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RedRover

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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

Target demographics: Animals in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 2,700 animals in crisis. In 2018, we deployed RedRover Responders volunteers to help more than 2,100 animals, including those affected by Hurricane Michael and the Camp Fire. In 2018, we also helped save the lives of more than 675 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 is a unique story-based classroom curriculum that helps children, aged 5 to 11 years old, understand the emotional states of others and develop empathy skills, skills which are linked to the prevention of violence. This empathy-based approach builds a stronger connection to animals and may help prevent cruelty and neglect. Through this program RedRover has expanded this concept and has released two innovative digital books with built-in games in their E-Books for Empathy project, The Restricted Adventures of Raja. Download these apps at no charge in the Apple Store, Google Play and Amazon.

Community Stories

634 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Gooseneck Farm

Donor

Rating: 5

We've seen firsthand the horrific overpopulation of feral cats, abandoned, in terrible shape on several of the Hawaiian Islands. No, domestic cats do not thrive in the wild. Keep them indoors. SO glad to learn that RedRover is tackling this sad situation. Saving cats and saving indigenious bird species. Remember when rats where first "introduced" to the islands? Disaster. Let professionals like RedRover get the job done right, morally and humanely. I regularly donate.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Red Rover Responder volunteer, I am grateful to support animals in need. Red Rover is a professional, caring nonprofit that helps animals and people in so many ways. As a volunteer, I deploy during emergencies to support temporary shelters. The work is very fulfilling, helping animals who are scared and in need. I can share my compassionate heart with animals so they know they are loved unconditionally, just as our pets do for us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

So thankful to have had Red Rover's assistance covering the bill for my cat, Bogart! Bogart had to have emergency surgery, and Red Rover really came through for me. They contacted me RIGHT AWAY, after I submitted my application, and were with me every step of the way. They even contacted my vet for me, when I had trouble getting an estimate. Bogart and I are very grateful!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

About 8 years ago I was impoverished and my cat pumpkin had a medical emergency requiring surgery. I contacted Red Rover and they paid for almost the entire surgery that I otherwise would not have been able to afford and would have to relinquish my rights to Pumpkin. I am now successful in my career and am happy to donate back to help others that are in the shoes I once was in. Thank you red rover for saving the goodest boy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have been a donor and gone on several deployments. Red Rover truly has the animals' best interests always at the top of their list.

Marnina P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first want to thank Janelle @ Detroit MHS: for listening to my message. Hearing my cry, "praying for help".
She responded by giving me four organizations. Two of them were able to donate "Redrover.org" & "Frankiesfriends.org to my pet (1 of 3) Midnight"s(Christian Bow) "Swollen left gland removal surgery".
I am SO TRULY GRATEFUL for them & the Donors!
I Give Redrover.org & Frankiesfriends "5 stars, A "10" & "2 thumbs up!"
I will hopefully in the future also be a Donor and assist other pets & Companions pay for a much needed and successful surgical procedure.
THANK YOU always & again...I hope you'll be around for many years to come! Blessings up! Mmmwwaa!

Stacey Jane M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had my 10 1/2 year old dog chewy, He is Shitzu and Yorkie mix
I Scheduled for surgery, his health was declining rapaidly!
Needed to have 22 teeth extracted and be neutered!
Well and the bill was quoted at being $785, I had to leave him for surgery!
Well while at the vet for the procedure I scrambled calling over 35 friends family and organizations to try to help us!
I then was able to get a hold of “
RED ROVER”!
Approved a grant of $250, towards the bill and I would not have had to been able to afford this procedure and would’ve had to relinquish him to the facility that he was at. Planned pethood what is the veterinary hospital I took him to for the surgery and they discounted my bill Also saying that they knew he was a rescue pet and that I was trying really hard to afford is Care so between Planned pethood and red rover with the grant I was able to get Chewy the surgery he desperately needed and he is so happy and so much healthier than he was thank you and God bless you’ll never know how much this meant to me and chewy
PIcture 1; is before surgery pic2 after surgery

