RedRover News



November 15, 2022

Changing the landscape for human and animal well-being: Collaborating with Detroit’s Dog Aide

By Helia Zarkhosh, Communications and Marketing Coordinator II It’s not an exaggeration to say that human and animal well-being are inextricably linked. Where there is human […]
November 15, 2022

Love and blessings for Lola

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator After Cynthia lost her sweet older dog Polly to metastatic breast cancer in the spring, she and her other […]
November 15, 2022

“Every animal deserves love”: Carlos’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator “Carlos was a friendly neighborhood cat that I decided to take in. Every animal deserves love and care and […]
November 15, 2022

My first deployment: Supporting survivors in Rhode Island

By Ketia Johnson, Community Outreach Coordinator As RedRover’s Community Outreach Coordinator, much of my work involves assisting domestic violence shelters and animal shelters in creating their […]
November 1, 2022

Onward and upward for rescued beagles

By Devon Krusko, Field Services and Community Programs Manager I’ve always been a bit of a wandering soul, leading with my heart and doing what felt […]
October 20, 2022

A survivor’s promise: A DVAM Happy Tail

When Katie* gathered the courage to leave her abusive partner with her three kids, the family was devastated to learn that they couldn’t bring their dog, […]
October 13, 2022

A journey of healing: 275 dogs rescued from alleged dogfighting

By Devon Krusko, Field Services and Community Programs Manager When we received a deployment request from our friends at the Humane Society of the United States […]
October 12, 2022

Helping more pets and survivors find safety in Rhode Island

By Katie Campbell, Director of Collaboration and Outreach It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and what better time to pick up our power tools and help […]
October 12, 2022

Exciting progress for DV Awareness

By Katie Campbell, Director of Collaboration and Outreach I’ll be honest – when I joined RedRover in 2016, it was sometimes challenging to engage with domestic […]

 
March 5, 2015

Laying the final brick – Domestic violence shelter prepares to open its doors to families with pets

Safe Embrace, a domestic violence shelter in Reno, was recently awarded a Safe Housing grant from RedRover. Thanks to your support, our Safe Housing grant enabled the Northern Nevada shelter to build the area’s first SAF-T (Sheltering Animals and Families Together) shelter for pets of domestic violence victims. The project is being led by their Executive Director, John Etchemendy.

September 3, 2014

The Deadly Link: a documentary

RedRover has joined up with The Deadly Link, a new investigative documentary on the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence. The documentary is meant to educate police officers, social service providers, veterinarians and other investigators about the connection on different forms of abuse and help them work together to stop it. Watch the trailer:

(Trigger warning; contains dramatization.)

July 17, 2014

From fearful victim to safe survivor

When you move to a brand new city, it’s normal to feel some fear and anxiety. But when Robin*, a long-time cat lover, moved to a new city in Michigan with her husband, all she began to experience was fear. Her abusive husband became increasingly violent. Robin feared that her abuser would retaliate her young cats, CJ and Sam, if she left them behind.

July 16, 2014

Beacon of Hope aims to provide safe haven for pets and people from domestic violence

Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Inc., a domestic violence shelter in Indianapolis, Indiana, is committed to keeping families safe, including family members of furry nature.

Watch this video and see how this domestic violence shelter recognized the need for safe housing for pets, and found a way to help.

July 8, 2014

Powerful video makes the case for pets at domestic violence shelters

In less than five minutes, this powerful video will make you a believer in having pet housing at domestic violence shelters. You'll understand why we think it's so important to preserve the amazing bond between people and animals.

May 16, 2014

New Hampshire Senate votes to include pets in domestic violence protection orders

Victory in New Hampshire! A state Senate panel has approved a measure that includes pets in domestic violence protective orders! New Hampshire is now the 27th state looking to include pets in protective orders for victims of domestic violence or stalking. Congratulations New Hampshire! We hope this will encourage more states to consider passing similar measures to protect pets and their families!

May 2, 2014

Shocking PSA puts pets and domestic violence in the spotlight

As an organization working to bring animals from crisis to care, RedRover takes pride in celebrating the success of other groups working to help animals and people.

April 16, 2014

Fish friends mean comfort for family in domestic violence shelter

Christina is a domestic violence survivor. She suffered abuse in her home at the hands of her partner, fearing for her own life and the life of her five-year-old son, Damien.

When Christina made the difficult decision to escape her abuser, she knew she would need support to get her whole family out safely.

April 10, 2014

Domestic violence survivor speaks out

No one should have to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pets. Watch domestic violence survivor Alexis Moore tell her story, and help RedRover keep families and pets stay safely together.