RedRover

Rating: 4.94 stars   362 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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EIN 68-0124097
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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  

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This nonprofit is helping two very worthy causes with one program; literacy in schools and promoting empathy among children with animals and people. As a teacher I have found that one of the most challenging aspects of citizenship to teach is empathy. It is seemingly not a born trait that students come to school with. Many students growing up in poverty face the need for survival skills to get through life and empathy is simply not taught as one of those skills. Many children do not come to school with an understanding of how it could feel to be in someone else's shoes and to care deeply about the well being of another being. Thankfully, Red Rover Reading has a research-based literacy program to help aid in a non-threatening method of teaching how to care, bond with, and respect another. Taking part in their training, I have learned how to be non-judgemental in my approach in guiding students through children's literature about caring for animals. The best part is the flexibilty of this program in trying to work with schools in order to send you their books FOR FREE. The only cost is to train, which in my experience is to ensure that their program will be implemented properly to reach effectiveness for students. It is encouraging to me that Red Rover Reading is working to create a future of empathetic people in our world not only towards animals but towards one another. If this is not a worthy and impactful cause, I do not know what is! I hope great things for this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My 4 year old Doxie was attacked a couple nights ago by a large stray. I had to pry the strays mouth off of my girl. I rushed her to the vet for care. X-ray showed my baby has a broken jaw in 2 places. 1 place requires screws to repair and the other requires a wire to repair. Fearful that I would not be able to have the surgery she so desperately needs, I turned to the internet. My prayers were answered when Rachel from Red Rover contacted me with the best news ever. My sweet baby will be able to have her surgery Tuesday morning and on her road to recovery. Words cannot express my gratitude to Red Rover. Without Red Rover I fear that I would have had to make a decision I was not prepared to make. THANK RED ROVER!!!!!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Red Rover is simply one of the best animal welfare organizations around. I have been a volunteer and donor for years. They not only respond to immediate needs of animals in emergency situations, they help women getting out of violent situations do so knowing that their companion animals will be safe. They help people who want to help animals but lack the funds be able to provide veterinary care for these animals. They are responsive and respectful to volunteers and donors. The make excellent use of their funding. Red Rover is the best and I'm proud to be affiliated with this fine organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have rescued Golden Retrievers for over 30 years, and just had my first experience with a GSD. Molly was a pitiful sight, her hind leg so damaged by humans that she could barely walk and had to drag the leg along. Her eyes were dull, her ears drooped and she only wanted to lie in a corner. Most of my resources and contacts are for goldens, so helping Molly was a real challenge. Through the generosity of Red Rover and other groups and individuals, we were able to have Molly's leg amputated, and following a long period of recuperation and fostering, she is now a joyful, playful girl with sparkling eyes, a much loved family member with a chihuahua sibling in Northern California. It is heartwarming to know Red Rover exists to help our best friends. Molly and I will be forever grateful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to learn a new way and style to help teach our young people how to learn about the feelings of others and I thought the Red Rovers reading program would be a great fit for the things that I teach like care and concern for yourself and others
The instructor was wonderful she took time to help me understand a new method of reading to our youth what a wonderful and refreshing new understanding
Thank you Red Rover

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

I would not change a thing you just keep caring to help make better citizens

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I support RedRover, because they are a very dedicated group of people who care a lot about animals and rescue animals in need.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Very rewarding..get our younger children involed ....I want to see more fundrasing

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

Try to find more people to help....and get more people vets in voled

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a Red Rover volunteer that worked the Greensburg, Kansas tornado a few years ago. It was long days, and sometimes dirty work, but I felt so good knowing I was doing a small part to help the people and pets of that city where literally nothing remained. The animals that you could love on while they were waiting to be returned to their owners brought joy to my heart. The best part was when the owner came to permanently pick up his or her pet. Everyone was so happy and of course there were tears as well for many different reasons. Red Rover is 100% tops in my book.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer, I love the fact that they are a wonderfully organized group. So many times I have volunteered for animal groups that are not and it is can be very frustrating.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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