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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Children & Youth, International, International Relief, Scouting

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.

Community Stories

349 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jennifer488

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the best organization that i have come across. I am so blessed because without them i would have not been able to to get the surgery done to remove my chihuahuas eye thanks a million

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization I had almost given up hope for ever finding help with getting my pet the emergency treatment he needed. They were very fast in getting back to me and were extremely compassionate with my concerns. I spoke with Laurel several times and she was extremely helpful and understanding I would definitely recommend them to anyone in emergency situation such as mine. Thank you so much for all your help in saving my beloved kitty Rusty will send photos soon you're the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brenda Armour and Rusty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Thi was diagnosed with a splenic tumor a week ago. I was devastated as I had lost my job due to a car accident injury and funds were huge issue. Thanks to Red Rovers help we were able to get him into surgery. Unfortunately things did not go as planned in surgery. Once the surgeon opened him up they discovered his spleen was perfect but found the tumor was attached to his liver. If it wasn't for Red Rover help and kindheartedness we never would have made it this far. Thank you Red Rover. Your kindness and help means more than I could ever express.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just recently reached out to Red Rover in need of help to pay for my dogs surgery. I work and live paycheck to paycheck and didn't know how I was going to afford my Snickers surgery. I researched online and found Red Rover, I applied and they responded in a quick manner. With all details checked I just received notification that Red Rover is helping with $200.00 towards Snickers surgery!. I am ever do grateful for their help. Many thanks for people and organizations who help support and donate to Red Rover. It's people like myself and my Shih Tzu Snickers who appreciate all those who give a helping hand when needed! Thank you again, Thank you Rachael for all you do :-) :-)

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover is an exceptional organization! Words cannot express the gratitude I have for them! My dog Kura had been having UTI problems for a couple months and after several trips to the vet and different antibiotics, it was becoming a real worry. We got x-rays done and saw that she had very large bladder stones. Since they were so large, there was no possibility of her passing them or being dissolved, so she needed surgery ASAP. The longer the stones are there, the more possibility of a piece becoming lodged in her urethra causing a life threatening emergency. I am currently unemployed and just the trips to the vet for the xrays and antibiotics were killing me, so when it was determined she needed surgery, I was devastated and felt hopeless. I had no idea how I would be able to make that happen and my poor baby having to live in that pain everyday was just so sad. The good people at the vet I take her to suggested I try to get some assistance from a foundation. So, I reached out to Red Rover. They said they would be willing to contribute to her surgery and help save her life. Their staff is so compassionate and helpful, it is a wonderful reminder of all that is good in this world. I would not have been able to afford her surgery if it weren't for their contribution and Kura would still be in pain and in danger. Such a blessing! Kura had her surgery last week and is recovering beautifully now! If you are looking for a truly good organization to donate to, this one is it! They save our fur babies lives!

1 KenaisHuman

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover came to my aid when my 3year old Rottweiler needed surgery to remove foreign objects form his GI tract. They worked with me in a great time of need and were friendly, compassionate, and generous. This is a great organization and I look forward to keeping in touch with them and will give back in the future to keep it going!

