RedRover

Rating: 4.93 stars   334 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  

As an animal rights advocate who is passionate about this cause, I can honestly label RedRover as one of the best nonprofits I've encountered. They're doing so much for the treatment of animals and to help people stay with their beloved pets during times of crises--whether it's domestic abuse situations or emergency preparedness--that I really feel they are one of the most important organizations out there. That's why I donate to them on a regular basis, and I try to spread the word for their cause any chance I get!

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I have been donating to Red Rover for many years because of all the wonderful services that
they give to needy animals and the people that love them. They first came to my attention when
they came to help rescue animals in a flood situation in Missouri. They not only rescue many
animals but also train volunteers to be ready for the next disaster. They constantly strive to add
more services to more people. I especially like how they provide special grants to people in need.
I feel any donation to them is used both wisely and compassionately. I have even included them
in my will since I want to help animals now and in the future. Donating to Red Rover is so
worthwhile...it makes my heart happy that through them I can help animals all over the country.

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I just gave a donation to Red Rover because I have read so much about their accomplishments in animal rescue on the internet. I received an immediate email thank you that contained warm, sincere, enthusiastic thank you(s) and inspiring photos of the animals they have helped. I felt my donation was appreciated. Their web site is terrific and their development department!

One look at Chocolate and reading her story convinced me that good work was being done at Red Rover.

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I do not know enough about it to comment. I do like that there is an education program in your organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a donor and volunteer with United Animal Nations/Red Rover for many years. As a first responder in disaster situations, I have seen first hand the positive impact Red Rover has in helping people affected by emergencies.

Many people will refuse to leave in a disaster if they don't have a place to safely house their pets. Red Rover helps to save the lives of people by offering a safe shelter for their pets. There is no greater good than to help someone when they have lost almost everything.

To see someone who has lost their home, their car, or their job due to fire or flood, but is crying with joy when being reunited with their pet, is beyond words. I have seen family groups pass on the comfortable beds at a Red Cross shelter to sleep on the floor by their pets kennel at a disaster site. A family is not truly reunited until all members, including pets, are together.

Then, the healing can begin.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Someone personally wrote me an e-mail after the first time I gave to this charity. I was very well surprised. I am grateful for the person's appreciation of me and I would also like to volunteer for the organization.

The page is very well organized, also. I like that about the web page.

Even if I was not able to give a great high stupendous amount, as I think of the word "donor" to mean, I still read a personal thank you note of gratitude. I give to numerous charities, and to me her e-mail makes a difference. I will definitely give to this charity another time when I have teh money back to give to animals in charity.

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If I had to make changes to this organization I would simply post a billboard on the side of the road and make it about this particular charity instead of one that has nothing to do with animals. I wish that people and charities were advertised on the TV and before movies at the AMC and the other big screens. Animals need to be given so much more recognition! Honestly, this is all that I would change.

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Amazing organization doing amazing work for those truly in need.

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Years ago I joined United Animal Nations. I drove past the modest UAN building when I visited in Sacramento, California. I followed them by newsletter and magazine. A few years ago UAN changed its name to RedRover. The good work for animals continued and expanded. These are real people doing human being things for animals, and they're not too big, not aloof. They are always training volunteers who are there in place in a crisis, or who can travel swiftly to the scene where they are needed. I am very proud of having supported this great organization for many years.

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I donate to Red Rover because of their steadfast commitment to animals and animal welfare. Their incredible disaster response and animal rescue efforts, their children's literacy project that educates kids about empathy for and understanding of animals, and their lifeline grants that have given so many desperate animals another chance are why I will continue to donate to this 5-star nonprofit.

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I had been meaning to put together some fliers warning people of the dangers of leaving their pets in a car on hot days, when wouldn't you know it, I received an e-mail from the Care2 organization. The Care2 organization had a link on this very subject, with the link taking me to the RedRover website. I ordered some great fliers and posters from RedRover which were exactly what I had been looking for. I checked out the organization on the www.CharityNavigator.org site, and RedRover has very good ratings as a charity organization. So I decided to donate on the spot. I will continue to watch this charity, and if they continue to be rated as a reputable and effective organization, I will continue making donations to help them with the great work that they do. Thanks for the wonderful and compassionate work that you do RedRover!

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Red Rover has the best and most effective Humane Education program 4 children.This means they actually change the cruel behavior of kids into kind actions towards animals.Children often abuse cat and dogs,even burning then alive!Red Rover magic for kittens,puppies and adult animals has GOT TO SPREAD!

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