RedRover News



May 26, 2015

Building for a brighter future

RedRover Responders volunteers are known for sheltering animals in disasters and sometimes, that means lending a hand to small communities in need.   Ten years ago, the Hancock County Animal Shelter in Mississippi was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. After seven years of fundraising, the county was able to reopen the shelter in the town of Kiln. Since then, the tiny shelter has worked heroically to provide shelter for stray and abandoned animals.  However, it had limited kennel space to help all the dogs and pups who needed their help.

May 15, 2015

PHOTOS: Kids learn about "The Forgotten Rabbit"

View the pictures from the RedRover Readers visit where children learned about "The Forgotten Rabbit."   //-->
April 22, 2015

Giving a horse a leg up

KC, an Appaloosa gelding and his caregiver, Amber, have been a team since before the start of the new millenium. Their bond was immediate, as soon as they met they were a great pair. As Amber says, “We just get each other. He's not just an animal, he's one of my best friends.

April 22, 2015

Giving a horse a leg up

KC, an Appaloosa gelding and his caregiver, Amber, have been a team since before the start of the new millenium. Their bond was immediate, as soon as they met they were a great pair. As Amber says, “We just get each other. He's not just an animal, he's one of my best friends.

April 21, 2015

UPDATE: Guy the Shih Tzu

May 27, 2015

“Guy has been growing more and more frisky,” Sandi told us. “He is becoming a whirlwind of hopping, running and tail wagging. He has taught us that he knows how to fetch, loves tummy rubs and car rides. His stamina is still low so he naps often, but he is showing he is happy.” Thank you to all who rallied and supported Guy on his road to health!

 

April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015

UPDATE: Guy the Shih Tzu

May 27, 2015

“Guy has been growing more and more frisky,” Sandi told us. “He is becoming a whirlwind of hopping, running and tail wagging. He has taught us that he knows how to fetch, loves tummy rubs and car rides. His stamina is still low so he naps often, but he is showing he is happy.” Thank you to all who rallied and supported Guy on his road to health!

 

April 21, 2015

April 15, 2015

Helping families stay whole with On-Call Angels

An interview with animal lovers like you: Josh and Melissa Levine

April 14, 2015

Preventive care is worth it

by Esperanza Zuniga, RedRover Relief Program Manager

April 14, 2015

Riding across America for animals

 


 
August 15, 2011

Florida cats one step closer to their forever homes!

Submitted by RedRover Responders volunteer Beth Gammie of Tallahassee, Florida
August 10, 2011

A portrait of happiness for flood victims

Amber Johnson, her son Dontae, and their three dogs, Runt, Kodi and Sky, lost everything when their mobile home park went completely under water and was destroyed when the Souris River flooded in June. FEMA put Amber and Dontae up at a motel, and Amber brought the three dogs to the emergency animal shelter in Minot, North Dakota.

Now the family is waiting for a FEMA trailer. Amber doesn’t know for sure if and when it will come, but, with a four-year-old son, Amber is hoping that she’s high up on the waiting list for trailers.

August 8, 2011

Coincidence or providence?

Submitted by RedRover Responders volunteer Marcia Goodman of Cromwell, Connecticut

On August 3, Tonia Vitko and her young children, Solano and Levi, walked into the temporary pet evacuation shelter in Minot, North Dakota, to visit their cat, Linus. They had brought Linus to the shelter when their home was flooded and made uninhabitable. Their other cat, Lucy, who is Linus’ sister, had run away during the flood. Solano Vitko was particularly close to Lucy and she was devastated by the loss.

August 2, 2011

Easing the burden in a flood-weary community

The water may have receded in Minot, North Dakota and the headlines may have disappeared from the local newspaper, but Kathy Nelson hasn’t forgotten how the flood on June 22 tore her family apart.
August 1, 2011

Minot family grateful for pet evacuation shelter

Minot, North Dakota flood survivors Tom and Laurisa Moody and their daughter Rhiannon are staying in a hotel that allows pets, but they can’t leave their Chihuahuas, Princess and Mischief, unattended there.

July 28, 2011

Making Magic

Vinnie waits for his evening walk.
July 27, 2011

Rallying to help flood victims

Today, RedRover Responders volunteers are traveling to Minot, North Dakota from all corners of the United States. Virginia, Connecticut, New York, Kentucky -- no state is too far to prevent RedRover Responders from coming to the rescue when animals are in need. 

Prolonged flooding in Minot has prevented hundreds of families from returning home, and 350 animals are still living in a temporary shelter. RedRover Responders volunteers are rallying to helping these animals and families for the next ten days.

June 29, 2011

RedRover volunteer veterinarian provides much needed care

June 27, 2011

Flood shelter in Pierre, South Dakota

Submitted by RedRover Responders volunteer Debbie Ferguson of Kildeer, Illinois