Redrover

Rating: 4.94 stars   369 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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RedRover saved my cat's life. I am thankful each and every day that I get to spend with my kitty! We could not have done it without them. Thank you for believing in him when no one else did. He made it.

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My baby suffered a urinary blockage and I found myself in a seriously difficult situation with a seriously high but necessary vet bill to save his life, I contacted RedRover and within 24 hours Laurel at RedRover was able to help me help my baby get better. My boy saved my life in the past and now it was my turn to save his. Their assistance was super fast and they provided me with more information on ways to work with the medical condition my boy was dealing with. I will soon make sure to pay the help forward as I saw the serious need of organizations such as RedRover.

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I received Chloe in November 2014 as a rescue from a backyard breeder and initially did not want to keep her, because she is a Pit Bull. I never had a Pit Bull and only heard negative stories. I said I would keep her for one week until they could find a loving home for her. After 2 - 3 days I completely fell in love with her. If she could talk she would have said, "please Love me". In December 2014 she came into heat and had brownish thick discharge coming out of her. I took Chloe to the Vet and they diagnosed her with Pyometra. They could not do surgery then due to severe infection. They put her on antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain meds and need to do surgery when the infection was gone. The surgery would cost between $1900 and $2400. I personally have been battling health issues the last 3 years myself and was hospitalized in January and March 2015. Chloe started to show signs of being ill, lethargy, drinking excess water, walking very, very slowly up stairs. I called the Vet and they said, previously her cervix was open and the puss discharged from her uterus and now she doesn't have a discharge her cervix is probably closed and surgery would have to be done immediately. I called other Vets to see if I could get the surgery done for less and found Banfield Pet Hospital would do it for around $1600. Still I did not have $1600 not working for the last 3 years. Banfield has a Hope Trust Fund to help disabled and low income people, but I would still have to cover about $600. $600 I did not have. I searched the internet for organizations that help fund emergency surgeries for pets of low income families. I applied to 9 different organizations from Thursday thru Sunday. The only response I received was from Laurel at RedRover on Friday. Through much work on the part of the vet and my faxing additional documents to RedRover they came through with additional funding and Chloe had her surgery Monday at 1:00 p.m. The surgery took about 2 hours and when the Vet called me around 3:00 and said Chloe came through the surgery great. The Vet did say if we would have waited, Chloe would have never survived. She was the worst case of closed cervix Pyometra they ever seen. Chloe's uterus was so inflamed and filled with puss that she was afraid her uterus would rupture removing it. A normal uterus weights a few ounces and Chloe's was 5.25 pounds. The Vet could not believe it never ruptured. It is one week later and Chloe is doing great. You would never know she close to death one week ago. I can't thank Laurel at RedRover enough for working with us to help Chloe get her surgery. Chloe is such a wonderful pet, she is scheduled to start Therapy and Service classes in September to be a Service dog and a therapy dog to help others as she has helped me. Again, I can't thank Laurel and RedRover enough. You helped save my Chloe.

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

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Not only did RedRover help us meet our financial goal to save our family dog, but every communication with them has been personal, heartfelt, and helpful. I'm humbled at the generosity. Thank you!!!

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My Chihuahua, Princess loves everyone and brings a smile to everyone she meets! She loves to chase after her stuffed, red crab! She is so sweet and playful; however, due to her teeth becoming infected, and my inability to pay to have oral surgery for her-she became lethargic and was not the same, but was still kind even though she was suffering. Princess is not just a dog, she is a part of our family. I am so grateful for the generosity of Red Rover and its donors-now I will not have to suffer a heartbreak. Today, Princess will receive the surgery she so desperately needs thanks to Red Rover! Red Rover donors really help people. Thanks to Red Rover, our small family will remain 'in tact' and we will be able to enjoy Princess for many years to come!

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My Chihuahua, Princess loves everyone and brings a smile to everyone she meets! Shes loves to chase after her stuffed, red crab! She is so sweet and playful; however, due to her teeth becoming infected, and my inability to pay to have oral surgery for her-she became lethargic and was not the same, but was still kind even though she was suffering. Princess is not just a dog, she is a part of our family. I am so grateful for the generosity of Red Rover and its donors-now I will not have to suffer a heartbreak. Today, Princess will receive the surgery she so desperately needs thanks to Red Rover! Red Rover donors really help people. Thanks to Red Rover, our small family will remain 'in tact' and we will be able to enjoy Princess for many years to come!

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My kitten Mitzi had a spay operation at a clinic where she got a life threatening infection and had to be hospitalized at my Vet's office. Such a large bill was quite a surprise and I had no idea how to pay it. Along with other fundraising options, I reached out to Red Rover for help. Like a safety net they were there! What a relief to get help when I was so desperate. So easy to work with, Laurel was wonderful! I felt at ease and not judged. Thank you so much for your help and I'm sure Mitzi would say thank you if she could.

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I found out my cat had an overactive thyroid and the treatment is very expensive. I knew I couldn't afford it on my own, but I needed to get my cat the help that she needed so I looked into charities that help people in my situation. Thankfully, I came across RedRover Relief. The woman I worked with was so amazing, so helpful and so sweet, it felt like she really cared. The whole process was incredibly easy and fast. I am happy to say that last week my cat went in for her treatment and she is back home recuperating. I wouldn't have been able to do it so quickly and easily without their help. My cat and I are forever grateful

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My family adopted a dog from our local animal shelter shortly after loosing a pet to a medical issue. Copper came home and seemed happy and healthy at first. After a few days he began to act off and then began vomiting and refusing to eat. We located a vet that was open on Sunday and took him in. The vet tested him and told us he had Parvo. Treatment was needed immediately. Nearly $1500 was the estimate to bring him through the treatment. We managed to raise enough funds to get the first day of treatment started but were still a few hundred short of enough of a deposit that the vet would let us make payments on the remainder. Redrover was able to contact us and the vet and arrange to help out with the bill in just one day. Their efforts were enough to ensure that we could finance the remainder and continue to raise funds while Copper got everything he needed to fight the Parvo. Cannot say enough about this group. Without their help Copper would have been put down and my kids gone through the pain of loosing another pet.

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My cat Muse was in a life threatening situation with a UTI. I had exhausted all available funds and had no way to pay for the immediate necessary vet care and hospitalization. The vet put me in contact with Red Rover and Laurel with RedRover approved a grant that provided enough of the funds necessary to make it possible for my critically ill fellow to get through this crisis. There are no words to express my gratitude... I would spend my last penny to save the life of my pets but this time it was not enough and RedRover made the difference in saving his life. Thank you!! I will support you financially when it is possible for me to do so.

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