RedRover News



June 23, 2022

Collaborating for a Kinder World

By Tara Lenehan, Education Coordinator Collaboration is key to RedRover’s mission, since we know that so much more is possible when we work together for a […]
June 15, 2022

Social and emotional learning: Working at the roots of kindness

By Caty Franco, Project Manager Social and emotional learning – you may have heard this term recently. It’s a buzzword of late that’s been conflated with […]
June 10, 2022

Leading with Empathy: Behind the Scenes with Laurel

By Helia Zarkhosh, RedRover Communications and Marketing Coordinator What does a typical day look like for RedRover staff members? How do we answer the call for […]
June 10, 2022

Kind News magazine features cool careers with animals

By Amelia Saris, Project Coordinator II The goal of Kind News magazine is to inspire kids to show empathy towards people and animals and support children’s […]
June 10, 2022

Gunny’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator When Crystal first adopted Gunny in 2016, it was only because one of her children had fallen head over […]
June 10, 2022

Miss Priscilla’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Priscilla, a regal Siberian cat, was nearly 10 years old when Kendra adopted her. The stunning feline had many […]
May 11, 2022

Happy Tail: Bene can see clearly now the pain is gone

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Patricia is the quintessential dog mom to her two Akitas, Bene (“Ben-ay”) and his sister Mika-San, (plus their spoiled […]
May 6, 2022

A safe escape for a family of turtles

Danielle’s* pet turtles are part of her family, so when she found herself seeking safe shelter from domestic violence, she did not have the heart to […]
May 6, 2022

Saving Fenwick: A Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Four years ago when Brenda worked for her local animal control agency, a little black and white cat was […]

 
July 19, 2008

Saying our goodbyes…

Submitted by EARS Regional Director Karla Schulte

Well I'm back in Cedar Rapids. I intended to update the blog sooner, but things have been very busy here. Why would I expect any different? It is 6 a.m. on Saturday. Today is our last day. At least I think it is Saturday ... it's funny how you lose track of all sense of time when you are deployed.

July 19, 2008

Adoptions galore!

Submitted by EARS Regional Director Karla Schulte

On Wednesday, the animals who were remaining at the temporary shelter in Cedar Rapids were made available for adoption. We did a brisk business all day!

Here are some photos and their descriptions, from top to bottom:

July 15, 2008

It takes a city

Submitted by EARS volunteer Suzy Hiskey of Littleton, Colorado (pictured)

The people in Cedar Rapids are amazing. I find it interesting how I am such great friends with people whose names I don’t know. I am thankful for the droves of community members who come in every day to help care for the pets. Some come in because they are lucky and want to do something to help. Some come in because they lost something and are thankful for the shelter. All come in because they care about the animals.

July 9, 2008

EARS goes prime time!

Today Fox 7 News in Austin, Texas, aired an amazing segment on EARS Regional Director Stacey Harris and her recent deployment to Cedar Rapids. The piece featured an extensive interview with Stacey, footage and photos taken at the shelter, and images of the flooding and devastation in Cedar Rapids.

Please take a moment to watch this touching news segment on the Fox 7 News Web site.

July 9, 2008

Rascal and Koda: Iowa's Mutt and Jeff


July 6, 2008

Homeward bound


July 5, 2008

Cover your EARS

What's louder? Fourth of July fireworks or a shelter full of 300+ dogs? It's a question only the EARS volunteers in Cedar Rapids can answer!

July 1, 2008

Meet our fearless leader!

All of our work for the animals and pet owners in Cedar Rapids would not be possible without the leadership of EARS Regional Director Diann Wellman. Check out the great article about Diann published in her local paper, the Marion, Indiana, Chronicle-Tribune!

Local woman helps flood-stranded animals
Rescuer Diann Wellman leads team in Iowa

June 25, 2008

Hitting too close to home

Submitted by EARS volunteer Shari Neal of Marion, Iowa