Redrover

Rating: 4.94 stars   373 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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I just wanted to thank everyone at Red Rover for their caring assistance. I live in Verona Pennsylvania a small suburb outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. We do not have many programs that provide financial assistance for vet assistance othert han spade and nuetering. My dog needed dental surgery and I could not afford to have the surgery. I went online filled out the application and they responded in such a short period of time. I was shocked. They were also be caring and patient. I am very appreciative to their help and am thankful to all they have been able to contribute. Without their help Chloe would not be smiling today! Thank you so very very much!

 
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Thank you so for your help saveing my pug Sabrina. According to the vet she was was possibly hours close to death. And definitely would not have survived anouther night. The kindness of your organization helped save her life. She had surgery that removed the infection before it spread to the rest of her body.
I have progressive MS and don't know what I would've done without her in a way you helped save my life to; as the stress of losing her would have aggravated my MS. Your organization also showed me how many good people there are in the world. I can't thank you enough.
Sincerely Lisa

 
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My Dog Lucky had a bleeding mass on his back near his tail. It was bleeding constantly and was causing Lucky incredible discomfort. I was not able to come up with all the money necessary to remove the mass so I had to cancel the surgery I had scheduled. I had my own medical issues that put me into a devastating financial situation. I contacted several organizations. The only one I heard from was RedRover. They were able to help me with some of the surgery cost. We experienced true compassion. The RedRover organization is an ANGEL on earth. Thank you RedRover and Laurel. We are truly Thankful. When I am healthy enough to pay it forward I will.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It's hard to express how grateful I am for the help and support received by Red Rover! They assisted me in the ability to help save our cat Gray from uncertainty and discomfort. After a week of throwing up, not eating and numerous diagnostic tests, we finally found out he has pancreatitis. He will be able to be treated for this now. He's a young cat that my daughter and I have had since birth. The fear was if he had an obstruction and not having the immediate means to pay for surgery. I've already put in $1000. of which I can't afford. Others told me to be realistic. I knew the reality was he deserved a chance to live as his healthy spunky self again. I was determined and desperate to not give up. I reached out and Red Rover came through! I feel like we can begin to get back on our feet and I will never forget the help received by Red Rover. Thank you Rachel and all who make this possible!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My Cat Tiggy got very ill last month and he had a lot of tests and medication. He had a violent infection in his mouth that got him so sick. He had one tooth removed. Got antibiotics but needed the rest of his teeth removed. I am retired and I could not afford the estimated amount of $300 ( after the expense of the initial medical bill that I paid) for the extraction of his teeth. I put in an application for help to RED ROVER. Rachel contacted me and it was such a blessing t to know that this great Org. was able to help me with a $200 towards Tiggy's operation. Thank you so much...........Rachel, you are an angel! I could feel the goodness coming from you and your love for the animals. You are a great asset to this humane Organization!!!
Thank you and God Bless, Jo

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My cat Tiger was shot with a BB gun while playing outside. Her front leg bone was broken and she needed surgery. I contacted RedRover for help and they responded to me promptly and on a Holiday!
I spoke to Laurel and she gave me the great news that they were able to help me.
Tiger is now home, has to be on strict confinement for a while but she is getting better and better each day!

Thank you RedRover and Thank you Laurel for your compassion.

 
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My cat Jasper was having urinary blockage and so I emailed RedRover explaining my situation and I got a call from right away Laurel and she was able to grant Jasper with $200 for his vet cost which helped a lot with his vet care. Jasper is getting better with a special diet and he is able to use his litter box now without having to stain. So I want to thank RedRover for their kind and generous hearts in helping my baby boy Jasper with his issues he is on his way to being his normal self again.

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There is nothing that I would change about this is organization.

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

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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My pittbull puppy, Petey, was diagnosed with parvo a couple days ago. We rescued him before moving to a new state and also have a 3 week old baby boy so funds are extremely tight. I wrote red rover just late last night and they already responded and sent a check to my vet! They are awesome! Laurel called me and asked how Petey was doing and explained how they could help. Her compassion and help was amazing. She said she read what I wrote about him and she really could feel how much a part of our family he really is. I was very touched that she herself read what I wrote and it spoke to her as much as it did. Petey is coming home in just a few hours! Thank you so so much to rover relief & there donors!

 
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Lilly is my therapy dog. She has saved my life literally twice in 4 years. Despite being on Sentinel she got heartworms. I was devastated. I cannot imagine my life without her and was of course scared to death of anything happening to my baby. Due to extreme financial distress in my life with a sick teenager, now a sick furbaby, and then being on partial work disability I didnt know how I was going to get her this life saving treatment. Red Rover contacted me the day after I submitted my application because they knew the level of love and devotion I have for my Lilly. They understood the need there is for her in my life not only as my therapy dog but as my 4-legged child. They understood the level of desperation I felt to get her past this and to keep her in my life. No other charity has understood any of that. Because "it's only heartworms" these other charities didnt deem it as important as other dogs in need. I understand their logic since I am in the rescue community. Realistically there are dogs out there with far more need. BUT - and this Red Rover understood - my need, my love, my commitment, and my desperation to keep a baby I love alive is just as important and urgent as some of the cases they review. Red Rover doesnt just look at the animals needs they also look at the human families needs for that baby to continue to be an active, healthy, loving, and supportive part of their lives. There are no words for the amount of love I hold for Lilly. Losing her would be just as devastating to me as losing one of my 2 legged children. Having lost a child I know how horrific the emotional and psychological pain of losing a child is. And for me losing Lilly would be just as devastating. There are no words to describe the level of gratitude and thanks that I have for this wonderful group of people who understood how much Lilly means to me and how much I mean to her. They went out of their way to help me get Lilly the fast kill treatment that she needed. They also helped me with some other knowledge resources for my other babies. Laurel you are an absolute ANGEL and you have been an amazing blessing to Lilly and I. I hope you and your group each receive a blessing a HUGE as you have given to me and Lilly!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This organization is fantastic. Rachel was great. She went above and beyond helping my dog Lily. She hung in there and was very patient dealing with my vet, like playing phone tag, until she finally talked to the vet office manager. I thought this would be a month or two long process, but Rachel got the operation approved for Lily in about 6 days. and It took that long just to get someone from the vet office to talk to her. This organization is the best. Lily is a stray. I took her in after a guy just put her out his car and drove off. the next day she was hit by a car and fractured her left leg. after two years Lily could not put any weight on the leg. That is when I got on the internet and found Red Rover. and thank god, because Lily had stopped eating and would just hide behind the sofa. Red Rover provided the rest of the money to help my Lily. I cannot express in words the love I have for this organization. Thank you Rachel. from Claire Phillips

 
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