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August 15, 2017

Sage and Bert, RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant recipients, share their appreciation - in words and meows

Bert is home after a successful procedure made possible in part by RedRover. I cannot thank you enough for not only the financial assistance that helped afford Bert's operation, but also for all the work and effort the staff, volunteers, and supporters of RedRover do.

August 11, 2017

By Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO

August 9, 2017

By Jeffery Roberts, guest blogger

The food that you feed your dog is one of the primary means available to you to provide a positive impact on your dog’s health. While genetics, environment, exercise and other lifestyle factors affect your pet’s health, nutrition is perhaps the single most important consideration to help your dog be at his or her healthiest.

July 19, 2017

This manual provides guidance on how to humanely solve cat overpopulation sites by bringing all affected parties together to develop a plan to reduce overpopulation through a combination of TNR and placement. It includes strategies, operations guidance, useful forms and other resources.

July 12, 2017

By Mindy Nelson, RedRover Responders volunteer

I did the RedRover Responders training in Illinois in 1994, and very shortly afterwards the flood hit in Liberty, Texas. Oddly enough, I had a plane ticket to Texas because I was going on a long weekend vacation - but instead of going on vacation, I deployed to the disaster. The memories are as vivid as ever:

July 10, 2017

View and share our Fire Safety Tips for Pets

RedRover Responders volunteers are being deployed to provide emergency sheltering for animals displaced by the fires in Northern California. Here is a list of currently available emergency animal shelters and resources in both California and Canada.

July 7, 2017

By Laurel Meleski, Program Coordinator II

One of my favorite things about living in the Sacramento area is being so close to the river. There are some beautiful trails to walk, and you can see birds, deer, and squirrels year-round. Even so, my 4th of July weekend was notably full of wildlife this year. In addition to the wildlife I usually see, I got to see a family of river otters on the South Mokelumne River, plus two coyote and four beaver on the American River. Then I saw, up close and personal, eight baby opossum on my doorstep.

July 5, 2017

Looking for summer reading for every age? Try these from RedRover’s Recommended Books with Humane Themes book list:

Ages 2+:
What’s in a Woof is a fun and colorful book about understanding dogs’ special ways of communicating. This book is perfect for reading to children who are learning word recognition and who would enjoy looking at vibrant pictures of dogs. There is even a coloring book where children can color in pictures of dogs throughout the book!

July 5, 2017

Summer is a much needed break for teachers, students and parents - but sometimes when the inertia of classwork ceases, so can students’ exposure to educational resources. Here are some ideas to minimize the “summer slide.”

June 22, 2017

When Jennifer decided to dedicate her career to helping disabled and elderly individuals, she wanted to adopt a dog that could join her when working with her clients. Jarvis, a former stray at her local shelter, ended up being her perfect match.

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