I can't say enough good things about this organization and what they do to care for animals. The training is very clear, detailed and important. You will recognize this immediately on your first deployment. Instructions and assignments are clear. Everyone is very kind and helpful. The teamwork is like nothing I've experienced before when volunteering. At the end of the day, we do it for the animals. And you leave feeling like you've made a huge difference, and found new friends.
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!
i was only a volunteer a few years, but was unable to deploy due to my job obligations. however, i was always kept up-to-date and enjoyed seeing where everyone needed to go. absolutely a great organization !
I first trained as a volunteer with Red Rover (UAN / EARS at the time) back in 2003. I finally deployed in 2010, then again in 2014 and again in 2015. I cannot express how proud I am to be part of such an amazing professional organization. Volunteers come from all walks of life, from all areas of North America, with varying degrees of experience and ability, for one common goal - animal welfare. Red Rover makes it not only work, but makes it work WELL.
I am a RedRover Responder, which means that I have received training in emergency sheltering of animals and can be asked to deploy when needed in disaster/hoarding/cruelty situations. I have been VERY impressed with the professionalism of the small, dedicated staff of RedRover. They are invited to help in what are usually stressful situations for both the people and animals involved, and they are always calm, positive, encouraging, and resourceful. Their preparation is thorough and their assistance is consistent and reliable. The other volunteers I've met are from varied backgrounds, but their love of animals creates a common bond; differences are set aside for the sake of the animals. Volunteering with RedRover is uplifting and renews my faith in people!
Thanks to Red Rover our family cat is back home now and on his way to making a full recovery!! The wonderful people at Red Rover saved his life!! He was hit by a car and in desperate need of surgery to save his life but financially we just couldn't afford it. So I was told about This organization and thought well it's worth a shot. So I put in my Aplication for the financial assistance and was contacted the very next day by a very nice woman who assisted me in finishing my app and then put through a grant check for $250 dollars for our cats surgery. My family and I are so very grateful to these people for helping us to save our cats life!! Without their support he wouldn't be here with us today. I would highly recommend them to anyone who was in a situation similar to mine or looking for a great orginazation to donate too. Again , most wonderful caring people and we will forever be grateful to them.
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.
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.
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!!!!!