Cat has dedicated her life to rescuing and caring for abused and neglected animals. So when she heard that Sammy, an 87-year-old desert tortoise, needed a new home, she couldn’t turn him away. Although it’s difficult to know exactly what his life has been like throughout his many years, the damage to his shell was clearly an indication of abuse.
Students and teachers at Golden Empire Elementary School in Sacramento, California, have reason to smile these days: They now have a classroom transformed into a place for students to participate in the RedRover Readers program. Golden Empire Elementary has fully adopted the RedRover Readers program and uses it to promote positive relationship skills on campus.
RedRover’s Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants provide funds to help domestic violence shelters become pet-friendly, so that no one has to choose between safety and family. This groundbreaking program continues to grow and make a powerful impact on domestic violence survivors and the people who help them.
RedRover Responders stands at the ready to provide animal emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by Hurricane Matthew. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.
By Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II
RedRover recently interviewed a member of SVP Teen group named Valerie Brown about their choice to donate $1,100 to our organization.
RedRover: Thank you so much for the recent donation! Tell us more about SVP Kids and SVP Teens and how you got involved.
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.
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.
By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services
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.