Redrover

Rating: 4.94 stars   372 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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

We are a private pet boarding business who tries to help families who must temporarily go to a shelter, but cannot take their pets. When space is available, we house these cats and dogs until other arrangements can be made. This spring we were helping a great dog and his mom this way, when we were contacted by RedRover, who offered to help offset our expenses by providing a grant to reimburse us. We were able to help for a much longer period because of this great organization. Please support and share RedRover's amazing work. As awareness of the need grows, perhaps our local governments will make funds available for these needful families, which include beloved pets (who are as important as any other family member)!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Ty RedRover. Fast response helped save my dog. She ended up with puss in her uterus that leaked into her abdomen. Without your help she would of died rather soon. I couldn't be more greatful for all the help to save my beautiful little girl.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Red Rover recently allowed one our Domestic Violence Shelter clients to leave her abusive home with her 2 dogs. They were boarded and well loved as she began her recovery process. Red Rover has helped our clients in the past and we are extremely grateful to them. Esperanza is amazing! Thank you, Red Rover!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Abie is my rescue dog my daughter got for me, cause she figured I needed a puppy because I have a 18 year old Maltese and she may not be around long. My daughter lived in NM I live in TX. She kept Abie for two months before I got her (had her spayed and shots done) When I first saw her there was not that connection I hoped for and was worried. Abie had and still has issues (but improving). I believe she had been abused. It was a struggle but I soon feel deeply in love with this little girl (quirks and all). I've never had a dog that was this affectionate and loving (she's loves to lick you and loves to snuggle).
Abie for awhile yipped at times when I seemed to pick her up wrong (just thought she was sensitive). Then she had what I thought to be a UTI. Constant squatting and blood spots. Took her to Emerg Vet because it was New Years Day! (My Vet was closed). Test came back UTI but Vet said she thought to be a possible stone and x-ray would confirm. I didn't have money to pay so left with UTI Meds only and told if not better in 48 hours its the stone. Yep, I was back at Vets doing the x-ray! It was a HUGE stone that needed to come out by Surgery. (This is why she yipped when I picked her up-the stone in bladder was hurting her) Well found out about Red Rover and they responded the next day (and Laurel was a sweetheart) They were able to help and Abie had her Surgery two days later. Thank You Red Rover for helping with My Abie :-) and to all those who donate! Abie is home tonight a happy girl ready for snuggle time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My Cocker Spaniel Rusty needed to have a total ear canal ablation due to chronic ear infection that were not responding to other treatments anymore, I was unemployed and unable to afford the surgery but he was in pain and I decided to apply for help with RedRover , they immediately answered my call for help and got in contact with my vet , a day later I got a call from them telling me that they were going to help, thanks to them and people who donate my dog was able to have the surgery today October 3rd , I am very grateful for the help I received from them and will also donate in the future

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

We are non profit working for disabled and for their families and livestock in vulnerable communities in flood affected areas in Pakistan. Floods in 2010 caused heavy destruction in the area and hundreds of animals died due to Emergency and there was no preparedness before floods and during floods there is no proper evacuation process carried out by the government and local poor people who depend on livestock for their livelihood loose most of the animals during floods.
we are happy to learn about RedRover and want to learn more about saving lives and care during emergency.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I took the RedRover Readers training with Karly Noel through HSUS University in Februrary, 2013. Karly is clearly dedicated to her craft and facilitated a very informative training. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but left the training feeling energized and inspired to learn and do more. I have my first humane education reading at an upcoming Pet Expo, and I'm as excited as a kid going to Disneyland! I was so impressed with Karly and RedRover that I asked Karly to come and speak to a restorative justice class at CSUEB, focusing on empathy. She was a dynamic speaker and the students responded well to her presentation. I highly recommend her for class talks! I’m so glad there is an organization like RedRover that provide many valuable services to the community. Thank you to all the RedRover volunteers!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish there were more of them!

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I just wanted to write a review to thank orginazations like red rover I have a pittbull that I have had for 4 years now I noticed he was having such a hard time breathing he can barely walk a foot without having to stop and gasp for air I took him to the vet only to find out he has heart worms really bad and I was told the treatment would be 1000 dollars and I have 2 little kids to take care of so I don't have the money to spend I never expected this to happen to my poor tank but I started researching and had no idea about grants for your pet but I came across red rover and I applied unfortunately I did not receive a grant because they are out of funding but its the thought that they care enough to help if they could I will find the money somehow to help tank but as soon as I get him taken are of I will for sure be donating to red rover and other organizations because I under stand how it feels to want to help your best friend and not be able to so thank you for trying to help I will donate as soon as I can

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

I find it amazing that almost all of the reviews are 5 star and awe inspiring. I wrote them last year in desperate need to help save a stray cat's life. The cat had a large slice across his chest. We had no income and it had started to rot his chest muscle. They refused to help me and the cat died as a result. I no longer support them.

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A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Thank you for caring about the cat you rescued and trying to save him. It takes a kind person to do what you did for him, and we are very saddened to learn that he did not survive. Over the last several years, the number of applications to the program has more than doubled while the available funding has not grown. You're absolutely right -- having to say "no" to situations like yours is heartbreaking, and we want to do better. The reality is that the need exceeds the available funding. We are working hard to increase funding to the program so that we can help more pets in need. RedRover receives more than 3,000 applications each year to the RedRover Relief grant program. Though our extremely limited funding prevents us from giving a grant to everyone, every application receives an individual review to assess if the situation qualifies (program guidelines are available at www.redrover.org/grants), as well as numerous fundraising resources and referrals. We are proud of providing so many life-saving grants and resources through the RedRover Relief program, and saving many more animal lives and preventing animal cruelty through our other programs. We look forward to continuing to grow and help even more animals in the future.

Rating: 5 stars  

i just experience a life altering monment i rescued a puppy a few months ago ... taking the pack for a ride .. socks jump out the window.breaking her leg ,,,,she needs to she the doctor a few more times i need some assistance with vet bills...i did find a non-profit vet.... thank you.....and socks thanks you....... someone please help ....

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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