Shelly welcomed Tyson into her family’s home last spring, only a few months after their beloved mastiff had passed away from old age. Shelly knew Tyson was meant to be a member of their family and he instantly bonded with their other dog.
Students in Sacramento, California, changed their minds about animals after the RedRover Readers program came to their school. “The RedRover stories made me feel happy and excited. I used to be afraid of dogs but RedRover dog books have made me not be afraid." - Paloma, age 8.
So far this year, you’ve helped more than 1,200 animals by supporting the RedRover Responders program. Animals who were neglected, malnourished, deprived of basic care because of animal cruelty, or separated from their families because of natural disasters. These animals got a second chance at a new journey and a chance at happiness – because of you.
We cherish our pets because they give us unconditional love and acceptance, but did you know they also come with health benefits for both adults and children? Here are some healthy reasons to be thankful for our pets.
In the spirit of gratitude and being thankful, here are a few of our favorite thank you notes we’ve received recently from students who have participated in the RedRover Readers program:
Andy is a beloved indoor cat who, one day when his owner Amy wasn't looking, snuck outside and had an accident. When Amy finally found him, his jaw was obviously injured and and he was bleeding. Andy's family immediately took the injured cat to the ER vet and found out that Andy’s jaw was broken in two places, and that without surgery, he would not be able to eat.
Each week here at RedRover, we receive requests for help for pets of people facing domestic violence. The RedRover Safe Escape program provides financial assistance to place pets in a safe enviornment, such as a boarding facility, while their family resides safely at a domestic violence shelter.
We received this letter from a family violence advocate, telling the story of Elizabeth* and her pets. Elizabeth and her family wouldn't be safe and sound today without your support – thank you!
When we leave our pets unattended at home, we may not realize the potential dangers posed by our household items and appliances. A gas leak, dryer malfunction or frayed wire could mean serious harm, or even death for your pet.
by Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO
Imagine not knowing what a kitten’s “purr” or “meow” means. Ernesto, a first-grader who lives in an apartment with his mother and sister in Los Angeles, California, didn’t understand what it meant when cats purred until his first-grade teacher, Susan Courtney, introduced him to the RedRover Readers program.