RedRover

Rating: 4.93 stars   315 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, International

Location: PO Box 188890 Sacramento CA 95818 USA

Mission: RedRover, formerly United Animal Nations (UAN), focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Red Rover paid for our client to board her 2 dogs while she stayed in our womens shelter. Our client was able to leave an abusive relationship, with her 2 dogs, and could be assured that all would be taken care of. They were so easy to work with and they really cared about the safety of all involved. Thank you so much for everything!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi
My name is Colleen and I am an animal lover and can not say no when it comes to an animal in need I am a big advocate of a program called TNR.i have taken many feral and stray cats to the SPCA to spayed /neutered.Sometimes it is as simple as a person not having a ride to the clinic I have no problem giving them that ride.As word of mouth spreads I have come in contact with a lot of people and try to help as best I can "Anything for the animals"back in early August I came across a little kitten about 3 weeks old.She was screaming in pain.I am not a rescue or a non profit just a person that cares.I picked up this little kitten and took her to the Vet.I was thinking she may have a had a broken foot and I would be able to get her foot fixed for 2 or 3 hundred dollars.That I could have managed.Also it broke my heart to leave behind her Momma in a state of panic over her baby When I took this little kitten to the Vet Foxy(That is what we named her)She was diagnosed with 2 pelvic fractures and a broken left hip.The bill for the diagnoses was $300.00.She was too tiny to have any surgery at that time so we managed her pain with medication and cage rest.I could not get the picture of her Momma out of my head so I went back a couple days later and was surprised that I was able to find her.I brought her home as well I took her to the clinic right away and had her spayed and got her shots.That is what I do.I get them fixed.if they are not born then they do not suffer.I continued to angst over Lil Foxy....She needed the surgery and I was hooked I could not not help her.I reached out to family and friends but we still came up short on the $1,000.00- $1.300.00 estimate.With out the surgery her prognosis was grim. I went on line and looked for help.I came across The Red Rover Relief Fund.When I reached out to them and told them about Foxy I was relieved that they really seemed to care.If nothing else came out of this interaction I was talking to someone that cared.They did contribute on behalf of Foxy and made the surgery happen with a generous donation.It went directly to the Vet and made all the difference in the world in regard to Foxy's recovery.She is thriving and a happy little kitten I still have them both her and her Momma.I hope that my testimony helps you to understand that when you have a pet and that pet needs medical attention there is nothing worse then having the outcome go wrong because you are not able to afford the care they need.With out the Red Rover Relief Fund and the generous contribution Foxy would not be here.She has become a big part of my family and brings me a lot of joy.it does my heart good to know that there are still people out there that understand and are willing to help a little kitten in need or a crazy cat lady that just can not say no lol. I can not Thank The Red Rover Relief Fund enough for their contribution and making it so easy.They knew I needed help and it was a stressful time and all they needed me to do was give them permission to speak with the vet and schedule the surgery You just don't come across a place that often that is so willing to help.I will be forever greatful .I also promise them that I will make a donation even if it just a small one so that they can help some one else that will need their help.It really does add up.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

TODAY WE HAD TO TAKE OUR 4 month old FAMILY MEMBER kAOS TO THE HOSPITAL. Poor little fellow has one of the worst deseases a pup can catch, Parvo.Thanks to Rachal at Redrover, who was very compassionate and understanding of our low income situation and our need to get some treatment for our pup. We were able to a medical exam and some much needed meds. Please pray our puppy pulls thru this. Thank you so much Rachel and Redrover. We could not done this without your help

