Hello, This is Shilo's story. A precious four months old Chihuahua. She was in need for emergency surgeries; fortunately RedReover was able to help to insure she got the care she was required to have in order to stay alive. I requested for financial aid from them and they were polite and understanding. Great Relief Foundation. Response time was quick. Application is simple. Special Thanks to RedRover Relief Urgent Care Foundation.
My cat and best friend, Greysen, had been missing for several days when I went out before bed to call him one last time. With my hope dwindling that he would ever return home, a very battered and starving Greysen climbed into my arms and was rushed to the local pet ER. After spending the night and going through extensive treatment, Greysen needed major surgery to repair his mouth so that he could eat and drink. His entire lower lip had been torn from his jaw with quite a bit of damage being done. The vet believes he was hit by a car. He underwent three hour surgery and I had no idea how to cover the expenses but would not let my friend down. Red Rover came through and helped save my cat's life. Jessica was so kind, attentive and supportive. She and Red Rover truly went above and beyond. She and Red Rover went out of their way to make sure they could assist with funding and I am ever so grateful to this foundation. No one ever expects to be in a situation that requires money to become a hindrance to help rather than a tool to receive it, but I am glad to know places like Red Rover exist for unfortunate situations such as these. I cannot say enough good things about this foundation but I hope it is around for years to come to help other families and their animal friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This is such an amazing organization! Many years ago I ran my own non-profit and I know about all the work it takes to run a successful animal rescue, lot's and lot's of hard work.
Red Rover really went above and beyond the call of duty to help me, my daughter and her dog Riddick. What really impressed me was it was not just financial help, one of their workers, Laurel, was very supportive emotionally. She was so genuine and really cared about my situation. It was an extremely emotional time for me. My daughter was traveling across country to come home for the first time in 8 years. Taking turns driving, she pulled over to switch driving with her boyfriend, their dog Riddick was in the back seat. Someone looking at their phone instead of the road, plowed into them doing 70 mph! My daughter and her boyfriend were both life-flighted to a hospital in another state and their dog Riddick was kindly and lovingly picked up by a wonderful veterinarian and taken to her clinic. Riddick was shoved from the back seat with such force that he hit the dashboard and dislocated his hip. He had to have the head of his femur surgically removed. Without Red Rover we could not have had this done. And it wasn't over. Next came the almost impossible task of trying to get Riddick from Kansas to me in Oregon. Because of ignorance about his breed we though it was not going to be possible to get him here.
Even much longer story short....Laurel and a kind lady in Colorado made it happen! Riddick and my daughter finally made it home and just in time for Christmas!!! Riddick now lives with me and has healed 100%. He has completely stolen my heart and brings me so much joy!!! I love this handsome boy so much!!! THANK YOU RED ROVER!!!!
I am a retired vet. tech./rescue person, I ran a non-profit animal rescue for most of my adult life, in fact I started when I was 17yrs. with a degree in animal sciences. Many of those years my rescue was the only help for animals in an entire county.....no animal control, no shelters, just me, my daughter and a small handful of volunteers. The reason I am mentioning this is because I really know what it takes to run a non-profit for animals, the heart and soul, the heartbreaks and joy, and of course endless hours of commitment.
Recently I found myself being the one that needed help. My daughter was in a horrible car accident, she and her fiance were life-flighted to a hospital in another state. Her child (a k-9 named Riddick) was also in the car. His survival is an amazing journey. The short of it is....he was picked up from the scene of the accident by an amazing veterinarian and taken to her clinic. Everyone was shocked he even lived because he was in the back seat which was crushed all the way against the front seats. His hip was dislocated and he was in need of surgery to remove the head of his femur.
This was a very traumatic time for all involved. We were all in different states, and I have agoraphobia, therefor do not travel at all. As my daughter was in the E.R. with a mangled arm headed to surgry, her fiance fighting for his life with traumatic brain injury, she called me in a panicky shock pleading for me to find Riddick.