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to Red Rover for helping me and my family with our Cleo's surgery. Application was easy if you have all your stuff in order and follow their guidelines. We received a quick response from Nancy, who went above and beyond to help us get approved for a grant. She guided and supported and communicated everything we had to do and made the process easy. Great organization that truly helps people with their pets. And they work directly with the vet so that eliminated some stress on me anyway. I appreciate them

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red rover is absolutely amazing ! I was put in a position that would be devastating for my 2yr old an I an they helped out as much as they could an as fast as they could . Our little rescue Ollie had a accident an needed his jaw realigned an a feeding tube till he was able to heal , It was really tough seeing him in so much pain. my options were slim when it came to being able to financially afford a procedure like that in a days time , as I sat in the vet parking lot crying my eyes out at the thought of having to euthanize my daughters bestfriend because of the cost I just couldn't bring myself to do it, i sat there for hours trying to find resources an start a go fund me to possibly get some help. A friend told me about red rover ,so I quickly applied an they quickly replied . They communicated with me through the entire process an with the vet office , they were so friendly an very understanding to our situation . Ollie is now almost healed an back to his usual overly affection an cuddly ways

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am on disability and have an english bulldog, Maggie Mae. She is 3. She had a cyst come up under her eye. I was afraid it would could affect her eye if it grew too much. I got a quote from a low cost vet and was in despair as I could not afford it. I contacted RedRover and they gave me hope. Athena was so wonderful and helped me every step of the way. They were able to pledge enough to the vet that I could afford the rest. Maggie Mae had her surgery on 6/9 and is doing wonderful.
Thank you RedRover and Thank you to all your donors. My best friend is still here and well.

Donor

Rating: 5

Red Rover is a unique organization focused on helping animals. I believe they are the only non-profit that helps domestic violence shelters accomodate clients who wish to bring their pets along. People being abused at home often will not leave - even risking their own lives by staying - if shelters can't accommodate their cats or dogs. They are reluctant to leave because they know their abuser will hurt of kill their pets if they leave them behind when they go to a safer place. Also, their Readers program, and Kind News, helps children develop empathy for not only animals, but other people as well. Teachers love these programs because they help children learn critical thinking skills, too. To my knowledge, no other animal non-profits do anything like this.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Red Rover is unique; they do good works for animals in ways that no other organization does. Number one - They provide funds that enable domestic violence shelters to accommodate clients' pets, which enables more victims to leave an unsafe home. Often, abusers threaten to harm or kill the woman's cat or dog, which makes victims reluctant to leave their abusive home. Red Rover's funding of shelters that have room for clients' pets enables these battered women to leave their abuser, bringing along their beloved pet, and find safety at a shelter. Number two - Their Red Rover Readers program gives teachers the tools to help school children to develop empathy for animals, and for other humans as well. Red Rover provides story books that emphasize compassion for animals and help kids develop critical thinking skills, and they provide teacher training for how to guide the kids in discussions. Teachers love this program, even saying that it reduces bullying. Nobody but Red Rover does programs like these.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks SO much Rd Rover Relief Fund!! I live on a fixed income and love my service dog Triskit like a child. She goes everywhere with me, is my best friend and center of my world. When she developed a lump in her abdomen i didn't know how id be able to pay her vet bill for surgery. Thanks to you it was possible!! She is well back to her normal self after surgery thanks again!! Such a blessing❤❤

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little girl kitty Gigi LaMew had a metal file box fall on her tail and had a compound fracture, and was told by ER Vet Dr. that she would lose most of her tail that it had to be amputated right away or risk infection and that she is in terrible pain. I scheduled the surgery for the next morning and started applying for grants. Red Rover was the 1st one I applied for and I was shocked to recieve a phone call less than 30 min later and what they needed from me, which I did immediately and was called back and approved in the space of an hour. I have never felt so much gratitude in my life!!!! Knowing somebody out there cared to help my precious baby when she really needed it I will never forget. Thank you from my heart Red Rover!!!

