RedRover

Rating: 4.93 stars   350 reviews 10,557

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.
Target demographics: animals in crisis
Direct beneficiaries per year: nearly 2,000 animals in crisis. In 2013, we deployed RedRover Responders volunteers to help more than 1,300 animals, including those affected by the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. In 2013, we also helped save the lives of more than 650 animals by awarding financial grants to help Good Samaritans, pet owners, animal rescuers and victims of domestic violence care for animals in life-threatening situations
Geographic areas served: U.S. and Canada
Programs: Through RedRover Responders, we shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises, such as criminal seizures and hoarding cases. The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, pet owners and victims of domestic violence to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations. The RedRover Readers program helps children explore the bond between people and animals through stories and discussion. Volunteers visit elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, animal shelters and other venues to read to children and lead discussions -- helping children develop critical thinking skills and empathy.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 68-0124097
916.429.2457
http://www.redrover.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lilly is my therapy dog. She has saved my life literally twice in 4 years. Despite being on Sentinel she got heartworms. I was devastated. I cannot imagine my life without her and was of course scared to death of anything happening to my baby. Due to extreme financial distress in my life with a sick teenager, now a sick furbaby, and then being on partial work disability I didnt know how I was going to get her this life saving treatment. Red Rover contacted me the day after I submitted my application because they knew the level of love and devotion I have for my Lilly. They understood the need there is for her in my life not only as my therapy dog but as my 4-legged child. They understood the level of desperation I felt to get her past this and to keep her in my life. No other charity has understood any of that. Because "it's only heartworms" these other charities didnt deem it as important as other dogs in need. I understand their logic since I am in the rescue community. Realistically there are dogs out there with far more need. BUT - and this Red Rover understood - my need, my love, my commitment, and my desperation to keep a baby I love alive is just as important and urgent as some of the cases they review. Red Rover doesnt just look at the animals needs they also look at the human families needs for that baby to continue to be an active, healthy, loving, and supportive part of their lives. There are no words for the amount of love I hold for Lilly. Losing her would be just as devastating to me as losing one of my 2 legged children. Having lost a child I know how horrific the emotional and psychological pain of losing a child is. And for me losing Lilly would be just as devastating. There are no words to describe the level of gratitude and thanks that I have for this wonderful group of people who understood how much Lilly means to me and how much I mean to her. They went out of their way to help me get Lilly the fast kill treatment that she needed. They also helped me with some other knowledge resources for my other babies. Laurel you are an absolute ANGEL and you have been an amazing blessing to Lilly and I. I hope you and your group each receive a blessing a HUGE as you have given to me and Lilly!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is fantastic. Rachel was great. She went above and beyond helping my dog Lily. She hung in there and was very patient dealing with my vet, like playing phone tag, until she finally talked to the vet office manager. I thought this would be a month or two long process, but Rachel got the operation approved for Lily in about 6 days. and It took that long just to get someone from the vet office to talk to her. This organization is the best. Lily is a stray. I took her in after a guy just put her out his car and drove off. the next day she was hit by a car and fractured her left leg. after two years Lily could not put any weight on the leg. That is when I got on the internet and found Red Rover. and thank god, because Lily had stopped eating and would just hide behind the sofa. Red Rover provided the rest of the money to help my Lily. I cannot express in words the love I have for this organization. Thank you Rachel. from Claire Phillips

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Rating: 5 stars  

My 3 year old bulldog Junkyard came fatally sick with blockage through his kidneys and urethra. Literally with a very unexpected and vital surgery facing me I was petrified I couldn't help my pup. I searched and applied for CreditCare like everyone suggested even with a co-applicant I was denied. I desperately kept searching online calling everyone and anywhere. Family and friends unable to help, I applied to Red Rover and received a call back within hours. I was so ecstatic to receive such graceful help in a difficult time when my dogs life depended on it. They helped offset some of the costly vet bill and gave me hope to saving my best friend. I can not thank this organization enough and look forward to giving back in the near future so someone else can benefit like I have! God bless, it is truly a wonderful thing you guys do and offer to the needy, I count my blessings for coming across RedRover.com

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Rating: 4 stars  

I read the book Lucky dog and at the end of the book it told me how I could help. I thought would like to volunteer. So that is my story.

