RedRover News



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 […]
September 9, 2022

Animal Resources for California Wildfires

Our hearts are with all the people and animals impacted by the current wildfires. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources […]

 
December 8, 2020

Bringing empathy to at-home learning

When COVID-19 hit and schools closed throughout the country, our RedRover Readers and Kind News magazine teams went into brainstorming mode: How could we continue to […]
November 17, 2020

RedRover Readers Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Hildebrand

Lynn Hildebrand is a Humane Education Teacher at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, California. She became involved with RedRover Readers when she attended a […]
September 18, 2020

RedRover Readers Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Janet Martinez

When Dr. Janet Martinez isn’t with her three beautiful, furry canine family members–Coco, Mavis, and Gigi–she works as a Health Technology Education professor at the University […]
April 27, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: RedRover Responders volunteers share their experience

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we asked our RedRover Responders volunteers to share their experience of deploying with RedRover. Read their stories below.

“It’s invigorating. I thought I was going to be tired every day, and I have found that being around these people that are here for the same reason, from all walks of life, by the end of the day I’m not tired at all...You feel like you have an extended family now.” - RedRover Responders volunteer Donna Gonder, 2016 WA domestic violence shelter build

April 26, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: Andy Bass looks back on 21 years as a RedRover Responders volunteer

Andy Bass took the RedRover Responders volunteer training 21 years ago. His first deployment with RedRover (then UAN) was 8 years later for Hurricane Charley in Bartow, FL. Here, he shares an article he wrote about his experience in 2004, followed by his reflections today.

As I head up the turnpike from Fort Lauderdale to central Florida, a drive I have made many times as a dog rescuer, three thoughts cross my mind.

April 24, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: Patty Sprong, RedRover Responders volunteer

By Patty Sprong, RedRover Responders volunteer

November 10, 2016

A second chance for senior dog rescues

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month – the perfect time to express our gratitude for our older pets and all they bring to our lives!

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.

February 16, 2016

Order your limited edition RedRover Responders shirt!

It is "tour" t-shirt time! In 2015, RedRover Responders volunteers sheltered more than 1,400 animals. We can't think of a better way to celebrate their amazing animal-saving efforts than by proudly wearing the 2015 Tour T-shirt. For a limited time, you can order your own commemorative Tour T-shirt listing all of the deployments from 2015. This year, the T-shirt is a heathered gray color with black writing.