Meghan K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I found out that my kitty had severe infections in her mouth and needed surgery, RedRover was one of three organizations that replied to my request for assistance. They immediately credited money to Neyoni's account with her vet. Thank you, RedRover and to all those who donate their funds to organizations like this one. You made it possible to care for my kitty during this unexpected time. Having to pay out-of-pocket was equal to a month's worth of rent, so I am beyond grateful for the kind generosity!

Client Served

Rating: 5

In October of 2020, I adopted a dog named Cinnamon from a rescue organization. I was told that she had been turned into the shelter for being food aggressive. The foster family said that she was a picky eater and that they had not found a food that she really liked well.

Once I got her home, I noticed that she would be so excited and wagging her tail when I was fixing food, but once I put it down, she would move it around in her mouth and spit it out and then eat a small piece at a time. I decided to pick up some canned food and try that. She ate it right up and after feeding her this for several days, I made an appointment with a vet because I thought that perhaps her teeth were a problem. The vet said she had severe paradental disease and a cracked tooth. He said her mouth was most likely very painful. He put her on an antibiotic and pain meds and we scheduled a dental appointment.

The estimated cost of dental was between $400-$700 dollars. This was way more than I had in savings account! I filled out the the Red Rover application and was thrilled when offered to pay $200 dollars towards her dental bill.

This would be the happy ending for Cinnamon, her mouth felt better. She is a gentle, smart and athletic girl.

But this is not the only happy ending. Last July 2020, I had a stroke that left me with a weak left leg. I have always been an active hiker that loves an adventure, and I had not been stable enough to take a hike on a trail with any slope on it at all. Then along comes Cinnamon.

One day, about a month after I got her, we were walking along a flat mountain trail and I decided to explore a deer trail. It didn't look too steep, so up we went. However, when we were coming back down, I slipped and fell. Cinnamon immediately came to my side and walked sideways in front of me to help me get down the slope!

Since then, she has naturally figured out that I need some assistance sometimes and all I have to do is call her to my side and hold her vest handle, and she will stay with me navigating down or up the mountain. Because of her, I have been able to continue to have adventures and get the exercise my body needs to recover. I owe it all to her. She is my hero. She is now my official service dog and goes everywhere with me.

Rescue Rover helped our new beginning together be less stressful and I am so ever grateful!

dspeiffe

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned of RedRover and the Purina Purple Leash Project during Giving Tuesday 2019. Its purpose impacted me when I realized that most people do not leave domestic violence situations due to the fear of leaving a beloved pet behind in the hands of the abuser. What's worse, a low percentage of shelters have resources that allow pets to escape with their families seeking safety. That broke my heart. I have been donating to RedRover a few times a year for over a year and will continue. I want my donations to enable more DV shelters to accept pets while their families are getting back on their feet. I also spoke with Nicole Forsyth, who is passionate about helping pets and people, which inspired me to act. I will continue to support this organization despite the fact I live on the East Coast. I hope others will read this review and donate to this organization that does so much to better pets' lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an advocate in a rural domestic and sexual violence agency that has an emergency shelter we are reminded daily how important community partner collaboration is to the safety of those we are serving. The fact that RedRover.org out in California was able to support our client and their beloved pet from a small rural community in Virginia during their time of need was as the client described it "a blessing". RedRover doesn't just provide funds for boarding, they provide way more than that, they provide peace of mind and light for those going through dark times. Many people will not even consider leaving extremely abusive situations if there is no safe place for their pet(s) to go. Applying for the grant was easy and working with the staff was a wonderful experience as they are compassionate, flexible, and accessible. We as an agency are so grateful to have come across RedRover, being able to collaborate with them has knocked down one of the many barriers we have faced when supporting our clients. Thank you RedRover for your dedication to our client and the cause!

