RedRover News



February 6, 2023

Mentoring a young pet lover: A volunteer’s story

By Caty Franco, Project Manager Virginia “Ginny” Volk-Anderson loves kids, animals, and nature. So, when she first heard of the RedRover Readers program back in 2011, […]
February 6, 2023

Baxter’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator For Elizabeth’s six children, the family dogs, Baxter and Stella, were simply two more siblings to play with and […]
January 10, 2023

Lucky Luna Lovegood’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Bethany had long been involved in the world of animal rescue when she realized the unique problems domestic rabbits […]
January 10, 2023

A Happy Tail for Cheech the Chihuahua

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Nate had already endured a long, difficult year when he turned the calendar to November. The pain of losing […]
December 13, 2022

2022 Year in Review

This year brought records and milestones for RedRover’s programs, and we have you to thank for making our lifesaving efforts such a success in 2022. Check […]
December 12, 2022

Bringing Ruby home: A Hurricane Ian adoption story

By Keleigh Friedrich, Director of Communications When Jamie Carlson deployed last fall to help animals after Hurricane Ian, she couldn’t help but think back to when […]
December 9, 2022

Your friendly neighborhood Bobcat: A Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Bobcat, a cherished community cat, had already lived a long and storied life at 19 years old. But when […]
December 9, 2022

Singing Sweet Pea’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator  Sweet Pea the dog has the voice of an angel – a smiley, slobbery, wiggly pit bull angel. […]
November 16, 2022

Pilot program for Sacramento’s Native youth

By Caty Franco, Project Manager Earlier this year, RedRover launched a partnership with the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC) to develop and pilot an expanded […]

 
September 18, 2012

Lachute, Québec dog rescue: one year anniversary

By Jennifer Johnston, RedRover Responders volunteer Guest contributor and volunteer Communications Assistant

September 30, 2011

RedRover Responders Wrap Up in Quebec

Over 40 RedRover Responders volunteers helped set up and operate the emergency shelter in LaChute, Quebec, to care for over 500 dogs and puppies seized from a large-scale breeding operation. On Sunday, September 25, RedRover demobilized, and Humane Society International (HSI) Canada continued the care of the rescued animals.

September 22, 2011

Considering the hours

Today has been more of the same 1,000 kilometers-per-hour pace of feeding, cleaning, monitoring and more to keep the rescued dogs comfortable and safe. One news article (below) reported yesterday that 90 puppies -- and counting -- have been born at the temporary emergency shelter since the dogs' rescue. It's hard to imagine keeping track of all those pregnant mamas, nursing mamas, delivering mamas... and all their darling bundles of joy.

September 21, 2011

We'll take our puppy kisses to go, please

Deployments are always physically challenging. The very nature of the work we do -- temporary emergency animal sheltering -- means lots of bending and lifting and scrubbing and walking. Repeat until done. Then do it again the next day. It is exhausting work, but the reward of helping the helpless makes it worthwhile.

September 19, 2011

Low on Sleep, High on Puppy Kisses

RedRover Responders volunteers haven't gotten much sleep for the past few days. After volunteers spent a couple days setting up the temporary emergency animal shelter to prepare for the criminal seizure of more than 500 dogs from a breeding operation in Quebec, the first truck from the field rescue team arrived around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. More than 20 RedRover Responders volunteers set to work unloading about 150 dogs and getting them settled into their new digs at the emergency shelter, complete with dry bedding, clean water and fresh food.