RedRover

Rating: 4.93 stars   334 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.
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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I received info about a puppy that was being physically abused and neglected by its owners. I immediately starting perusing the owner about giving up the dog to me so I could give it a good home and the care it needed. Finally after much persuasion they gave up the puppy. I immediately discovered this puppy was in much worse shape then I thought and got it to the vet ASAP. The vet informed me the puppy ( I named her Raven) had a horrible case of fleas and was loaded with worms, but worst of all she had a hernia. The hernia was the size of a half dollar and Raven was in great danger of her intestants becoming instrangulated, potentially killing her. The vet recommended surgery ASAP. This information weighed on me so heavily knowing I could not afford an expensive surgery. So I started searching for help. Called my local SPCA, animal control officer, town office all in hope there was some sort of funds out there to help with a situation like mine. There wasn't any money available and I was turned away at every attempt I had made. I eventually took my search online nation wide. I came across RedRover. I filled out an application online, but Ravens surgery was the next morning and I didn't have time to wait for a response. I called a contact number I had found on the RedRover site. I got through and explained my situation to her. She transferred me to a woman that was in a position to help me. The woman was so nice and understanding and actually cared and wanted to help. She pulled up my application put it to the top of the list and told me what I had to do. At this point my vet office had already closed. So the estimate would have to b sent the next morning just an hour before Raven scheduled surgery. The next morning I gave the girls at my vet RedRovers fax number and within an hour of sendin out the estimate they got an approval of payment to help cover the cost of the surgery. I was so impressed with the amount of effort and care the people at RedRover had for me and Raven. I could not have gotten Raven the care she needed without the help from RedRover. I will forever be greatful for what they have done.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure they got more donations so they can keep on helping people and their pets!

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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This organization is amazing! I rescued a kitty from the street to find her a forever home. She ended up having a severe fracture that required a leg amputation! My family was so stretched for funds, already housing many rescue animals, and I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I found this organization and reached out to them. They contacted me the next day!!!!!! They were able to help the little kitties medical costs and help her on her way to a forever home! The little kitty and I will be forever grateful for their generosity!

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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What a wonderful organization! I had a feral kitty at my job that had an eye rupture. My local SPCA could not help but I knew I could not leave this poor little kitty with an eye like that. It was either the kitty had to have surgery or be euthanized. RedRover helped provide funding to help me with the cost. As I am typing this, the little kitty is at the vets office having the surgery needed. Thank you so much! We will be picking the kitty up in a few hours and he will now have a forever home with me. Thank You so much RedRover.

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?

2013

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I cannot express enough at how grateful I am that I came across this organization. Our kitty, Nyx, had an unfortunate accident in which he ate some flowers that were toxic to him and as he was trying to pilfer them from a very high shelf, he fell, suffering a concussion. We used all the money we had to pay for his initial veterinary visit, only to find out a couple of days later that he was decompensating further. If it wasn't for RedRover, we would have had to take Nyx home to pass away. They helped us at a time when I thought my family and I were going to have to make a really hard decision. Once we get on our feet financially again, we are going to contribute back to RedRover in order to help others who are in our situation. I am forever grateful! Please contribute to this great cause!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello, my name is Gus. I am a 16 year old Jack Russell Terrier. Recently I was sick as a dog, & sadly my parents didn't have enough money for me to get the surgery that I needed. When they contacted Red Rover, immediately Rachel contacted my Mom with a grant to help with my surgery. Rachel also arranged everything with my Vet so all I had to do was get Better! We would like to say thank you to Rachel and Red Rover for their help in our time of need! We also want to thank those that have contributed to such a worthy cause, because of your donations I was able to get the surgery I needed, & I am feeling better every day!! We have decided the best way to say thank you is not with just words of thanks, but when we can, we will "pay it forward"!! To bring relief to another family in their time of need, is truly the only way to say thank you! Red Rover deserves this five star rating we have given them, plus two paws up!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

....not change a thing!!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a very special Friend named rocky that needed surgery done on removal on his anal glands removed this year 2013 thanks to red rover this was possible.

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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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We adopted Savannah when she was 9 weeks old, from a rescue organization in the south. At first Savannah was active. She never was able to walk far but we thought that was because she was so small. At about 12 weeks old she started limping, we took her in to be examined. Nothing showed up on the xrays, she was given a cortizone shot and anti-inflammatories. With in a week she was walking without any problem. It wasn't until she was 7 months old that the problem reoccurred. She went for xrays again. At that time she was diagnosed with a degenerative disease called legg perethes (which is where the hip joint and femur in her rear leg disinterates,. With the cost of a new puppy, her past medical treatments and me being on disability, I thought I was going to have to give Savannah back to the rescue organization we got her from. I contacted them and told them I couldn't afford the surgery. They offered to take her back but also offered other options so that we could keep Savannah. One of the options was Red Rover. I contacted them about a week and a half ago. They got back to me immediately, with in a few days they approved the grant for Savannah. Today Savannah had her surgery, it was a little more complicated than the Dr. thought, but she is doing well. If it wasn't for RedRover, Savannah would still be limping around in pain. She's still in pain and will be for a little while, but the Vet expects her to make a full recovery. When I called to see how Savannah was they told me they received the check from Red Rover today. I have to say this is the best organization I've ever dealt with . I can't say enough good things about them. Thank you Red Rover for your help..Savannah thanks you also:) Someday we hope to give back to this organization:)

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

RedRover and the staff (Lauren) have been amazing...from all the way in California, they have assisted financially burdened clients at our clinic in PA, Quakertown Veterinary Clinic. Monies from our Angel Fund, RedRover, The Sanctuary at Haafsville and LHVNK have saved numerous stray, abandoned and animals in need. They are the very model of reaching far and helping all they can....Become a supporter today, you will be amazed at their good works!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

RedRover has helped several of our clients (with severe finanacial difficulty) keep their much loved pet's after a catastrphic event, when faced with a large vet bill. Our doctors and staff donate as much as we can, the staff take up personal donations and we try Facebook fundraisers to help too. RedRover also gave a donation to and abandoned dog that we raised money for and took care of and rehomed. We cannot say enough about this organization, the staff are professional and responsive and genuine....thank you RedRover for all that you have done and continue to do.....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure they got more money!....and were better supported

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently took in my little dorkie Nickie when a neighbor abandoned her. The day I took her to the vet to be spayed, I learned my little sweet dog had one kidney that was swollen to about 4 times normal size. The vet said it would need to be removed and the surgery would be about $500.00. Of course this was upsetting news but once more I had no way to pay such a high bill and as I'm sure you all know vets do not like to make payment arrangements. I applied for Care Credit but was denied and so there I was out of options and facing the hard truth tha,t my baby needed surgery and I was helpless. Then, I found Red Rover in an internet search. Sort of as a last stitch effort I filled out the east online application and to be quite honest I did not expect a reply. The very next day I was contacted by Laurel who was so
concerned for my poor Nickie she asked a few simple questions and soon she told me she would love to help me and offered to grant $200.00 towards her surgery! Now my baby can be well and I don't have to face the guilt or shame of not being able to afford to help her. I am so thankful to this organization. I truly feel that they are a Godsend.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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?

2013

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My Cocker Spaniel Rusty needed to have a total ear canal ablation due to chronic ear infection that were not responding to other treatments anymore, I was unemployed and unable to afford the surgery but he was in pain and I decided to apply for help with RedRover , they immediately answered my call for help and got in contact with my vet , a day later I got a call from them telling me that they were going to help, thanks to them and people who donate my dog was able to have the surgery today October 3rd , I am very grateful for the help I received from them and will also donate in the future

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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