This manual provides guidance on how to humanely solve cat overpopulation sites by bringing all affected parties together to develop a plan to reduce overpopulation through a combination of TNR and placement. It includes strategies, operations guidance, useful forms and other resources.
I did the RedRover Responders training in Illinois in 1994, and very shortly afterwards the flood hit in Liberty, Texas. Oddly enough, I had a plane ticket to Texas because I was going on a long weekend vacation - butinstead of going on vacation, I deployed to the disaster. The memories are as vivid as ever:
RedRover Responders volunteers are being deployed to provide emergency sheltering for animals displaced by the fires in Northern California. Here is a list of currently available emergency animal shelters and resources in both California and Canada.
It’s easy to remember to prepare for ourselves in case of an emergency, but what about our pets? Join RedRover in celebrating Pet Preparedness Month by setting aside emergency items that are often overlooked by pet owners.
In case of an emergency, prepare the following for your pet(s):
By Jeane Westin From Northern California flood response, 1997
I guess I’d grown cynical. Over the years the wrong presidential candidates were elected, vicious crime seemed to dominate the news of the nation, and in my own neighborhood a depraved cat torturer was on the loose. I wasn’t always an enthusiastic booster of the human race. Until Saturday, January 4, 1997.
In April 2016, our RedRover Responders team deployed to Core Creek, Pennsylvania, to assist with a large-scale Trap-Treat-Neuter-Place/Return program for hundreds of community cats. RedRover Director of Field Services, Beth Gammie, wrote about the experience of using collaboration to create a solution for a seemingly impossible situation.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we asked our RedRover Responders volunteers to share their experience of deploying with RedRover. Read their stories below.
“It’s invigorating. I thought I was going to be tired every day, and I have found that being around these people that are here for the same reason, from all walks of life, by the end of the day I’m not tired at all...You feel like you have an extended family now.” - RedRover Responders volunteer Donna Gonder, 2016 WA domestic violence shelter build