RedRover News



December 9, 2015

You saved Tyson’s life!

Shelly welcomed Tyson into her family’s home last spring, only a few months after their beloved mastiff had passed away from old age. Shelly knew Tyson was meant to be a member of their family and he instantly bonded with their other dog.

December 9, 2015

You saved Tyson’s life!

Shelly welcomed Tyson into her family’s home last spring, only a few months after their beloved mastiff had passed away from old age. Shelly knew Tyson was meant to be a member of their family and he instantly bonded with their other dog.

December 8, 2015

Paloma learns about dogs from RedRover Readers

Students in Sacramento, California, changed their minds about animals after the RedRover Readers program came to their school. “The RedRover stories made me feel happy and excited. I used to be afraid of dogs but RedRover dog books have made me not be afraid." - Paloma, age 8.

November 19, 2015

You make us proud

So far this year, you’ve helped more than 1,200 animals by supporting the RedRover Responders program. Animals who were neglected, malnourished, deprived of basic care because of animal cruelty, or separated from their families because of natural disasters. These animals got a second chance at a new journey and a chance at happiness – because of you.

 

November 9, 2015

Students say Thank You for the RedRover Readers program

In the spirit of gratitude and being thankful, here are a few of our favorite thank you notes we’ve received recently from students who have participated in the RedRover Readers program:

      

November 9, 2015

Infographic: Pets are good for you

We cherish our pets because they give us unconditional love and acceptance, but did you know they also come with health benefits for both adults and children?  Here are some healthy reasons to be thankful for our pets.

November 5, 2015

Andy's outdoor adventures

Andy is a beloved indoor cat who, one day when his owner Amy wasn't looking, snuck outside and had an accident. When Amy finally found him, his jaw was obviously injured and and he was bleeding. Andy's family immediately took the injured cat to the ER vet and found out that Andy’s jaw was broken in two places, and that without surgery, he would not be able to eat.

November 5, 2015

Andy's outdoor adventures

Andy is a beloved indoor cat who, one day when his owner Amy wasn't looking, snuck outside and had an accident. When Amy finally found him, his jaw was obviously injured and and he was bleeding. Andy's family immediately took the injured cat to the ER vet and found out that Andy’s jaw was broken in two places, and that without surgery, he would not be able to eat.

November 3, 2015

It takes a village to help victims and their pets

Each week here at RedRover, we receive requests for help for pets of people facing domestic violence. The RedRover Safe Escape program provides financial assistance to place pets in a safe enviornment, such as a boarding facility, while their family resides safely at a domestic violence shelter. 

We received this letter from a family violence advocate, telling the story of Elizabeth* and her pets. Elizabeth and her family wouldn't be safe and sound today without your support – thank you!


 
January 13, 2013

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January 13, 2013

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January 8, 2013

Interview: RedRover Readers educates and empowers youth

Sarah Kesty is a special education resource specialist at an elementary school in Sacramento, California and is trained to implement the RedRover Readers curriculum. She gives up her lunches on Fridays to visit multiple classrooms on her campus and implement the curriculum. 

December 21, 2012

When cleaning a litterbox makes you cry

The RedRover Responders volunteer team continues to provide daily care and enrichment to 165 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies displaced by Superstorm Sandy and currently housed in a temporary emergency animal shelter in Brooklyn, New York. 

December 19, 2012

Classroom drills to animal shelter skills

Nearly two months after Superstorm Sandy devastated areas of New York, New Jersey and beyond, RedRover Responders volunteers are at it again to help animals in need. This week, 13 RedRover Responders volunteers will travel to care for displaced animals at a temporary Brooklyn, New York, shelter operated by the ASPCA. 

September 24, 2012

A man and his piglet

Honey, a two-month-old piglet, was found alone on a levee surrounded by Hurricane Isaac's floodwater in Plaquemines Parish. Lori Wilson, in conjunction with the local animal control, brought him back to Rescue Ranch, her equine sanctuary and rescue group, where RedRover Responders volunteers were stationed to help care for equines affected by flooding.
 

September 18, 2012

Lachute, Québec dog rescue: one year anniversary

By Jennifer Johnston, RedRover Responders volunteer Guest contributor and volunteer Communications Assistant

September 12, 2012

"Somebody get me an appointment with a chiropractor!"

By Linda Bak, RedRover Development Manager

September 10, 2012

Hurricane Isaac: Photos

On September 1, five RedRover Responders volunteers traveled to Alexandria, Louisiana, to provide emergency sheltering for animal victims of Hurricane Isaac. Volunteers assisted evacuated pet owners with the daily care of their pets, and provided food, water and comfort for pets whose families were not located nearby until they could be reunited. Over the course of 3 days, our volunteers cared for nearly 150 animals.

Here are a few of our photos from the emergency shelter, taken by RedRover Responders volunteer Kevin Boyle.