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PO Box 188890 Sacramento CA 95818 USA


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


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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

RedRover is the best! I can’t thank you enough for helping with Tequila. I was broke from my animals & their health issues when I agreed to care for Tequila. See, Tequila’s former owner fell extremely ill & was put in a nursing home & could no longer care for her. I just couldn’t stand the thought of her going to a shelter. After caring for Tequila for a couple of months, are old neighbors came to visit & they just fell in love with her. See Denise & Lisa (the old neighbors) don’t have much money either, but they have lots of love to give & a wonderful home to share. Upon, taking her to the vet, the outcome wasn’t good. Tequila wasn’t spayed and on top of that, she had heart worms. That’s when I decided to reach out to RedRover. If it wasn’t for RedRover, well I don’t know what would have happened. All I know is that Tequila is on her way to a happy & healthy life. Thank you so much! And, one day I hope to repay the favor to RedRover.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Laurel at Red Rover

Dear Laurel,
Here are Duke’s before and after pics from his surgery last week. He is doing SO much better thanks to you and Red Rover. He is now eating well and is not in the constant pain and misery he was in with his ear.

Thank you so much for your compassion and financial help so that Duke could have his surgery. I and my neighbor Katie will be forever grateful that you were able to help pay the vet’s bill as there was no way that Katie could have afforded to have it and would have had to put Duke to sleep. He means the world to her and I believe that you saved two lives with your help. You and Red Rover are amazing! Please keep up the wonderful work that you do for these helpless animals! Duke before surgery, in fact, his growth became as large as a golf ball right before the surgery and he was in terrible pain.

Thank you again and again!

Best regards,
Carole Jensen

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Rating: 5 stars  

Redrover is the Best!!! Thank you so much RedRover for you generosity. My Kitty Puma will be going in for surgery tomorrow thanks to your quick response to our request for finacial assistance. My family and I are overjoyed with happiness knowing Puma will get the surgery she needs for her injury. I can not thank you enough!! We are forever grateful to you all. God bless this organization for all they do for our beloved pets! Sincerely Laura Etuk and family

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RedRover staff was very caring and helpful to my dog Princess. With out the help from RedRover Princess would not have had her surgery. Princess had a large cyst removed off her face and she is getting stronger every day. I would like to thank the staff at Red Rover and the donors.

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I lived on high ground in Sacramento, CA, during the New Year's' floods of 1997. I heard about Red Rover's (formerly EARS) animal rescue operation on the news and joined the effort as a volunteer. I have never been more impressed. EARS rescued more than 400 dogs, cats, horses and other animals. They set up kennels in a park and obtained food and blanket donations from the community, got the word out to owners looking for their lost pets, and found temporary placement for pets whose owners could not bring them to shelters. Ultimately, they reunited around half of the pets with their owners and adopted the rest out to the community. Every single canine and feline victim found a home. I have never in my life been so impressed by an animal rescue group. And, one of the dogs that went home... went home with my husband and me. Our beloved cattle dog, Digger, enriched our lives for the next 14 years, passing away peacefully in his sleep a few years ago. We will always be grateful!

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Rating: 5 stars  

RedRover was AMAZING in every way when I was seeking financial support for one of my clients' pet boarding cost. I work for a non-profit helping survivors of violence. This client was in severe domestic violence situation that required her to leave the abuser right away but what prevented her from leaving was her cat. There aren't many domestic violence shelters that accept survivors with their pets, at least for NYC, there are only few. When I called them, they are at capacity and did not have a vacancy. Then, I learned about RedRover through my coworker who had great experience with them in the past so I turned to them immediately. Laurel, who assisted my client's case was excellent. She made grant application a breeze by communicating through phone and emails frequently, and helped me and my client all throughout the way. With the support from RedRover, client was able to leave her abuser immediately while placing her beloved cat under the care of trusted professionals. I cannot imagine what could have happened to the client if she remained home. So I cannot thank RedRover enough for providing the safe haven for my client's pet that subsequently provided the strongest sense of relief to the client. Thank you SO SO MUCH!

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After finding out that my yorkie, Cash needed to have emergency surgery I was completely devastated. I had no idea how I would be able to afford such a costly procedure in such a short span of time considering a lot of other life circumstances that had all reared their ugly heads at the same time. Cash means everything to me and I knew I had to do SOMETHING. I created a GoFundMe page to no avail, not a single dollar donated. Then, for the sake of trying I did a Google search for pet assistance. I found many organizations that offer veterinary care assistance, I applied to many organizations, too. None compared to the readiness and level of care shown to me by Red Rover. Before I could cause myself anymore stress, Red Rover offered me a solution far beyond my expectations. They were there to help me in my time of desperate need and I and my pet Cash will forever be grateful that our time together will not be cut short. I am truly blessed to have found an organization with such a high level of professionalism, compassion and willingness to provide when we needed it the most.

Bless this organization!

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2 people found this review helpful

My beautiful baby Blaze was recently bit by a copperhead at our home. I rushed her to the vet as she was not responding well. The antivenin alone was astronomical. I was scared I would not be able to afford the treatment that my baby desperately needed. I was pointed to Red Rover. I filled out the grant paper and someone immediately called me. They were friendly and helpful. They helped me get Blaze the life saving treatment she needed. Because of Red Rover Blaze is on the mend, and will make a full recovery. Thanks Red Rover, for everything. All our Love Barb and Blaze

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4 people found this review helpful

Hi my name is Angie my dog AJ was attacked by another dog and needed surgery badly..I emailed RedRover the night it happened and they called me the next morning wanting to help. I was overcome with emotion and couldn't believe they were going to help. They are in my opinion the best Nonprofit ever! They donated enough money to get his operation scheduled and even coordinated with the veterinary hospital to get him set up for surgery. With out RedRover's help AJ would have never been able to be healed and because of my financial situation I was considering having him put to sleep. Thank You RedRover for saving my best friend AJ and because of you his gentile beautiful soul will live on for many years to come!!! Thank You you all are the best!!

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1 person found this review helpful

While I have never needed help from Red Rover, we have been donating to help others through this organization for several years. It is one of my "go to first" charities.

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