Red Rover, Red Rover, send help over |

Red Rover, Red Rover, send help over

Kathleen Williams-Miller
Murray, a 10-year-old domestic gray/brown tabby, has an incredibly unique voice; he’s croaky. He is very friendly and active. Murray loves delicious food and will be your friend forever if you give him a treat. He isn’t keen on the vacuum cleaner. Come out and meet him because he’s looking for a loving home that will spoil and appreciate him.

I remember playing Red Rover in elementary school. The object of the game was to break through the other team’s line. I always tried to stay toward the end because some of the kids ran so fast they would knock you flat.

RedRover has taken on new meaning lately because it is now a program that provides safe housing for animals who live in a home experiencing domestic violence. Domestic violence is traumatic in many ways you might not realize. Only 10% of the domestic violence shelters accept pets, and that presents a difficult decision for victims who own pets.

Many times when the pet is left with the perpetrator of domestic violence, it will be hurt or killed as a form of retaliation. Pets are also used to manipulate a victim. When there is no alternative to take a pet with them, victims often stay in dangerous situations.

RedRover is a non-profit that helps animals and their people in crisis. RedRover has partnered with Purina to help victims and their pets escape unsafe environments. The goal is to establish at least one pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in every state.

Recently, RedRover and Purina have launched the Purple Leash Project, which is a joint effort to expand RedRover’s Safe Housing program. The program helps shelters adapt to accept pets or establish an off-site pet shelter where the pet will be safe. It will give more power to victims who are afraid to leave because of their pets. It’s a win-win for everyone.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it’s exciting that pets have at last found a voice who will speak out for them. RedRover will send help over for your Rover.


We still have one absolutely darling Catahoula mix puppy. He would love a home. Come out for a little puppy petting. Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal. Call 775-423-7500 for details.


Items for our Murder Mystery Dinner auction; we need gift cards, new items and gift baskets. Please call 775-423-7500.

Folks to open a Chewy account; details are below.

Aluminum cans; if you have cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500), and we will come get them.

Contacts; we recently had a computer disaster and have lost all of your addresses. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please email us with your contact information at or call us at 775-423-7500. We do not sell or share your information.


All of the CAPS volunteers who walk our guests, entertain the cats and spend hours helping with fund raisers. Without our volunteers we wouldn’t exist. Paws Applause to you!


CAPS will be at Walmart on Saturday with the Kissin’ Booth and a puckered-up pooch. Come by for a pooch smooch. Be sure to check out our merchandise after you get a pooch smooch!


October Pet Holiday: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

You can open an account with Chewy and reference CAPS in the order. CAPS will receive $20 directly into the operating account with your first $50 order. Chewy offers quality food and free two-day delivery on orders over $50. Check our Facebook page, Churchill Animal Protection Society, for more details.


CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is Please visit the CAPS website ( and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likeable.

CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me,