Client Served

Rating: 5

First of all i would like to thank rover for such a helpful to me first i am a disable and only limit income i have goldie my pom poodle mix he have been giving a such a relief everyday but one day he have been excess tooth and the vet told me i have to pay 1 200usd and that too much i cant afford it i ask for help. And in no doubt they did help me for my vet they pulled out 8 tooth instead of 3 tooth. But now he can eat and drink. Thank you so much in my bottom of my heart i have nothing to say but to thanks rover for helping me so much thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

7 yrs ago I rescued a tiny kitten. My husband had just died and I was thrilled to have this little orphan who needed me. When he was just 6 months old he had his leg and hip broken and needed surgery or would have to be put down. Red Rover came to my rescue paying for the surgery and enough for all the check ups and vet bills involved in getting him well again. I can’t thank you enough! Jean Hogan, Illinois

2 Karen S.20

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

RedRover was a complete life saver for our little MoMo! We found a very sick little kitten outside not long ago. A vet visit let us know that she had a diaphragmatic hernia that allowed her intestines, liver, and colon to move into her chest cavity. She struggled to breath every second, couldn't play, wasn't able to pass bowel movements hardly at all, and just had a miserable start to life.

At 6 weeks old, this was an extremely risky surgery that held a cost of $1,000. I had vets tell me that they would not touch it on a kitten so young, others said that I was wasting my time and she should be put down. It almost came to that point as I couldn't raise enough money to give this girl a chance. Someone that donated to her fundraiser ended up telling me about RedRover!

I took a chance, thinking that there would be no way I would get approved. I was so wrong! Within a day, Rachel reached out to me and guided me through the rest of the application process. She was so kind and helpful! The day that I got them the cost estimate from the amazing vet (Dr. Morton in Athens, Tx) that found MoMo's hernia and took the surgery on, RedRover approved my request and granted me even more than I was expecting!

With the RedRover Urgent Care Grant, I was able to schedule MoMo's surgery for the following day! MoMo made it through surgery amazingly and is now our little miracle kitty, lol. I have never in my life seen a kitten so playful!

The day after surgery, she was literally running from one end of the house to the other and playing with every toy I have in my house (a lot of toys, lol)! I think that she had never known what it was like to breath at full capacity for her whole little life. With this grant, her life was not only saved but totally restored! She is the most playful, loving, and excitable kitty ever now. We are so grateful to RedRover for helping us give this little girl a chance!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My tears flow when I tell you about my Shamrock. She was a Katrina rescue dog with her sister Clover, but when her sister died suddenly of Liver Cancer we knew we had to be more diligent with watching Shamrock's health for everything. One day she stopped eating, and all her numbers were bad she needed an operation that we didn't have the money for , but Red Rover never flinched from helping us with what was needed. Because of their continued help, Shamrock got the help she so desperately needed, her tongue and throat got fixed she started eating gaining weight and lived a normal happy life. She recently died from doggie dementia but she lived an additional 4 years because Red Rover helped us get her the operation she needed. Thanks is not even enough to say...their kindness and generosity saved my baby for me!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shamrock, our 11 year old Spring Spaniel and just the sweetest baby, was originally rescued from Hurricane Katrina with her sister, Clover. After waiting 18 months to see if their family would be found , I was finally able to adopt them. I took extra care with their health as Shamrock always had something: stomach issues, cherry eye, small benign tumors. But even being diligent and getting regular health check-ups didn't prevent Clover from dying in 2015 from liver cancer. So I now have Shamrock tested every few months, but even all that couldn't have prepared me for her bleeding from the mouth. An emergency vet visit resulted in her needing surgery to remove a lump the size of a tootsie roll pop from the back of her tongue. Problem was she was diagnosed on Saturday and operated on first thing Monday morning, so most places that might have helped said no because the surgery had already happened. But not Rachel at RedRover! She understood my predicament and immediately came to my aid for Shamrock. As we await the biopsy reports I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to RedRover that Shamrock's care is not totally dictated by finances, which mine are so limited now due to Social Security which barely covers regular expenses. After the surgery Shamrock needed to be kept 2 nights to watch for excessive bleeding. Thanks to RedRover we didn't think about leaving her and the added expenses! Red Rover may have may for shamrock , a real lifesaver!

