pup “Petey,” but later realized Petey was a female! To keep her safe and sound, Stacey decided to give the Petey a life of safety and comfort in her own home.

Stacey took Petey to the veterinarian for an exam and learned that Petey was heartworm positive. The treatment would cost hundreds of dollars more than Stacey and her family could afford.

September 13, 2013

Big spots, bigger heart

Stacey was surprised when she found a friendly large dog with big brown spots roaming around her neighborhood. With no collar, tags or owner in sight, Stacey begin calling the pup “Petey,” but later realized Petey was a female! To keep her safe and sound, Stacey decided to give the Petey a life of safety and comfort in her own home.

Stacey took Petey to the veterinarian for an exam and learned that Petey was heartworm positive. The treatment would cost hundreds of dollars more than Stacey and her family could afford.

September 6, 2013

Polly want a cracker…or a couch cushion?

Parrots are known to be incredibly smart and sensitive – and Tarzan, a beautiful female African Grey parrot, is no different. Tarzan was poorly cared for in her previous home and had nearly plucked herself bald due to stress before finally nestling into her forever home with Pamela. With a lot of love, patience and attention, Pamela helped Tarzan get over her plucking and on the road to a happy life.

September 6, 2013

Polly want a cracker…or a couch cushion?

Parrots are known to be incredibly smart and sensitive – and Tarzan, a beautiful female African Grey parrot, is no different. Tarzan was poorly cared for in her previous home and had nearly plucked herself bald due to stress before finally nestling into her forever home with Pamela. With a lot of love, patience and attention, Pamela helped Tarzan get over her plucking and on the road to a happy life.

August 29, 2013

RedRover Relief seeks to help dog who suffers from severe motor oil burns

RedRover has received a RedRover Relief grant application for a dog in Iredell County, North Carolina that had hot motor oil poured over her body and now has severe burns as a result.  Cayley, a wirey mixed-breed dog, was surrendered to the  Iredell County Animal shelter with severe burns from her ears to the base of her tail, where it was discovered that her owner had poured hot motor oil over her skin to try and eradicate a mange problem.

August 29, 2013

Reaching out in times of trouble

Ever wonder how RedRover is asked to provide emergency sheltering assistance?

Beth Gammie, Emergency Services Manager for RedRover Responders, describes the process for reporting animals who need our help.

August 23, 2013

Important news for Gmail users from RedRover

Take action to make sure you don't miss critical animal information!

August 22, 2013

This little piggy made it all the way home

Remember Isaac?

August 16, 2013

Small dogs, loving hearts: South Carolina puppy mill deployment

“These poor babies. Wow.”