Victoria joins RedRover (formerly United Animal Nations)

Victoria is proud to announce that she has joined forces with RedRover (formerly United Animal Nations) as a board of directors advisory member.  A recognized leader in providing emergency sheltering, disaster relief and financial assistance for animals in crisis, RedRover announced its new name on June 11, 2011.

RedRover brings animals from crisis to care and strengthens the bond between people and animals through the following programs:

  • RedRoverResponders. Volunteer teams shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters and reconnects them to owners.  RedRover also shelters and cares for animals rescued from mass cruelty found in hoarding cases, puppy mills and other significant abuse situations.
  • RedRoverReaders. Thsi great program helps children explore the bond between people and animals through stories and discussion.  Children are encouraged to share information about animals, reflect on the roles of animals in their communities and determine our collective responsibilities towards them.
  • RedRoverRelief. Financial assistance is provided to help pet owners, Good Samaritans and animal rescuers obtain urgent veterinary care.  RedRover provides assistance with boarding, transportation and veterinary care to help domestic violence victims escape abusive environments.
  • RedRoverReporters. This program encourages people to watch for and report situations of abuse and neglect by offering financial incentives and encouraging witnesses of animal cruelty to come forward.

Read more about this great organization and Victoria's role.

Visit the official RedRover website.




2 Comments

  1. Doris Deering

    July 5th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I would like to become a member and work in a hands on capacity wherever you need my help. I'm 60 years old but active. Lifting greater than 30lbs can be a problem, however. I live in Alexandria, Virginia 22310.
    I have a Degree from the Univ. of Colorado in Biol. Science, a degree in Nursing and 5 years of independent study in the theatre dept. followed by employment with the Univ. as the theatre's Technical Director. Not too animal oriented is it? BUT,.....
    I have always loved animals. Dogs especially are a passion of mine.I believe that I have the skills to be of assistance to you as a volunteer.
    Currently the dogs in my life belong to my sister- 6 awesome Springer Spaniels that are trained for agility. I feed and exercise them frequently. Also a big part of my life are Ginger and Peanut, two beautiful Yorkies owned by my daughter. They are fed and walked by me at lunch each day. On weekends we have a 'sleep over' where I get to spoil them shamlessly! I have other experience if you need references.
    Please send information on how I can help the Red Rover project. I am familiar with the legislation put forth to cripple the puppy mills (Prop B in Missouri) and a HB by Rep Moran that restricts permantly international and interstate transport of horses to be slaughtered. Legislative changes proposed then passed are 'thrilling' for me. :) Also, I have a dream of creating a large animal Rescue and Veterinary Hospital in Northern Virginia. We have many organizations-too many in fact.
    I do eagerly await word from you.
    Thank you
    Doris Deering-Kjellevold 703-501-2412

  2. Nicole Forsyth

    July 20th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Hi Doris,

    We'd love to have you as a volunteer or member. Please visit our Web site at http://www.redrover.org to learn more.

    Nicole Forsyth
    President & CEO, RedRover



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