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Rating: 5 stars  

Me and my husband is so very grateful and thankful for REDROVER with assisting us to help with funding for our 4 yr old Chihuahua Emergency Eye Surgery. Laurel was very helpful and responsive with helping us get this done for our baby. Would highly recommend REDROVER to everyone, so happy i came across such a great organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work at a domestic violence shelter, and the assistance of Red Rover allowed a client to be able to leave an abusive situation, with her animals, and know they would be taken care of as well. Red Rover's assistance in paying the boarding facility was an amazing help to the client, who would not have been able to pay this on her own. Thank you Red Rover for helping assist a victim of domestic violence find safe housing for her animals as she searched for safe housing for herself!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My cat needed surgery asap and because my only income is disability I didn't have the money. An online friend suggested that I apply for aid and I thought, because of the name, that they only help dogs but I was wrong. I am so very grateful for their generosity. I would still be waiting to schedule his surgery without it. My contact, Rachel, was very nice and patient with me. This charity is a God send.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to thank Redrover for aiding financially for my cat Zoe's surgery, they helped save her life! thank You to all the people who donate to help all the animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently met Karly Noel, Education Manager, when she conducted a Redrover Reader workshop for teachers in my area. Although I had taken the course online, it was even more of a pleasure to participate and assist with the workshop in Sterling, IL. It was very engaging for all who came. There is no doubt that the books and animal topics that can be brought into the classroom will move students into a deep critical thinking mode. The Redrover Reader program is so impactful, and it is appropriate for any age. It is a strong, moving, and meaningful program. I recommend it to educators everywhere! The questioning techniques pull students in. They are non biased and non-threatening techniques that encourage peer-to-peer teaching. I have already started incorporating the questioning techniques with my high school students. It's amazing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to commend Red Rover for their educational efforts! I am a teacher and an author of children's book, "Rescue Pup," and in my search for others who have a passion for literacy and animals, I found Red Rover Readers. They understand the importance of READING and developing CRITICAL THINKING skills at an early age, but that's not all. They use the most important topics that children will connect with and understand...ANIMALS! Today in education there is an enormous push toward improving literacy skills. The best way to do this is by reading about real world events and issues that impact all of us. What can bring children in touch with the real world? Animals and their issues today. The children's books that Red Rover uses in their curriculum and on their recommended book list offers opportunity for children to connect with the real world, animals around us, and the environment. These are interesting topics to children. They begin to ask questions, make inferences, form opinions, and learn to problem solve. They are engaging in critical thinking when Red Rover appears! These thinking skills are so important as we teach our children to read and comprehend, and Red Rover gets two paws up for getting the job done! Most importantly they not only are helping children learn to read and think critically, they are helping one the most important causes in the world... animals. They are making a better world for pets as children and families read and learn about kindness and empathy toward animals. They are a voice for the voiceless. Awareness is everything and it helps one homeless, neglected, or abused animal at a time. Red Rover, I am so very much on board with you! You are an organization that truly makes a difference in this world! My sincere regards! Brenda Fiorini, teacher and author - Illinois

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I are so grateful to RedRover for their immediate financial assistance with our Leo. I lost my job several months ago and had to delay applying for unemployment/new work to assist with the end-of-life care of my dad. You can imagine how that impacted our finances. We were horrified to come home Sunday evening to discover that our beloved 3 year old Pekingese, Leo had ruptured his eye. We rushed him to an after hours emergency pet clinic and were told his eye was lost. We saw two more vets for follow up care and they told us that if we did not have surgery to remove the injured eye, we needed to euthanize Leo.

We were devastated. We had no savings left due to my unemployment status and no money to pay for this expensive surgery. This is where RedRover helped us. Less than 24 hours after completing a grant application, they were able to come through for us with a grant to help us with our emergency surgery expenses for Leo. Due to their fast work and generosity, we were able to have the life-saving surgery Leo required. Thank you RedRover for helping us save a beloved member of our family!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Red Rover is an amazing organization! Me and my family are very grateful for the immediate Financial assistance received as a grant to cover some of the cost of Molly's surgery. Molly is in need of a Bladder surgery to remove the stones. Red Rover grant has helped my family to get closer to cover the cost of her surgery.
Thank You for the quick approval process!!!





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