RedRover News



August 15, 2016

Do you have a reluctant reader? Try graphic novels!

By Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO

The transition back to school after summer can be tough, and if kids aren’t already in a habit of reading regularly, parents and educators may have a hard time kick-starting the habit again.

Children’s graphic novels may help the transition. Beautifully illustrated and engaging for kids, graphic novels provide context clues to move the story along when kids are stuck, which reduces frustration, increases comprehension and adds entertainment value that helps kids understand just how enjoyable reading can be.

July 20, 2016

You saved Flea the service dog!

When Karen’s service dog Flea became ill and stopped eating, she knew she would do whatever it took to get him the treatment he needed. Flea was always there for her in time of crisis, and now she was determined to do the same for him.

July 20, 2016

You saved Flea the service dog!

When Karen’s service dog Flea became ill and stopped eating, she knew she would do whatever it took to get him the treatment he needed. Flea was always there for her in time of crisis, and now she was determined to do the same for him.

July 13, 2016

RedRover Responders Help Community Cats on Maui

By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services

July 12, 2016

A happy tale for RedRover Responders

By Donna L. Lagomarsino, RedRover Responders volunteer team leader

On a hot July morning, RedRover Responders volunteers once again descended upon the location of a temporary emergency shelter in Jefferson County, Arkansas. I say "again" because this is a location we have visited before. It is a location that breathes medical attention, improved health, quality care and a loving future for animals in crisis.

July 1, 2016

Keeping our pets calm during firework season

By Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II

Some pets are able to take fireworks in their stride. They can watch the displays with their families and remain calm, simply happy being with their people. Then there are dogs like my Bob. When fireworks go off, Bob believes that the world is coming to an end -- and that the only thing to do is climb onto my lap to shake and pant uncontrollably until the end comes. Thankfully, I've found a few different ways over the years to help my little buddy deal with this stressful time of year.

June 16, 2016

Hurricane disaster tips

Spread the word about animal disaster preparedness by downloading and sharing our free PDFs.

When a hurricane threatens, RedRover encourages residents to bring their pets with them when they evacuate. Animals left behind during hurricanes can get injured, fall ill, starve, drown from flooding, die, and hamper human evacuation and rescue efforts.

Families threatened by the storm are encouraged to:

June 14, 2016

How empathy keeps me going

By Beth Gammie, Director of Field Services

I know it can be frustrating to see other people’s lack of concern for animals. It’s easy to have reactions like, “Don’t they get it!?” or “Why can’t they see that an animal has feelings?” In essence, Why doesn’t that person have empathy for animals?

June 10, 2016

The Chronicles of Riddick: A cross-country Relief story

For Rachael, Marty, and their beloved pit bull Riddick, what started as a cross-country trip turned into an amazing journey of survival and reconnection — thanks to your support and the kindness of some empathetic strangers.


 
June 3, 2013

RedRover Responders volunteers on the ground in Oklahoma

Since June 1, RedRover Responders volunteers have been on the ground at the temporary emergency shelter operated by the City of Moore Animal Welfare Department. RedRover was invited by the American Humane Association to care for approximately 100 displaced pets currently sheltered at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.

May 24, 2013

Happy Ending: Aurora

May 24, 2013

RedRover Responders update #2: Oklahoma tornado situation

Since Monday, RedRover has been monitoring conditions in Oklahoma and offering support from RedRover Responders to local shelters, rescues and affected agencies.

May 24, 2013

Happy Ending: Aurora

May 22, 2013

RedRover Responders update: Oklahoma tornado situation

Beginning Monday afternoon, as the deadly tornadoes struck the Oklahoma City area, RedRover Emergency Services Manager Beth Gammie has been reaching out to offer RedRover Responders' support to our partners at the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, as well as the Animal Resource Center (which is sheltering people and animals) and other Oklahoma rescues and shelters.

May 17, 2013

Happy Ending: Indo

May 6, 2013

Preschoolers learn how "Ginger Finds a Home"

Written by Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO

This Spring, I visited a preschool and used the RedRover Readers curriculum for the book Ginger Finds a Home, adapting it for children ages two to five. Typically the target age for our program is eight- and nine-year-olds, but children as young as two or even younger can begin to practice empathy.

May 2, 2013

Happy Ending: Jack

May 2, 2013

Happy Ending: Jack