RedRover News

October 6, 2020

A Happy Tail for Adora

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator As a busy Ph.D. student, Molly already had her hands full with her cat Bill, a handsome three-year-old […]
October 2, 2020

Why I Support the Purple Leash Project: A domestic violence survivor’s story

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In partnership with Purina, RedRover’s Purple Leash Project is working to help people and pets escape abuse together. Here is […]
September 18, 2020

RedRover Readers Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Janet Martinez

When Dr. Janet Martinez isn’t with her three beautiful, furry canine family members–Coco, Mavis, and Gigi–she works as a Health Technology Education professor at the University […]
September 16, 2020

A Happy Tail for Lolly

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator How many times have you found yourself saying, “My pet saved my life”? Perhaps for you, like so […]
September 14, 2020

Paisley’s Hoppy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Just a short time after Maggie adopted her sweet bunny Paisley from a rescue organization, COVID-19 came to […]
September 11, 2020

Gozer’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator With two dogs, a cockatoo and her sweet cat Gozer, Melissa’s home was rich with love – and […]
September 10, 2020

Emergency Animal Sheltering in the time of COVID-19

By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services The coronavirus pandemic has upended so much of normal life, and unfortunately disaster response is no exception. Concerns […]
August 25, 2020

Olive’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator We count on your continued support of RedRover as a FurEver Friend to the animals so that we […]
August 24, 2020

Saving Penelope: RedRover staff goes above and beyond

By Devon Krusko, RedRover Field Services and Outreach Coordinator In June I saw a Facebook post for a dog in need: URGENT! Needs a rescue or […]

March 7, 2017

Kate's birthday wish: A better life for animals

February 21, 2017

Hands-on collaboration for families escaping violence

By RedRover Relief Program Coordinator II, Laurel Meleski

In November, my colleague Rachel and I had the privilege of working alongside our amazing RedRover Responders volunteers on a special collaboration to help domestic violence victims and their pets in Longview, Washington.

Working together with Rescue Rebuild, our task was to transform three rooms at Emergency Support Shelter (ESS) into pet-friendly, co-sheltering spaces.

February 9, 2017

A young On-Call Angel shares her feelings on giving

Melissa Emerzian wanted to teach her nine-year-old daughter, Kate, the importance of giving back to the community, so she and Kate joined RedRover’s family of On-Call Angels in 2015. After reviewing several RedRover Relief cases, Kate got to choose the pet she wanted to personally help.

Here is what Kate had to say about her experience of giving back as an On-Call Angel:

January 19, 2017

You saved Joe’s life!

Joe was the smallest of five kittens when Karen rescued the whole litter from an abandoned barn and adopted them into her family. As a single mom working three jobs, Karen is so grateful for the joy the cats bring to her and her son, especially when things get tough.

November 15, 2016

Gratitude from animals you saved

Each year, the RedRover Relief program helps hundreds of animals by providing financial and emotional support to pet owners when their companions need lifesaving veterinary care.

These animals are living healthy, happy lives thanks to your generous support.

Learn more about the RedRover Relief program

November 10, 2016

"You saved my best friend."

Randall, a RedRover Relief recipient, shares his story

October 19, 2016

Lifesaving help for 87-year-old Sammy the Tortoise

Cat has dedicated her life to rescuing and caring for abused and neglected animals. So when she heard that Sammy, an 87-year-old desert tortoise, needed a new home, she couldn’t turn him away. Although it’s difficult to know exactly what his life has been like throughout his many years, the damage to his shell was clearly an indication of abuse.

October 18, 2016

Sanctuary for people and pets escaping violence

RedRover’s Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants provide funds to help domestic violence shelters become pet-friendly, so that no one has to choose between safety and family. This groundbreaking program continues to grow and make a powerful impact on domestic violence survivors and the people who help them.

September 21, 2016

Preventing pyometra: A lifesaving reason to spay your pets

By Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II