RedRover News

August 24, 2020

Safe Escape Grants: Keeping families together (longer) during COVID

By Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II The Safe Escape grant program has helped families escape domestic violence with their pets since 2007. Since many domestic […]
August 24, 2020

Star’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Six years ago, Seira rescued a mama dog and her three puppies from an irresponsible backyard breeder who […]
August 10, 2020

RedRover Responders Volunteer Online Training (Ongoing)

Our online workshop is is a self-paced, free training and will take about 2-3 hours to complete. 
July 15, 2020

Pepper’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator It’s hard not to have love for every sweet-faced pup we see walking down the street or scrolling […]
July 14, 2020

Mighty Mercury: A Happy Tail

  By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator As a Furever Friend, you make second chances possible. No matter the circumstances, these second chances fill […]
July 13, 2020

Cow Cat’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator If you and your best friend spend all your time together caring for each other, does it matter […]
July 8, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Resources for People and Pets

Resources for helping people and pets during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
June 15, 2020

Caring for pets during COVID-19: Lucy’s Happy Tail

Howard was living in New York with his sweet 8-year-old Shiba Inu, Lucy, whom he described as his “heart and soul,” when the coronavirus pandemic hit. […]
June 12, 2020

Milo’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, RedRover Development and Engagement Coordinator Caitlyn is one of those individuals who effortlessly inspires others to do something kind, simply by sharing her […]

July 20, 2016

You saved Flea the service dog!

When Karen’s service dog Flea became ill and stopped eating, she knew she would do whatever it took to get him the treatment he needed. Flea was always there for her in time of crisis, and now she was determined to do the same for him.

June 10, 2016

The Chronicles of Riddick: A cross-country Relief story

For Rachael, Marty, and their beloved pit bull Riddick, what started as a cross-country trip turned into an amazing journey of survival and reconnection — thanks to your support and the kindness of some empathetic strangers.

March 22, 2016

An angel gives Nike a second chance

In some cases, a special donation is needed to save an animal’s life. This is when we call upon our On-Call Angels.

When Nike, a one-year-old pit bull, swallowed a foreign object and needed urgent surgery to resection his intestines, his family was heartbroken. They didn’t have the funds to pay in full for the procedure, and they couldn’t imagine life without him.

February 1, 2016

Beanie's second chance

Beanie is a beloved indoor cat who had a life-threatening misadventure. After the kitten got caught in a hunter’s snare, support from caring people like you saved her life.

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.

November 9, 2015

Infographic: Pets are good for 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.

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!

October 21, 2015

Stop, Drop and Rover: Practice home and fire safety for you and your pet

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.