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Rating: 5 stars  

after recently getting out of the military and losing my little brother to suicide I was reunited with my dog kae. Her stomach started to swell and I could see something was wrong, the vet drained 15 lbs of fluid off of her and she was diagnosed with heart worms. I was devestated. I paid the first bill and now a week later her second treatment is coming up, I was so stressed with how I was going to pay, I didnt want to cancel so I came across Red Rover, I worked with Laurel who I feel is an angel sent to me right now, without the generosity of the people who keep this foundation going I would be stuck. Kae and I cannot thank you enough! Thank you red rover for putting hope in our future xoxox
Kae and her mommy

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A week ago my best friend (bedlington terrier) dislocated his hip. My family and I were distraught when we found out it would cost so much to have the procedure he needed. I am so grateful for Red Rover without them he would not have walked again! The entire process was very fast and smooth-Laurel was so thorough and I could really tell she truly cared for my Puffs well being.





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RedRover saved my cat's life. I am thankful each and every day that I get to spend with my kitty! We could not have done it without them. Thank you for believing in him when no one else did. He made it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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My baby suffered a urinary blockage and I found myself in a seriously difficult situation with a seriously high but necessary vet bill to save his life, I contacted RedRover and within 24 hours Laurel at RedRover was able to help me help my baby get better. My boy saved my life in the past and now it was my turn to save his. Their assistance was super fast and they provided me with more information on ways to work with the medical condition my boy was dealing with. I will soon make sure to pay the help forward as I saw the serious need of organizations such as RedRover.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I've been a supporter and Responder volunteer with RedRover for several years and have always been impressed with the organization and their many accomplishments. Being on the board has provided me the opportunity to become more involved with the programs, staff and other volunteers who share my passion with this amazing organization.

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I received Chloe in November 2014 as a rescue from a backyard breeder and initially did not want to keep her, because she is a Pit Bull. I never had a Pit Bull and only heard negative stories. I said I would keep her for one week until they could find a loving home for her. After 2 - 3 days I completely fell in love with her. If she could talk she would have said, "please Love me". In December 2014 she came into heat and had brownish thick discharge coming out of her. I took Chloe to the Vet and they diagnosed her with Pyometra. They could not do surgery then due to severe infection. They put her on antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain meds and need to do surgery when the infection was gone. The surgery would cost between $1900 and $2400. I personally have been battling health issues the last 3 years myself and was hospitalized in January and March 2015. Chloe started to show signs of being ill, lethargy, drinking excess water, walking very, very slowly up stairs. I called the Vet and they said, previously her cervix was open and the puss discharged from her uterus and now she doesn't have a discharge her cervix is probably closed and surgery would have to be done immediately. I called other Vets to see if I could get the surgery done for less and found Banfield Pet Hospital would do it for around $1600. Still I did not have $1600 not working for the last 3 years. Banfield has a Hope Trust Fund to help disabled and low income people, but I would still have to cover about $600. $600 I did not have. I searched the internet for organizations that help fund emergency surgeries for pets of low income families. I applied to 9 different organizations from Thursday thru Sunday. The only response I received was from Laurel at RedRover on Friday. Through much work on the part of the vet and my faxing additional documents to RedRover they came through with additional funding and Chloe had her surgery Monday at 1:00 p.m. The surgery took about 2 hours and when the Vet called me around 3:00 and said Chloe came through the surgery great. The Vet did say if we would have waited, Chloe would have never survived. She was the worst case of closed cervix Pyometra they ever seen. Chloe's uterus was so inflamed and filled with puss that she was afraid her uterus would rupture removing it. A normal uterus weights a few ounces and Chloe's was 5.25 pounds. The Vet could not believe it never ruptured. It is one week later and Chloe is doing great. You would never know she close to death one week ago. I can't thank Laurel at RedRover enough for working with us to help Chloe get her surgery. Chloe is such a wonderful pet, she is scheduled to start Therapy and Service classes in September to be a Service dog and a therapy dog to help others as she has helped me. Again, I can't thank Laurel and RedRover enough. You helped save my Chloe.

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?

2015

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