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Rating: 4.94 stars   361 reviews 10,873

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Children & Youth, International


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  

I work for a domestic violence agency in TX and red rover has been awesome for our clients with pets who are fleeing their abuser. Most recently they assisted a client of mine with a $410 kennel/vet bill. This was a huge relief to her, as she had no way to pay for her 2 dogs' care and couldn't keep them with her during her stay with us. Red Rover responded quickly to her needs and have been nothing but friendly and helpful to me as her case manager. I appreciate everything they do!

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If not for red rover my lil girl wouldn't be here today!! My girl Suzi Q is 3 years old and about 2 weeks ago came the most devastating moment in my life when I was stunned when my girl stopped eating and her stomach was bloated and there was blood and discharge coming out of her private area. I looked for a reason everywhere until I came across serving that looked like all her symptoms it was a life threatening condition called PYOMETRA and it said if she didn't get surgery right away she would die. We went to a vet and they quoted the surgery are around 1200-3000 dollars and me just recently being laid off I had no money I was really scared crying looking for any thing I could possibly do to save my baby... Til I ran across red rover searching on the web for people who help with emergency vet situation. Immediately I filled out an application and someone called me the very same night and a very sweet lady told me she was there to help my baby girl get the help she needed right away :) so I went to the vet and had her surgery the next day now she is in the recovery process its been 4 days since her surgery and she is already getting better she is eating again and getting back to the same as she was before this horrible thing happened thank you red rover!!!! You guys are my angels I don't know what I would have done without my baby girl. The vet said she would have died had I not got her in within the next day or too. THANK YOU!!!

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I just wanted to thank everyone at Red Rover for their caring assistance. I live in Verona Pennsylvania a small suburb outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. We do not have many programs that provide financial assistance for vet assistance othert han spade and nuetering. My dog needed dental surgery and I could not afford to have the surgery. I went online filled out the application and they responded in such a short period of time. I was shocked. They were also be caring and patient. I am very appreciative to their help and am thankful to all they have been able to contribute. Without their help Chloe would not be smiling today! Thank you so very very much!

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Thank you so for your help saveing my pug Sabrina. According to the vet she was was possibly hours close to death. And definitely would not have survived anouther night. The kindness of your organization helped save her life. She had surgery that removed the infection before it spread to the rest of her body.
I have progressive MS and don't know what I would've done without her in a way you helped save my life to; as the stress of losing her would have aggravated my MS. Your organization also showed me how many good people there are in the world. I can't thank you enough.
Sincerely Lisa

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My Dog Lucky had a bleeding mass on his back near his tail. It was bleeding constantly and was causing Lucky incredible discomfort. I was not able to come up with all the money necessary to remove the mass so I had to cancel the surgery I had scheduled. I had my own medical issues that put me into a devastating financial situation. I contacted several organizations. The only one I heard from was RedRover. They were able to help me with some of the surgery cost. We experienced true compassion. The RedRover organization is an ANGEL on earth. Thank you RedRover and Laurel. We are truly Thankful. When I am healthy enough to pay it forward I will.

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It's hard to express how grateful I am for the help and support received by Red Rover! They assisted me in the ability to help save our cat Gray from uncertainty and discomfort. After a week of throwing up, not eating and numerous diagnostic tests, we finally found out he has pancreatitis. He will be able to be treated for this now. He's a young cat that my daughter and I have had since birth. The fear was if he had an obstruction and not having the immediate means to pay for surgery. I've already put in $1000. of which I can't afford. Others told me to be realistic. I knew the reality was he deserved a chance to live as his healthy spunky self again. I was determined and desperate to not give up. I reached out and Red Rover came through! I feel like we can begin to get back on our feet and I will never forget the help received by Red Rover. Thank you Rachel and all who make this possible!

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My Cat Tiggy got very ill last month and he had a lot of tests and medication. He had a violent infection in his mouth that got him so sick. He had one tooth removed. Got antibiotics but needed the rest of his teeth removed. I am retired and I could not afford the estimated amount of $300 ( after the expense of the initial medical bill that I paid) for the extraction of his teeth. I put in an application for help to RED ROVER. Rachel contacted me and it was such a blessing t to know that this great Org. was able to help me with a $200 towards Tiggy's operation. Thank you so much...........Rachel, you are an angel! I could feel the goodness coming from you and your love for the animals. You are a great asset to this humane Organization!!!
Thank you and God Bless, Jo

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We are a private pet boarding business who tries to help families who must temporarily go to a shelter, but cannot take their pets. When space is available, we house these cats and dogs until other arrangements can be made. This spring we were helping a great dog and his mom this way, when we were contacted by RedRover, who offered to help offset our expenses by providing a grant to reimburse us. We were able to help for a much longer period because of this great organization. Please support and share RedRover's amazing work. As awareness of the need grows, perhaps our local governments will make funds available for these needful families, which include beloved pets (who are as important as any other family member)!

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My cat Tiger was shot with a BB gun while playing outside. Her front leg bone was broken and she needed surgery. I contacted RedRover for help and they responded to me promptly and on a Holiday!
I spoke to Laurel and she gave me the great news that they were able to help me.
Tiger is now home, has to be on strict confinement for a while but she is getting better and better each day!

Thank you RedRover and Thank you Laurel for your compassion.

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My cat Jasper was having urinary blockage and so I emailed RedRover explaining my situation and I got a call from right away Laurel and she was able to grant Jasper with $200 for his vet cost which helped a lot with his vet care. Jasper is getting better with a special diet and he is able to use his litter box now without having to stain. So I want to thank RedRover for their kind and generous hearts in helping my baby boy Jasper with his issues he is on his way to being his normal self again.

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