1 Chelsea A.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I, like many others since Covid19 struck, have found myself in poor financial circumstances thus ill prepared for my beloved Chloes impending surgery costs. Having already payed nearly $4000 in just the past year for related diagnostics and treatments from several local vets, there was just not a lot more we could invest! I scoured the Internet for days maybe even weeks looking for anything that might be of help. Learning ways to promote publicly to potentially enlist support in the form of donations as Id seen through sites like GoFundMe.com. Then that’s when I came across RedRover and Waggle which seemed the best fit considering her breed and of course our geographic location; as I soon discovered is tantamount for qualification and approval purposes. Fast Forward...RedRover has been a huge blessing and the reason why my Chloe is here today wagging her tail with a pitter patter every morning! She is healing fantastically and is close to having all her stitches removed in a few days! Her surgery was to remove a gigantic, irritating ulcerated, bleeding, necrotizing tumorous growth of unknown origin from her abdomen originally on a mammary gland. I cannot praise these organizations enough! The process was incredibly easy to follow and the efficiency of the lady who helped me named Rachel was incredible especially when everything is so upside down due to the pandemic! I am just overjoyed beyond expression and cannot thank them along with Dr. Deol at French Valley Vet enough for saving my girl and giving her back her life! Thankful, Grateful, Blessed, Hopeful, and Touched by such generosity of others! My Chloe is the kid I never had and I’m so happy to have her home and playing like her old self again! Peace and Love! Chelsea & Chloe

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seeing that all gods animals are special in their on way,I see all around the world that people beat and abuse animals so sad I grew up around animals all my life and I could never harm an animal or do anything bad to one god gave us animals for lots a different things they are really food friends also;) love them help them always,my loving mom and me cheri.

1 JeromeAMoses

Donor

Rating: 4

donating using paypal and also doing surveys with SurveyMonkey which Contributes to Red Rover. like helping animals and people in need thanks, Jerome A. Moses
https://twitter.com/JMAADVENTURES

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat ate a rubber band and began to throw up, he couldn't eat and drink for more than 3 days. The vet told me he need an emergency surgery as soon as possible, otherwise he couldn't survive. And the quote for the surgery is $5000. I am very anxious and don't know how to get those money in such a short time. Luckily, I found a non-profit organization in MA called SecondChance Animals who willing to gave him the surgery around $2000. Also, thanks to RedRover who gave me a great help in paying the bills. With the help from RedRover, I am able to schedule his surgery immediately. Thank you so much for the donors in RedRover, you saved his life! Now he begin to eat little by little. Hope he will back to normal soon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover foundation was a true blessing to our family. My mom was hospitalized due to COVID-19 and I was searching for boarding facilities for her two dogs when she got sick. She was so weak and couldn’t take care of them . We couldn’t take them due to allergies in our family, so that was our only option but we couldn’t afford it. I found this organization just searching the internet not knowing what I would find. I found the red rover foundation and applied for a grant. The grant was approved quickly and The contact at red rover was so compassionate. They covered the entire 18 day stay.
I’m so thankful for the generous donors and this foundation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Debbie S.15

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently tested positive with COVID-19 and was very sick. I am a single woman who lives in a condo in Phoenix, AZ. I have a beautiful, magnificent German Shepherd, Simbre' who is my heart! He's so intuitive, smart, loving, patient, playful, active and silly. Because we live in a condo I walk him 45 mins to an hour every morning (early before is gets too hot) and we go out again in the evening, as well as other adventures throughout our days. As my COVID symptoms continued to worsen and my ability to care for Simbre' became less and less, it became evident I was going to need some help.

I called the Arizona Humane Society and they put me in touch with Red Rover. I was able to secure emergency Boarding for Simbre' and made arrangements for him to get situated there. Rachel from Red Rover worked directly with the Alta Vista Boarding here in Arizona and ensured that I would be able to utilize the special grants they had in place for emergency boarding situations like mine.

I cannot tell you enough how much anxiety, stress and fear you go through when dealing with COVID, add to that the huge amount of fear and stress in not being able to take care of this magnificent animal that I love so dearly.

To have an organization like this help me in my most dire time of need and help ensure my beloved pet was taken care of and there would be no financial hardship on me I can assure you helped lend to my recovery.

I cannot Thank Rachel and Red Rover enough for all you help, support and care! You will forever be an organization that I support. Please let all your generous donors know your help, your contributions, your support make a difference and mean so much to those of us who have benefitted from them.

