In honor of National Volunteer Week, we asked our RedRover Responders volunteers to share their experience of deploying with RedRover. Read their stories below.
“It’s invigorating. I thought I was going to be tired every day, and I have found that being around these people that are here for the same reason, from all walks of life, by the end of the day I’m not tired at all...You feel like you have an extended family now.” - RedRover Responders volunteer Donna Gonder, 2016 WA domestic violence shelter build
Andy Bass took the RedRover Responders volunteer training 21 years ago. His first deployment with RedRover (then UAN) was 8 years later for Hurricane Charley in Bartow, FL. Here, he shares an article he wrote about his experience in 2004, followed by his reflections today.
As I head up the turnpike from Fort Lauderdale to central Florida, a drive I have made many times as a dog rescuer, three thoughts cross my mind.
By Patty Sprong, RedRover Responders volunteer
As you're reading this, Leila, a beautiful tan dog with soulful brown eyes, is recovering from surgery to treat life-threatening injuries she sustained by protecting a family friend from physical abuse.
The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act will not only allow victims to recover costs of veterinary care, it prohibits abusers from crossing state lines to harm pets, and it creates federal funding to provide emergency shelter to victims’ pets.
Spread the word about animal disaster preparedness by downloading and sharing our free PDFs.
The Big Day of Giving (BDOG) is a 24-hour online giving challenge that spotlights nonprofits in the Sacramento region.
On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, Big Day of Giving celebrates the spirit of giving by providing a platform for nonprofits to highlight their work in the community and connect with donors. Over this 24-hour period, donors have the chance to learn about various nonprofits and support them through donations.
This article was researched and written by Kyle Holgate of the pet blog Woof & Whiskers
Is the welfare of animals near and dear to your heart? If so, you’d be deeply saddened to know that The Humane Society estimates that 2.4 million healthy pets are euthanized every year in the United States due to overpopulation.
Thank you for becoming a 30th Anniversary Champion! There are so many ways you can help us celebrate and spread kindness in the months ahead. Please use these step-by-step instructions for sharing our lifesaving work and celebrating the act of compassion through social media.
Our RedRover Readers program is designed to prevent animal cruelty by fostering empathy in children. One teacher recently described how the program’s impact shows up in her classroom, from improving kids' reading skills to the displays of kindness toward special needs students, pets and even stray dogs.