Christina is a domestic violence survivor. She suffered abuse in her home at the hands of her partner, fearing for her own life and the life of her five-year-old son, Damien.
When Christina made the difficult decision to escape her abuser, she knew she would need support to get her whole family out safely.
After all Michael had been through, he couldn’t imagine losing his friend Boo Boo, a therapy rabbit. As an Army veteran and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferer, Michael depends on Boo Boo for help through tough times. “Boo Boo was given to me as part of a veteran program to help with PTSD,” Michael said. “He is house-trained and is with me 24 hours a day.
No one should have to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pets. Watch domestic violence survivor Alexis Moore tell her story, and help RedRover keep families and pets stay safely together.
Anthropomorphism in children’s literature
What happens when a child’s early impressions of animals are primarily stories of animals talking and wearing clothes? Recent research suggests books with anthropomorphized animal characters “lead to less learning and influence childrens’ conceptual knowledge about animals.”
When a stray black-and-white Shih Tzu mix wandered up to Belinda in a vacant lot, she had no idea how lucky her life had become. The little dog (now named Mystique) was covered in mats and debris that made it painful for her to walk and move.
RedRover is able to bring animals out of crisis and into care through our network of RedRover Responders volunteers available on a moment’s notice to deploy. One of those volunteers is Paula Redinger who first deployed with us in 2003 to help the animal victims of the Southern California fires.
With over 3,000 trained and active RedRover Responders volunteers, it takes a special kind of person to stand out as a leader. Donna Lagomarsino is one of those leaders; she uses her special skills as an educator and workshop facilitator to train future volunteers. Learn what she had to say when we interviewed her about her experience volunteering with RedRover.
“This is their last night there.”
These were the words of Emergency Services Manager, Beth Gammie, the night before over 180 animals were seized from a suspected puppy mill in Jefferson County, Arkansas. Last week, RedRover assisted the Humane Society of the United States and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with various other volunteer groups in the rescue and care of the 121 dogs, 11 exotic birds, 19 chickens, 20 horses and multiple cats, rabbits and turtles that were removed from the Jefferson County property.