RedRover recognizes the deep systemic racism within the animal welfare sector. Our mission is to help animals in crisis and strengthen our relationships with animals – but the lives of animals do not exist in a vacuum. We cannot fully and effectively help animals without looking deeply at ourselves and how we treat one another. Therefore, we see diversity, inclusion, and equity as integral and vital to the success of our mission, as well as to the wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and the people and communities we serve.
Our 35th Anniversary in 2022 provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our history. One of our founding values was collaboration, and sticking to this value for 35 years has created countless benefits for RedRover and the thousands of animals we help each year. Our collaborative spirit is apparent in our staff as well as on a RedRover Responders deployment, and collaboration is part of all our programs whether working with schools, veterinary offices, agencies, and other nonprofits.
Over the past five years, RedRover’s caring volunteers have generously given 17,388 hours of their time providing emergency sheltering and care for rescued animals and helping children develop empathy for animals.