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brenda11

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Review for RedRover, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I attended their training in 2007 and had several opportunities to deploy. Finally all was alligned to allow me to deploy last week. From the moment you respond you are available, you have someone you may reach out to with questions. They direct you to an area on their website with helpful information about deployments. They have a manual to review. Once you arrive at the designated location, there is someone to direct you. Considering the circumstances, they are very organized. They also make decisions that are best for the animals, which is important. This orgnaization really appears to have the drill down to perfection and works well with other organizations. I was proud to be affiliated with them. I also learned about the other areas they help such as their H.E.A.R.S. PROGRAM, and their Lifeline program. Lifeline not only helps to pay for emergency vet bills, but I learned they help victims of domestic violence that need help with their pets.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping the animals, however knowing there are other parts of the organization that help people with animals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, kind, patient, and accepting. You go to "thing" not knowing a soul, and leave crying becuase you are leaving friends that you feel you have known forever.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Oh, it could do so much. I believe the HEARS program which teaches our young empathy is a very important piece. If we teach our young to respect all living creatures what a better world this would be.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing the organization could do better it's due to 99% are volunteers, & volunteers do this in between their real jobs, you always have many people with big hearts, but on a learning curve. I was one of them, but we are good!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Right now the economy. Demand is up, but I have to assume like all other non-profits, donations down.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If I could get paid to do this, I would be doing it 24/7. I left there feeling like I was leaving the place I was supposed to be.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Helped Staff Temporary Shelter for variety of animals, but majority were small breed dogs.