Putting Our Best Paws Forward...
It’s the season of giving and here at Doggie Dailies, we believe there is no better feeling than helping those in need.
That’s why we’re putting our best paws forward and donating a portion of all proceeds through the end of the year to RedRover.
RedRover is an awesome organization that supports animals and the people who love them in times of crisis - including natural disasters, puppy mills, health emergencies, cruelty cases and domestic violence.
We love this organization because they don’t only help animals, they help people too!
Their mission is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and education.
They offer soft hands and warm hearts when animals and people are in crisis or pain. Using innovative solutions to prevent animal cruelty and neglect, they are educating youth and helping to build a more compassionate future through the power of empathy, resilience and the human-animal bond.
How amazing is that?!
More About RedRover...
RedRover has been helping pets and people for 30 years. Established in 1987, RedRover is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Sacramento, California, that serves the United States and Canada. It is funded solely by private donations and grants to bring animals from crisis to care and does not receive government funding.
Through three vital programs, staff and volunteers offer temporary emergency sheltering, resources, financial assistance and emotional support when animals and people are in crisis and need it most.
RedRover Relief Program…
Provides financial assistance, resources and emotional support to pet owners and Good Samaritans to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations. Through this program, resources are also available to help victims of domestic violence escape abusive environments with their pets.
- Pet owners, rescuers, and domestic violence shelter advocates apply for financial assistance through an easy online application
- RedRover Relief case managers provide emotional support and guidance to pet owners struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations
- RedRover Relief also provides funding for boarding and vet care to help domestic violence victims care for their pets through their Safe Escape grants
- RedRover’s Safe Housing grants fund start-up costs to domestic violence shelters seeking to build on-site housing for pets.
- SafePlaceforPets.org is a national directory of pet support programs for those seeking to escape domestic violence with their pets
RedRover Responders Program…
Shelters and cares for animals displaced by natural disasters and helps reconnect them to their human companions. Additionally, cares for animals rescued from mass cruelty such as criminal seizures, hoarding cases, and puppy mill cases in the United States and Canada.
- 3,800+ active, trained RedRover Responders volunteers in the United States and Canada
- 300 RedRover Responders volunteers are trained each year on average
- Individuals must take a half-day training workshop and are encouraged to complete an online course to become a RedRover Responder volunteer
- Volunteers are trained in emergency sheltering and caring for animals in stressful situations
- Since 1987, RedRover has cared for thousands of animals during more than 180 crises, including wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, puppy mill seizures and cruelty and neglect cases
- In 2016, RedRover volunteers responded to 10 emergencies, sheltering more than 1,400 displaced animals.
- Respond to an average of 11 deployments per year
- RedRover Responders volunteers educate their communities about the need to include animals in disaster planning
- Nearly two-thirds of American households include animals. Many people consider pets part of their family, thus any disaster plan that does not include animals is incomplete
RedRover Readers Program…
Helps children understand the emotional states of others, develop the skills needed for empathy and explore the bond between people and animals through select stories and discussion. Children are encouraged to share information about animals, reflect on the roles of animals in their communities and determine collective responsibilities towards them.
- RedRover launched E-Books for Empathy as a complement to RedRover Readers program
- RedRover provides training opportunities for teachers (online and in-person professional development trainings)
- RedRover Readers curriculum is a Social and Emotional learning program that aligns with curriculum standards in the United States and Canada
- RedRover Readers can be implemented in schools, after-school programs, shelters and other venues where there is an opportunity to explore values like kindness, compassion, respect, and responsibility
- Those trained to implement the curriculum read books from a pre-identified list and follow a research-based teaching methodology that combines listening, discussion and reflection
- Curriculum designed by professional educators provide supplemental enrichment activities
- RedRover Readers has reached 51,000 children nationwide and trained more than 1,220 teachers, humane educators, and volunteers to implement the program
As you can see, RedRover is an amazing organization who helps a lot of animals and people when they need it most. Every dollar donated to RedRover supports their lifesaving work, and there is no better feeling than helping those in need!
Or, go here to make a direct donation on their website → Donate to RedRover
- Jennifer M