Stacey was surprised when she found a friendly large dog with big brown spots roaming around her neighborhood. With no collar, tags or owner in sight, Stacey begin calling the pup “Petey,” but later realized Petey was a female! To keep her safe and sound, Stacey decided to give the Petey a life of safety and comfort in her own home.
Stacey took Petey to the veterinarian for an exam and learned that Petey was heartworm positive. The treatment would cost hundreds of dollars more than Stacey and her family could afford.
Parrots are known to be incredibly smart and sensitive – and Tarzan, a beautiful female African Grey parrot, is no different. Tarzan was poorly cared for in her previous home and had nearly plucked herself bald due to stress before finally nestling into her forever home with Pamela. With a lot of love, patience and attention, Pamela helped Tarzan get over her plucking and on the road to a happy life.
RedRover has received a RedRover Relief grant application for a dog in Iredell County, North Carolina that had hot motor oil poured over her body and now has severe burns as a result. Cayley, a wirey mixed-breed dog, was surrendered to the Iredell County Animal shelter with severe burns from her ears to the base of her tail, where it was discovered that her owner had poured hot motor oil over her skin to try and eradicate a mange problem.
Bianca adopted Dixie 12 years ago and they have been best friends ever since. When Dixie began showing signs of distress, Bianca took her to the veterinarian where it was discovered that Dixie had multiple large bladder stones. These stones were causing Dixie extreme pain and needed to be surgically removed.
When Christina adopted Tippy, a small tan-and-white Chihuahua mix from a local animal shelter, the shelter staff told her that Tippy was diagnosed with heartworm. Christina’s family was prepared to take on the expense of treatment that the shelter dog needed, but Tippy went downhill fast and needed costly emergency veterinary treatment.
We all work hard to give our pets the best lives possible. We give them great food, fun toys, loads of attention, and try to keep them safe from harm. However, keeping them safe isn't always easy as we’d like. Whether it's darting out the front door or eating something that they shouldn't, our pets can be great at getting into trouble.