RedRover

Rating: 4.94 stars   453 reviews

Address:

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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916.429.2457
http://www.redrover.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

In the beginning I would sit & cry while on my computer and donate a little money here and there to different animal charities. I realized I was just making myself sad reading horrific stories about animal curlety. Then I reached out to RedRover. Org and got involved in the Responders and Readers program and now make a difference!! I love RedRover for all that they do to help out.

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?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

After I retired from a career of over twenty years. I found myself sitting at my computer trying to help every and any non profit animal rescue organization. I'd sit and cry, tears running down my face. My heart breaking, reading some horrifying stories.Starring into the computer I'd send off five,ten or twenty dollars to try and help.When I came across RedRover a light went off in my head and heart. Here is a group that I could get trained and be of some really needed help. If I didn't have the money, I had the time to help. And RedRover has different areas of experience that I could apply myself. And make a difference,see the difference, and feel that I made a difference! I have been on three rescues as a responder. I have been trained a RedRover Reader as well.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I rescued a little dog to keep it from going to the poind, i took it to the vet because i had fowel breath, and its fur went fron white to brown from the dogs poisonous saliva from the infection from its teeth. The vet told me about Red Rover, they were very fast, i got the dog help immediately, he is more lively and spunky after getting all his rotten teeth pulled thanks to Red Rover, thank you very much!!!

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Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with Red Rover for many years. This is such a wonderful organization. Red Rover helps animals and communities in many ways; The reading program for children, help families who can't afford veterinary costs for sick or injured animals, always willing to assist in any disaster, and many other ways. I have been on 4 deployments and was impressed with the organazation and communication skills that Red Rover leaders and staff have.

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?

2011

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for being our 100th review! We appreciate all that you have done as a volunteer and supporter.

Rating: 5 stars  

I kicked up my own Cool Dog campaign in my town after finding a dog inside a 106 degree car in 2007. The town Animal Control Officer refused to release the dog until the owner returned, 25 minutes later. That made me realize the breadth and depth of ignorance on a problem that is pervasive. My successes I owe much to RedRover for providing educational materials and resources which I learned much from. They also offered needed support and credibility to my efforts. RedRover is providing a REAL and very tangible product that is helping achieve the most important element in changing our culture to realize the value and inherent worth of animal life, and what animals bring to human life - and that animals deserver respect and kindness in their own right.

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

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for being an inspiration to others with your amazing work to spread the message of the My Dog is Cool Campaign. We appreciate your support and your efforts!

Rating: 5 stars  

It has been about a year since my initial training with Red Rover. I have been on two deployments; most recently in response to Hurricane Isaac. The people, and animals, there were very glad for our help. I will continue to volunteer with Red Rover. Taking animals from crisis to care.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for deploying to shelter animals displaced by disaster and rescued from cruelty. We couldn't do it without you!

Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved after Katrina and even though I have not had much volunteer time in I can say RedRover is an awesome organization. The work they do to bring help to animals in need is great! I am proud to be associated with this group!

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?

2012

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for all you have done as a volunteer. It is appreciated and maybe we can work together again on a future deployment. We appreciate your kind words.

Rating: 5 stars  

MY NAME IS VINCE L. I HAD A GREAT JOB FOR 18.5 YEARS ,IN 2008 IWAS LAID OFF DO TO CUT BACKS , I HAVE HAD NO LUCK IN FINDING WORK , I DO WHAY I CAN TO MAKE A BUCK FOR BILLS , AT THE TIME MY DOG MAX WAS HAVING A PROBLEM , A TUMOR ON HIS FORHEAD I NEEDED HELP TO HAVE IT REMOVED ,FRIENDS HELPED ME BUT MOST OF ALL BY GOING ON LINE TO RED ROVER , THEY CAME THROUGH AND BLESSED ME WITH A LARGE DONATION TO HELP MY MAX , ILOVE MY BOY MAX SO MUCH , WHEN THINGS GET MUCH BETTER FOR ME I WILL BE HELPING RED ROVER OUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ,THANK YOU RED ROVER YOUR AWSOME, I OWE YOU BIG TIME . THANK YOU MUCH VINCE LADICK AND MAX. THANK YOU .

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

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The dedication of the RedRover team (both staff and volunteers) is absolutely inspirational. From the largest emergency deployments to support for life-saving procedures for individual animals to educational programs, RedRover makes a tremendously positive impact to the lives of animals and humans on a daily basis. I am proud and honoured to be associated with this group and the work they do.

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?

A lot

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with RedRover since 2007. I have found the office staff to be very knowledgeable and professional, the field staff to be skilled, compassionate and organized, and the mission to be direct, critical and easily communicated and executed. In a world where the celebrated volunteer is the one in the field pulling animals from burned and flooded areas, RedRover is filling an unsung yet critical need of providing emergency sheltering for those rescued animals. Without these sheltering services there would be no rescue. RedRover volunteers are team players and know their value, whether they are preserving evidence in a cruelty case, feeding and cleaning disaster animals or providing comfort for evacuated animals and their humans. This organization is well-managed, smartly-staffed and highly-respected.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I work a lot with Morris Safe House in Lubbock, TX. and can really say that this is one of the best rescue groups in our city!!! Every dog that they take in is fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and treated for everything before they are adopted. I have a "Morris Mutt" and can tell you that he got the best care before I adopted him. Any body that tells me they are looking for a new forever buddy, I tell them they have to see Sallie!!

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?

A lot

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?

2012

 
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