I seriously do not know how I would have made it through all of that without Laurel from Redrover! She went above and beyond the call of duty, way beyond. She was my support system, she kept me calm and worked in such a positive and realistic manner. Riddick got the help he needed very quickly, and now is home with me and healing wonderfully from his traumatic ordeal. He is an amazing sweat, gentle boy and now is safe thanks to Redrover and Laurel!!! Thank you so much more than words can say!
An excellent caring staff that goes above and beyond by also providing empathy training along with its animal care resources. I got some precious extra time with my beloved 13-year-old chinchilla, Rainer, an age goal he would not have met without RedRover's caring and helpful staff. I wish them all the best and hope I may contribute back to such a wonderful organization someday.
From the ease of sending the first note, to the quick reply of the return email, to everything being clearly explained, in my fear of losing my little 12-year-old home-born pet chinchilla due to being deeply immersed in my own medical expenses, RedRover absolutely came to the rescue. Without that assistance there would be an empty cage in my home. Rainer needed dental care, and he got it through the good graces of RedRover. And learning more about the organization, wow, what great work they do! Empathy is a nice thing!
I can't say enough about RedRover and any other organization's that make it possible for victims to become survivors. Having to leave a pet makes it impossible for many people to leave. They have no family or friends who can or will take there pets for them. Perhaps they have no friends or family due to there relationship.
In many lives a person's pet is there only known or trusted companion. They cannot leave a pet who has helped them to survive and not go crazy...
Thanks so much to this organization and all volunteers and workers who are so kind to help. I Know as a survivor how much it means. Possibly the difference between life and death. Thank you all and Gods Speed!
Thank You so much RedRover for making surgery happen for my little Yogi. I have hit a financial hardship in life and thanks to RedRover and a few others I was able to get Yogi the surgery he needed to get out of constant pain. He fell and his leg popped out of the socket and because of finances I wasn't able to get treatment started. So Thank you for being such a blessing in our life and being apart of Yogis pain relief. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
RedRover is the best! I can’t thank you enough for helping with Tequila. I was broke from my animals & their health issues when I agreed to care for Tequila. See, Tequila’s former owner fell extremely ill & was put in a nursing home & could no longer care for her. I just couldn’t stand the thought of her going to a shelter. After caring for Tequila for a couple of months, are old neighbors came to visit & they just fell in love with her. See Denise & Lisa (the old neighbors) don’t have much money either, but they have lots of love to give & a wonderful home to share. Upon, taking her to the vet, the outcome wasn’t good. Tequila wasn’t spayed and on top of that, she had heart worms. That’s when I decided to reach out to RedRover. If it wasn’t for RedRover, well I don’t know what would have happened. All I know is that Tequila is on her way to a happy & healthy life. Thank you so much! And, one day I hope to repay the favor to RedRover.
Redrover is the Best!!! Thank you so much RedRover for you generosity. My Kitty Puma will be going in for surgery tomorrow thanks to your quick response to our request for finacial assistance. My family and I are overjoyed with happiness knowing Puma will get the surgery she needs for her injury. I can not thank you enough!! We are forever grateful to you all. God bless this organization for all they do for our beloved pets! Sincerely Laura Etuk and family
RedRover staff was very caring and helpful to my dog Princess. With out the help from RedRover Princess would not have had her surgery. Princess had a large cyst removed off her face and she is getting stronger every day. I would like to thank the staff at Red Rover and the donors.
After finding out that my yorkie, Cash needed to have emergency surgery I was completely devastated. I had no idea how I would be able to afford such a costly procedure in such a short span of time considering a lot of other life circumstances that had all reared their ugly heads at the same time. Cash means everything to me and I knew I had to do SOMETHING. I created a GoFundMe page to no avail, not a single dollar donated. Then, for the sake of trying I did a Google search for pet assistance. I found many organizations that offer veterinary care assistance, I applied to many organizations, too. None compared to the readiness and level of care shown to me by Red Rover. Before I could cause myself anymore stress, Red Rover offered me a solution far beyond my expectations. They were there to help me in my time of desperate need and I and my pet Cash will forever be grateful that our time together will not be cut short. I am truly blessed to have found an organization with such a high level of professionalism, compassion and willingness to provide when we needed it the most.
Bless this organization!