RedRover News



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 […]
October 12, 2022

Happy Tails for Domestic Violence Survivors

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator For those who haven’t experienced domestic violence, it can be hard to imagine the complex reasons people often feel […]
October 4, 2022

Macy and Me: A lifesaving bond

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Content warning: this story includes reference to suicide.  You may know me as the author of many of RedRover’s Happy […]
October 3, 2022

NEW RedRover Readers On-Demand Workshop & Expanded Curriculum

NEW ON-DEMAND ONLINE WORKSHOP As students face the repercussions of the past few years of isolation, classrooms need programs that encourage positive social interaction and peer-to-peer […]
September 28, 2022

Animal Resources for Hurricane Ian

Our hearts are with all the people and animals impacted by Hurricane Ian. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources for […]
September 13, 2022

“Empathy is everything”: How Ruthless Kindness works to prevent human and animal suffering

  For veterinarians Dr. Sarah Reidenbach and Dr. Kate Kuzminski, knowing they’re making a difference – in many cases, saving lives – has kept them going […]
September 13, 2022

Helping Florida’s coastal cats

By Beth Gammie, Director of Field Services In the sweltering heat of a Florida summer, our RedRover Responders team gathered in Wakulla County for the first […]
September 12, 2022

Leading with Empathy: Behind the Scenes with Heidi

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 […]
September 9, 2022

Love brought in from the snow: Adora’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator When you have bipolar disorder, it can often feel like nothing in life comes easy. Navigating the mental healthcare […]

 
July 5, 2017

Summer Reading List for All Ages

Looking for summer reading for every age? Try these from RedRover’s Recommended Books with Humane Themes book list:

Ages 2+:
What’s in a Woof is a fun and colorful book about understanding dogs’ special ways of communicating. This book is perfect for reading to children who are learning word recognition and who would enjoy looking at vibrant pictures of dogs. There is even a coloring book where children can color in pictures of dogs throughout the book!

March 7, 2017

Kindness extends beyond the classroom

Our RedRover Readers program is designed to prevent animal cruelty by fostering empathy in children. One teacher recently described how the program’s impact shows up in her classroom, from improving kids' reading skills to the displays of kindness toward special needs students, pets and even stray dogs.

February 9, 2017

Connection starts with awareness

By RedRover President and CEO, Nicole Forsyth

In our RedRover Readers program, we help children develop awareness of others – both animals and people – through literature.* We believe this is a skill that requires practice and is necessary in order for children to grow up to become kind and compassionate members of their community.

February 1, 2017

Animals are feeling the love in Los Angeles

How does RedRover Readers make an impact? Here's one teacher's inspiring story:

January 19, 2017

Kid-friendly tools for ending animal cruelty

When teachers like Susan Kosko, a Reading Support teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, use the RedRover Readers program, they see amazing things happen.

“My students learn valuable lessons from your books," Susan tells us. "They approach challenging subject matters in an age-appropriate manner. RedRover Readers provides teachers with the tools to address animal cruelty in a kid-friendly manner."

December 12, 2016

The many faces of gratitude

By Karly Noel, RedRover Director of Education and Outreach

Have you ever noticed that when you think about something often enough, you start seeing examples of it everywhere? For instance, when I was trying to decide if I should sell my old red Honda Accord, I saw that car everywhere I went...or when I was pregnant and it seemed like the only people out and about were mothers with their young babies. 

December 2, 2016

Today I witnessed something beautiful

By Karly Noel, RedRover Director of Education and Outreach

Today I witnessed something beautiful. I visit elementary schools often in my role at RedRover, but this time was different. This time I experienced more than just story sharing and thoughtful students commenting about helping others. Today I saw the power that children have to warm the hearts of adults and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

November 10, 2016

Volunteer spotlight: Catherine Faver and Janet Martinez, RedRover Readers volunteers

Our RedRover Readers volunteer facilitators are dedicated to making a difference in tomorrow’s world. Dr. Catherine Faver and Dr. Janet Martinez are two examples of compassion in action, as they inspire children to make the world a more compassionate place for people and animals.

October 19, 2016

Elementary school students get a new RedRover Readers room

Students and teachers at Golden Empire Elementary School in Sacramento, California, have reason to smile these days: They now have a classroom transformed into a place for students to participate in the RedRover Readers program. Golden Empire Elementary has fully adopted the RedRover Readers program and uses it to promote positive relationship skills on campus.