RedRover News



June 17, 2015

No small potatoes: Tater the cat has a new life!

Emily and her family were going through a devastating time. They had lost two of their beloved older pets to cancer within one week. The family was still mourning these losses when, less than one week later, their cat Tater was diagnosed with large bladder stones – which could lead to a life-threatening urinary blockage.

June 17, 2015

Traveling to safety: Domestic violence survivor crosses the state to find shelter for her pets

When you support RedRover’s Safe Housing program, you help domestic violence victims like Elaine* grow from victims into survivors. She and her dogs are safe because people like you care about protecting pets and people from domestic violence.

June 17, 2015

No small potatoes: Tater the cat has a new life!

Emily and her family were going through a devastating time. They had lost two of their beloved older pets to cancer within one week. The family was still mourning these losses when, less than one week later, their cat Tater was diagnosed with large bladder stones – which could lead to a life-threatening urinary blockage.

June 17, 2015

Traveling to safety: Domestic violence survivor crosses the state to find shelter for her pets

When you support RedRover’s Safe Housing program, you help domestic violence victims like Elaine* grow from victims into survivors. She and her dogs are safe because people like you care about protecting pets and people from domestic violence.

May 28, 2015

Meet a RedRover Board Member – Joshua Darrin

May 27, 2015

Dog and family stick together through domestic violence

Gina’s dog, Cooper, meant everything to her children. One of Gina’s kids had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and Cooper had bonded closely with the sick child over the years. But the entire family suffered under the hands of their abuser, and Cooper was a victim of domestic violence, too. Gina knew it was time to escape, but she wouldn’t leave without Cooper.

May 27, 2015

Resources for Texas flood and tornado victims

TEXAS

Resources for pet owners: 

Sheltering and/or veterinary care

Veterinary Emergency Team - Texas A&M University

Lost and found oets

May 27, 2015

6 tips to plan for a pet emergency

by RedRover Relief Case Manager Laurel Meleski

As pet owners, we naturally want to care for our four-legged friends, but what happens when an unexpected illness or accident happens and the cost to care for your pet is more than you can afford?

May 27, 2015

Dog and family stick together through domestic violence

Gina’s dog, Cooper, meant everything to her children. One of Gina’s kids had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and Cooper had bonded closely with the sick child over the years. But the entire family suffered under the hands of their abuser, and Cooper was a victim of domestic violence, too. Gina knew it was time to escape, but she wouldn’t leave without Cooper.


 
November 25, 2011

Why we gave Thanksgiving to the dogs

RedRover Responders volunteers in Hot Springs, Arkansas are happily spending their Thanksgiving holiday caring for the dogs and pups rescued from a puppy mill.

Kevin Boyle, from Dallas, Texas, gave up Thanksgiving at home because, “I have a simple love animals.” Taking care of animals who have been so let down by humans drives these RedRover Responders.

November 22, 2011

Thankful to be Safe

Thanksgiving week, RedRover Responders volunteers are at it again – this time in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where earlier this month, Garland County law enforcement raided a breeding operation known as Happy Times Kennel and retrieved 175 dogs and puppies.

November 4, 2011

Meet the Rowan County RedRover Responders Volunteers

Submitted by RedRover Responders volunteer Tracy J. Clark of Cookeville, Tennessee

October 28, 2011

Sheltering Dogs in Kentucky

This week, a team of 11 RedRover Responders volunteers traveled from six states to Kentucky to assist the ASPCA and the Rowan County Animal Shelter with 118 dogs rescued earlier this month from a breeding operation.

October 12, 2011

The Great Virginia City Cat Rescue

RedRover Responders volunteers are in Virginia City, Nevada to assist in the rescue of over a dozen cats whose owner passed away last week.

September 30, 2011

RedRover Responders Wrap Up in Quebec

Over 40 RedRover Responders volunteers helped set up and operate the emergency shelter in LaChute, Quebec, to care for over 500 dogs and puppies seized from a large-scale breeding operation. On Sunday, September 25, RedRover demobilized, and Humane Society International (HSI) Canada continued the care of the rescued animals.

September 22, 2011

Considering the hours

Today has been more of the same 1,000 kilometers-per-hour pace of feeding, cleaning, monitoring and more to keep the rescued dogs comfortable and safe. One news article (below) reported yesterday that 90 puppies -- and counting -- have been born at the temporary emergency shelter since the dogs' rescue. It's hard to imagine keeping track of all those pregnant mamas, nursing mamas, delivering mamas... and all their darling bundles of joy.

September 21, 2011

We'll take our puppy kisses to go, please

Deployments are always physically challenging. The very nature of the work we do -- temporary emergency animal sheltering -- means lots of bending and lifting and scrubbing and walking. Repeat until done. Then do it again the next day. It is exhausting work, but the reward of helping the helpless makes it worthwhile.

September 19, 2011

Low on Sleep, High on Puppy Kisses

RedRover Responders volunteers haven't gotten much sleep for the past few days. After volunteers spent a couple days setting up the temporary emergency animal shelter to prepare for the criminal seizure of more than 500 dogs from a breeding operation in Quebec, the first truck from the field rescue team arrived around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. More than 20 RedRover Responders volunteers set to work unloading about 150 dogs and getting them settled into their new digs at the emergency shelter, complete with dry bedding, clean water and fresh food.