Sage and Bert, RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant recipients, share their appreciation - in words and meows
Bert is home after a successful procedure made possible in part by RedRover. I cannot thank you enough for not only the financial assistance that helped afford Bert's operation, but also for all the work and effort the staff, volunteers, and supporters of RedRover do.
The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act will not only allow victims to recover costs of veterinary care, it prohibits abusers from crossing state lines to harm pets, and it creates federal funding to provide emergency shelter to victims’ pets.
Sometimes we get busy and forget to listen to those we love. Practice active listening with your pets. Do they come to you asking for walks, play time or belly rubs? If so, stop and let them know you’re listening. Here’s a list to get you started:
By Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II
Some pets are able to take fireworks in their stride. They can watch the displays with their families and remain calm, simply happy being with their people. Then there are dogs like my Bob. When fireworks go off, Bob believes that the world is coming to an end -- and that the only thing to do is climb onto my lap to shake and pant uncontrollably until the end comes. Thankfully, I've found a few different ways over the years to help my little buddy deal with this stressful time of year.
When a hurricane threatens, RedRover encourages residents to bring their pets with them when they evacuate. Animals left behind during hurricanes can get injured, fall ill, starve, drown from flooding, die, and hamper human evacuation and rescue efforts.
Families threatened by the storm are encouraged to: