Don't hesitate to give big to RedRover. This is NOT an organization with invisible staff who aren't available to talk to you. The staff at RedRover know the pet care industry well and make things truly about what's best for your pet. They were able to help our beloved Papi (Gabriel) get the surgery he needed right on time . I applied as soon as we got our first estimate and we had already spent a significant amount of money. RedRover even helped us find a vet that gave a much more reasonable estimate.
Papi is a beloved family member and it would have been too much for me to lose him just because I'm in job transition, especially when his condition is completely treatable. Our family's also been through a lot in the past few years. We are all grateful for RedRover's help!!
The staff at RedRover are organized and are great stewards of financial resources. If you can only trust one animal advocate non-profit to give to at this time, you can confidently give to RedRover and know they will use the money wisely with a wide reach. Give big and it will impact many lives. Give bigger than last time and the many lives you impact can create a second wave of givers because you're giving to both people and pets.
Whether you're thinking of applying for assistance or thinking of donating, just do it! :)
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." - Prov 11:25
-MD San Antonio, TX
I was in a really bad situation in terms of my health, personal finances, and emotional state of mind leading up to Professor's accident. As I sat outside pondering the state of my life (laid off from work, lost my house, broke my foot) I was sitting outside taking a break from some work that I was trying to do.
Nearly half an hour after watching a red jeep pass and hearing it hit something, I heard yowling, and my Professor (my feline friend) limped to me and collapsed at my feet. I hadn't even known that he had gotten outside.
While I examined Professor, he looked into my eyes, meowed, and heaved himself onto his other side to show me his limp paw. I ran inside immediately to get my partners, who is admittedly a bit more experienced at handling animals, especially injured animals.
When we got back, Professor was gone. On a broken foot, I walked the block over and over again for six hours calling out to Professor. THen I gave up hope.
My partner found him 17 hours after he was injured lying beneath our RV. He had a broken pelvis in two places. He required surgery. We had nothing. No money. No way of obtaining money. We thought he was going to be euthanized.
To understand how I felt, I need to explain to you that Professor is basically a service cat. I have multiple sclerosis and severe depression. He has saved me from myself more times than I can count. I work from home, and he is always by my side with affection and distraction when I need it most.
In short, I owed Professor so much more than I could give.
Surgery came to around $700. I contacted everyone, from friends and family to organizations. I heard back from almost nobody. Another organization agreed to cover part of the bill, lowering the cost to $260. We had negative funds in our bank account. We were hopeless. Professor was going to be lost.
Then Red Rover stepped in. Like a guardian angel who knew we were at a crossroads, Red Rover contacted us the day before the scheduled surgery. This was when we were going to have to have him euthanized for failing to pay the funds.
They spoke to the vet and arranged to cover $200 towards the vet bill. The vet allowed my partner and I to pay off the vet after we were able to raise the funds.
I cannot thank Red Rover enough. Professor is going to be okay now. I have never felt such immense gratitude. You not only saved my cat; you saved my best friend and work buddy. You saved one of the most valuable things in my life.
You probably saved me.
I was at my wits end trying to pull together money to help my bestfriend (my puppy) who was diagnosed with leptospira I had no more means left to consider and I was going to be forced to withdraw her from in patient at the vet which would have meant death. I found RedRover and applied thinking I wouldn't get the help I needed in time but I was contact the same day and after they spoke to my vet the helped give my puppy enough to stay in patient at least another day. I spoke with Jessica and she was quick and easy very nice and by the end of the day I received confirmation that I was going to get a grant!! RedRover is a LIFE SAVER!!!
RedRover is a wonderful non-profit that has the heart to actively follow up opportunities to financially aid those in need. My 6 year old cat, Willow, that I had for 3 1/2 years came down with an illness that resulted in 7 days/nights of hospitalization. After extensive treatment and $10,000 dollars of charges I had drained my savings and was unable to continue paying for what she needed. I had emailed an application to RedRover as well as several other non-profit financial aid organizations and RedRover was the only organization to respond and follow up. They even continued to respond after several rounds of phone tag due to my work schedule. They were able to approve aid for Willow's treatment and it enabled me to keep her in the hospital until her vet approved her for discharge.
Unfortunately, her illness resulted in some medical complications from which she wasn't able to recover. My Willow passed away several days later at home. But the financial aid that RedRover provided allowed her to finish her treatment and make it home for her last few days which was invaluable to both me and her.
RedRover truly is a non-profit that cares deeply for the cause of providing help to those pet owners in need. They stood out from other non-profits by showing compassion and empathy for Willow and I during such an incredibly difficult time. I will forever be thankful for the financial help they provided us with and the last few days of memories that it enabled.
My dog Shiloh ( a 1 yr old Beagle) tested positive for heartworm and Lyme ( as well as a double ear infection ( now on his 2nd one) we rescued him from animal control and took him straight to the vet. Unfortunately tests came back bad and we had already spend lots of money . We then had to pay confirmation tests and x rays for heartworm and begin treatment. It was all over whelming as a mom with 3 kids and disabled. My husband. Works but we needed help . Shiloh has had his 1st shot in the 3 step treatment of heartworm and bills where crazy we needed help ASAP. Red rover was amazing , sweet and super quick and getting back to me: leaving me with little left to pay Shiloh will be going back in about 3 weeks for the rest of his treatment !!
My baby, willow, suddenly needed surgery. I didn't know what to do, I was distraught. I was denied for pet credit, I've never had a credit card before. I didn't know what to do. Some people said that maybe I should just put her down if I couldn't afford it! I was heart broken. I didn't even know that places like red rover existed. They came to our rescue and with their generous donation my baby is now happy and healing after her surgery! Thank you so much
without the help from Red Rover my dog brownie would not been able to receive the surgery she needed! they were helpful,fast and caring in such an urgent matter! i couldn't be more grateful to them!
Redrover relief is an amazing non-profit organization! When we first heard how much our 8 week old kittens surgery on her broken femur was going to be, we were heartbroken. There was going to be absolutely no way we could afford it. The very suggested looking into done grants online to offset the cost. I searched through different charities for almost an hour. Every other one seemed to be for emergency (life-threatening) very expenses or for chronic illness vet expenses. Then, by the grace of God I came across red rover relief! They help with a pet's urgent care expenses. So I filled out the application that night, and I got a call the next morning saying patches had been approved! I almost cried on the phone and the lady I spoke with was so nice. It is truly amazing what these people are doing to help people like me and I'm so thankful to them and to the people who donate to this organization out of the pure kindness of their hearts.
I needed to go to a domestic violence shelter to get out of an abusive relationship. I hesitated to leave because of my rescue cat, Tiger. I could not imagine leaving her behind. A friend told me about Red Rover and my case manager at the shelter called and Red Rover responded immediately. I was able to place my cat at a boarding facility with Red Rover covering the cost. Red Rover was willing to cover the cost for the entire time I was in the shelter. I was ecstatic and beyond words of gratitude for their help.
RedRover was there for us in a very difficult time in our lives. I am a disabled veteran trying to finish the vocational rehabilitation program. I have recently had to take time off to have surgery. My income is on hold until I return to school in august. This problem was causing us additional stress and this organization came through for us so it makes it possible to concentrate on other problems. God bless the people and donors at RedRover.