1 mefay

Client Served

Rating: 5

About a year and a half ago, my newly adopted senior dog, Spike, was found to have a bladder stone the size of s golf ball. At 16 and with a heart murmur, several vets recommended euthanizing him. But he just didn't seem ready to go. Although he had accidents, he was clearly trying to get to the door. He held his head and tail high, had a good appetite, blood work was great and he was healthy in all other aspects. I did find two vets who agreed that while there was a risk especially at his age, he did not need to be euthanized yet.
The problem became financial. I was only working part time as I was caring for my elderly parents and did not have a couple of thousand dollars for the surgery. I came across RedRover while desperately searching for funds. After applying, I received a call from a wonderful RedRover representative who discussed Spike's situation and seemed genuinely interested in not just as a 16 year old dog, but Spike himself.
After speaking with the veterinarian's office, RedRover approved a small grant towards Spike's surgery. I was then lucky enough to be referred to another vet who agreed to do the surgery for substantially less.
Spike came through the surgery with flying colors! Now 18, while his eyesight and hearing have further declined, he remains one of the sweetest dogs I have ever had the privilege of caring for.
I cannot adequately express my gratitude to RedRover for their contribution to saving Spike's life!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Spike, a 16 year old dog whom I adopted about a year and a half ago, began having "accidents." he had been to the vet last fall and everything was fine so I assumed it was age-related. When the frequency increased, I took him to see his vet and as bacteria was found in his urine, he was being treated for a UTI.
After being on an antibiotic for a couple of days, it appeared that he was constipated. After consulting with the vet and trying the usuals (fiber, pumpkin, etc.) he went back to the vet as nothing was working. His colon was clean so they took an xray and found an extremely large bladder crystal. I was told that I needed to make a decision and that it wasn't really fair to put a 16 year old dog through surgery.
As I just didn't have the sense that he was ready to go, I sought the opinion of two other vets; both of whom felt that while surgery at his age and with a heart murmur was certainly higher risk, they felt he had a chance of making it. By then I had spent over a $1,000.00 and did not have the additional $1,500.00 that would be needed to get him the surgery. I came across the Red Rover organization as I was desperately searching for a way to save him.
The representative who contacted me after I submitted the application could not have been nicer or more understanding. She asked intelligent, thoughtful questions and gave me some suggestions regarding their thoughts on the cost quotes for the surgery. Their response was quick and professional; but very caring. When I had the chance to schedule the surgery immediately and at a significantly lower cost, they contacted the new vet right away so that by the next afternoon when I went to pick him up for surgery, their grant had been approved and arrangements already made with the new clinic.
Most organizations had lengthy application processes that did not work with an emergency situation.
Now that it's been a week since the surgery, Spike is doing great! Eating, eliminating, no accidents . . . . and he even felt well enough to chase the cat! I am so very grateful to Red Rover for helping to make this happen.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

August 26th an eyewitness saw some heartless person toss a poor little dog out of their vehicle leaving her stranded on the roadside. I found this sweet little angel shortly after and discovered she was on the edge of death. She could barely stand, she was severely dehydrated, malnourished, and completely infested with mange. She didn't even look like a dog. The very next day I rushed her to a vet. I knew the bills would stack up more than I could handle. I reached out to several organizations for aid and support. Red Rover was the only one to contact me back. Laurel called me the very next day after I sent an email. She was extremely supportive and helpful. I couldn't believe how quickly Red Rover aided me in my veterinary bills. Without Red Rover there was no way I could afford her vet bills. Because of Laurel and Red Rover Kara earned a second chance at living. Once on the verge of death, she now wags her tail excited over every meal, goes for walks, taken over my bed, and tries her best to tolerate my cat. Kara and I give big thanks and love to Red Rover.

1 Bobby15

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't even know where to begin. I was so fortunate enough to come across RedRover through The Charlotte County Humane Society. This program basically saved my cats life. She has an infection that is resistant to all medicinal treatments and requires surgery to have her limb removed. This procedure was a little out of my affordability. After finding this program and a very simple application that led me to learn that my Misty qualifies for assistance they immediately stepped in and helped. My best friend now can her surgery and continue to live a healthy life. Thank you RedRover from my entire family to yours. You all are angels.

2 MamaMeowz

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover is a blessing! Rachael was exceptionally nice and understanding of our situation. And responded with help almost immediately. Which gave me the exact hope I needed to know that Leyna actually could have her surgery!! What a relief indeed. She had a tumor spring up between her eye and ear about the size of a nickel and was dangerously close to the eye itself. Needless to say I was starting to panic for her and being out of work to temporarily be caregiver to our elderly dad full time left funding for a pets expensive surgery obsolete.. At my wits end a friend mentioned about Red Rover and oh am I so glad they did !! She has had her surgery and is doing great. Hasn't hardly left my side.. I love this little feline whom I found "dumped" in a shopping cart at a grocery store when she was kitten. so I'll just say once again how grateful I am to you guys for helping me to help her once again...survive..