RedRover News



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!

October 21, 2015

Stop, Drop and Rover: Practice home and fire safety for you and your pet

When we leave our pets unattended at home, we may not realize the potential dangers posed by our household items and appliances. A gas leak, dryer malfunction or frayed wire could mean serious harm, or even death for your pet.

October 19, 2015

Ernesto's kitten

by Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO

Imagine not knowing what a kitten’s “purr” or “meow” means. Ernesto, a first-grader who lives in an apartment with his mother and sister in Los Angeles, California, didn’t understand what it meant when cats purred until his first-grade teacher, Susan Courtney, introduced him to the RedRover Readers program.

October 14, 2015

We're helping flood victims in South Carolina

A message from Beth Gammie, RedRover Emergency Services Manager, on the ground in South Carolina

Dear animal supporter,

September 30, 2015

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

Join RedRover in raising awareness of the link between domestic violence and animal abuse on social media:

September 21, 2015

Sasha and Jason: Reflecting on love

by Jason Saenz, RedRover Readers volunteer

September 21, 2015

You and your pet got separated during a disaster – What now?

Do you remember the winter of 1997? It was marked by a record breaking El Nino event. Severe weather resulted in flooding in California and in the Southeast, an ice storm in the northeast and tornadoes in Florida. This year, the winter forecast predicts an even stronger El Nino event. Are you ready?

September 21, 2015

‘Surprise’ puppy gets to be a real puppy again!

Ellie Mae is an adorable beagle pup who was rescued from a very bad situation when she was only 10 weeks old. Her rescuers saw how she was being neglected and abused, and convinced the owners to give them Ellie Mae. They contacted their granddaughter, Danyelle, to see if she’d be willing to bring Ellie Mae into her home, and she said yes!

September 21, 2015

‘Surprise’ puppy gets to be a real puppy again!

Ellie Mae is an adorable beagle pup who was rescued from a very bad situation when she was only 10 weeks old. Her rescuers saw how she was being neglected and abused, and convinced the owners to give them Ellie Mae. They contacted their granddaughter, Danyelle, to see if she’d be willing to bring Ellie Mae into her home, and she said yes!


 
September 9, 2012

A rescue within a rescue

By Linda Bak, RedRover Development Manager

There's a first time for everything. For me, this is my first deployment, my first time sleeping in an animal shelter, and my first time sleeping in a room with a snake.

September 9, 2012

RedRover at Rescue Ranch

Just as one team of RedRover Responders volunteers returned home from Louisiana after caring for animals displaced by Hurricane Isaac, another team has arrived in Belle Chasse to help equines rescued from the flooding.
August 31, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Pet Shelters and Resources

RedRover Responders volunteers are on their way to Louisiana to to provide animal emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by Hurricane Isaac.

We have compiled a list of currently available emergency shelters and resources. Please contact the shelters directly for more information about what they can provide, their available space, and what pet owners need to do or bring. Read more >>

August 28, 2012

Remembering Hurricane Katrina

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into Louisiana and Mississippi – the largest and most costly natural disaster to hit the United States. Katrina touched […]
August 20, 2012

What an empty puppy mill looks like

Let's just get right to the point:

This is where the rusty cages used to be, stacked two high, with about three dogs in each cage. In just a few days, the dogs' lives have changed forever. This empty room represents freedom for the dogs who used to face living all their days, weeks, months and years here.

August 17, 2012

From No Hope to a Bright Future

Just days ago, nearly 300 dogs were in a building in the middle of cornfields. They were living their lives in rusty wire cages stacked two cages high, three dogs to a cage. They had no hope of anything changing for them.

August 16, 2012

Hundreds of dogs surrendered by owner on deathbed

August 16, 2012 – RedRover, a California-based nonprofit organization, is deploying volunteers from 9 states and Canada to care for 240 Chihuahuas and 40 Shar-Peis in Richland County, Ohio. The dogs’ owner and local breeder, Edith Buchko, is in failing health and surrendered custody of the dogs to the Humane Society of Richland County. Buchko’s son alerted RedRover of the dogs’ situation and the need for emergency care.

Read the full press release >>

July 3, 2012

Courtroom victory for the cats of Caboodle Ranch

Good news!

The 700 cats rescued from Caboodle Ranch are another step closer towards the lives they deserve, thanks to a courtroom win last week. RedRover Responders volunteers deployed three times to provide sheltering and care for the cats earlier this year after they were seized from the property.

June 30, 2012

Update on Ohio

In June 2012, RedRover Responders helped a small humane society achieve its mission and a kindly woman regain control of her life during its deployment to Brown County, Ohio. What's more, RedRover ushered 66 dogs and puppies on to healthier and happier lives.