RedRover News



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 […]
September 9, 2022

Roxie the Rottweiler’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator After becoming a single mother, Amanda worked her hardest to provide for her children, including her human child and […]

 
July 20, 2016

You saved Flea the service dog!

When Karen’s service dog Flea became ill and stopped eating, she knew she would do whatever it took to get him the treatment he needed. Flea was always there for her in time of crisis, and now she was determined to do the same for him.

June 10, 2016

The Chronicles of Riddick: A cross-country Relief story

For Rachael, Marty, and their beloved pit bull Riddick, what started as a cross-country trip turned into an amazing journey of survival and reconnection — thanks to your support and the kindness of some empathetic strangers.

March 22, 2016

An angel gives Nike a second chance

In some cases, a special donation is needed to save an animal’s life. This is when we call upon our On-Call Angels.

When Nike, a one-year-old pit bull, swallowed a foreign object and needed urgent surgery to resection his intestines, his family was heartbroken. They didn’t have the funds to pay in full for the procedure, and they couldn’t imagine life without him.

February 1, 2016

Beanie's second chance

Beanie is a beloved indoor cat who had a life-threatening misadventure. After the kitten got caught in a hunter’s snare, support from caring people like you saved her life.

January 13, 2016

Domestic violence survivor says Thank You for helping her and her dog, Zeke

Of the many dangers pets face in violent homes, veterinary neglect is a common yet rarely highlighted reality. Abusers often maintain strict control over the household budget and won't allow their victims to spend money on either routine or emergency veterinary care. As a result, many of the animals we help to board through our Safe Escape grant program are in need of veterinary care.

November 9, 2015

Infographic: Pets are good for you

We cherish our pets because they give us unconditional love and acceptance, but did you know they also come with health benefits for both adults and children?  Here are some healthy reasons to be thankful for our pets.

November 5, 2015

Andy's outdoor adventures

Andy is a beloved indoor cat who, one day when his owner Amy wasn't looking, snuck outside and had an accident. When Amy finally found him, his jaw was obviously injured and and he was bleeding. Andy's family immediately took the injured cat to the ER vet and found out that Andy’s jaw was broken in two places, and that without surgery, he would not be able to eat.

November 3, 2015

It takes a village to help victims and their pets

Each week here at RedRover, we receive requests for help for pets of people facing domestic violence. The RedRover Safe Escape program provides financial assistance to place pets in a safe enviornment, such as a boarding facility, while their family resides safely at a domestic violence shelter. 

We received this letter from a family violence advocate, telling the story of Elizabeth* and her pets. Elizabeth and her family wouldn't be safe and sound today without your support – thank you!

October 21, 2015

Stop, Drop and Rover: Practice home and fire safety for you and your pet

When we leave our pets unattended at home, we may not realize the potential dangers posed by our household items and appliances. A gas leak, dryer malfunction or frayed wire could mean serious harm, or even death for your pet.