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.
You did it! Because of you, we not only met our goal for the Big Day of Giving - we surpassed it! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise more than $17,000 in one day for animals and people in crisis. Your dedication and kindness showed that together, we can do so much.
written by Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II
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.