RedRover News



February 8, 2021

A happy tail for a grumpy cat

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Six years ago on a visit to their local animal shelter, Jennifer and her then 12-year-old son knew […]
February 5, 2021

Milo’s “tri-paw’d” Happy Tail

Throughout 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Justina’s most reliable source of joy and relief has been her six-year-old cat, Milo. In December 2019, she and her […]
January 12, 2021

Providing safe haven at Safe Voices Maine

In August 2019, RedRover Responders teamed up with Rescue Rebuild, a program of Greater Good Charities, to help transform one of the shelters at Safe Voices, a domestic […]
January 11, 2021

Sheltering Ruby: Helping pets during COVID-19

Michelle and her parents adopted Ruby, a fluffy little maltese, in late 2019. From the moment she saw Ruby, Michelle knew that she wanted to give […]
January 11, 2021

Safe Housing grants: On-the-ground impact

RedRover’s Safe Housing grants not only enable domestic violence shelters to create on- and off-site space to house pets, they also allow animal shelters to build dedicated […]
January 11, 2021

Answering the call for help: Training RedRover Responders volunteers online

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, […]
January 11, 2021

Championing RedRover Readers in Long Beach

The RedRover Readers program continues to grow, thanks to passionate educators across the country. We recently partnered with the Long Beach Parks and Recreation Department to […]
January 11, 2021

From orphan to beloved companion: Saving Baby Bear

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator When it rains, it pours – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica was having a particularly hard time. […]
January 11, 2021

Tiny Tim’s Triumph

By Devon Krusko, RedRover Field Services and Outreach Coordinator When I traveled to the Humane Society of Marlboro County last November, I was thrilled to find […]

 
January 13, 2016

Domestic violence survivor says Thank You for helping her and her dog, Zeke

Of the many dangers pets face in violent homes, veterinary neglect is a common yet rarely highlighted reality. Abusers often maintain strict control over the household budget and won't allow their victims to spend money on either routine or emergency veterinary care. As a result, many of the animals we help to board through our Safe Escape grant program are in need of veterinary care.

January 11, 2016

Thanks to you, Kizzy can walk and play again

Lauren got attached to Kizzy the pit bull long before Kizzy became a part of Lauren’s family. Kizzy originally belonged to Lauren’s neighbor, who didn't take very good care of her. Five months earlier, Kizzy had escaped from her neighbor’s yard and was hit by a car, but Kizzy never received treatment. After months of pleading, Lauren finally convinced her neighbor to allow her to adopt Kizzy, and the first thing she did was take her to the vet.

December 9, 2015

You saved Tyson’s life!

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.

November 5, 2015

Andy's outdoor adventures

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.

November 3, 2015

It takes a village to help victims and their pets

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!

September 21, 2015

‘Surprise’ puppy gets to be a real puppy again!

Ellie Mae is an adorable beagle pup who was rescued from a very bad situation when she was only 10 weeks old. Her rescuers saw how she was being neglected and abused, and convinced the owners to give them Ellie Mae. They contacted their granddaughter, Danyelle, to see if she’d be willing to bring Ellie Mae into her home, and she said yes!

July 1, 2015

Savannah's new life on the ranch

In February 2014, Lisa and some volunteers from an animal rescue group in California finally captured Savannah, a one-year-old yellow Labrador, on the side of the road after a week-long search and rescue effort. Savannah had been hit by a car and her leg was badly injured.

June 18, 2015

Pet owners put at ease by RedRover Relief

You helped Junkyard the bulldog get his emergency sugery when he became very sick. Read what his mom Ashley had to say in her GreatNonprofits review:

June 17, 2015

No small potatoes: Tater the cat has a new life!

Emily and her family were going through a devastating time. They had lost two of their beloved older pets to cancer within one week. The family was still mourning these losses when, less than one week later, their cat Tater was diagnosed with large bladder stones – which could lead to a life-threatening urinary blockage.