Me and my PooPaw, Simbre' appreciate you!
~ Debbie Stamos

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With the help of Red Rover, we were able to board a dog for a Domestic Violence survivor. Most often, victims are forced to give up their homes, their belongings and essentially their lives as they know them. With this program our client was able to keep his beloved dog. The program was easy to navigate and Rachel was so kind and helpful throughout the entire process.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was on a deployment on a rescue neglected cats. The whole operation, from assignments to transportation, to meals was well thought out and communicated. And best of all,every cat who could be adopted after the intervention was adopted.
It was a deep experience and worth every minute. I regret that my health prevents me from aprticipating in any other

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5


As a discerning pet resort owner, it is important that all of our business activities are conducted with equally reputable and trustworthy organizations. To provide aid to our local community, we periodically provide pet boarding services for pets owned by individuals who are receiving temporary housing at a local battered women's shelter. During this time, owners are unable to care for their beloved pet(s).

In March, 2020 we agreed to care for an owners pet(s) for an extended period of time knowing we had the financial support from RedRover.org. Our boarding fees were significantly discounted, but the length of time the pets were boarded went much longer than originally anticipated. Without Red Rover's support, we would have not been able to care for the pets as long as we did. This all took place during the COVID pandemic and the pet resort industry was non-existent with very limited travel.

Red Rover's commitment to provide financial support for this particular owners pet(s) was remarkable. As the length of time kept growing, Red Rover never lost focus on the importance of these pets and what they would mean to the owners recovery. Their support enabled us to keep the pet(s) at our facility until the owner was able to leave the battered women's shelter. After almost four months of boarding, they were happily reunited with their owner thanks to Red Rover.

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Client Served

Rating: 5


First of all I would like to Thank You All So much for the kind, compassionate, generous, & caring hearts you have at Red Rover. I wrote to your organization last month in hopes you could help me with a somewhat pricey surgery my Boxer, Taz was needing to remove a mass cell tumor. A member of your staff Nancy, contacted me and guided me through the process of applying for a grant.Taz's grant was approved & he had his surgery at the end of May 2020. Nancy, thank you for staying in touch with me during everything and for caring so very much about me and my boy.
Taz's biopsy came back with Awesome results that his mass was Not benign...hearing Taz had No cancer was a sigh of relief especially when cancer is one of the leading causes of death for Boxers.
Taz's surgery could Not have been possible without the generous donation your program funded for him. Many thanks for giving & making me have More time to spend with my rescue Taz. Thanks so much and
May God Bless You All
from Taz & Tammy Phillips♥️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to take a moment to brag on RedRover relief. This organization is a true God-sent. They helped save our boxer, Chloe's, life!! Chloe had a large mass on her leg that wouldn't stop growing. When the vet removed it, it was probably a little bigger than the size of a softball. It started affecting her balance, daily activities, and overall health. Chloe is not just our pet, she is a part of our family. I am a single mother of 3 children (plus Chloe) and literally live paycheck to paycheck. So when our vet told us the price of the removal of Chloes tumor, I just felt helpless bc there was no way I could afford it. I started researching and found out there are all of these wonderful nonprofit organizations to help people with their pets in cases like mine. I applied for RedRover relief grant, and probably 2 hours after applied online, a woman called me from this organization, and said they could help. And they did!! RedRover relief helped me pay for Chloe's surgery a week later. Chloe is home now and doing wonderful. Without RedRover relief, Chloe wouldn't be here today.

1 Tammy L.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will never forget the moment I first laid eyes on her. She was playing with your littermates and bouncing around like a fluff ball, all of 8 weeks old. I knew I had wanted a girl, and she was the last girl left in the litter. That is how Pepper joined our family What followed was almost 13 amazing years of a bond based on love, trust, and companionship. I raised her, cared for her, and trained her, As the years passed and my life circumstances changed, there are times I need her more than ever, and she has never failed me. she has always been there, a constant I could depend on and look to for unconditional love, comfort, she is the reason why my life has been so good. She has taught me how to be a good human. My Pepper girl is the most amazing member of my family.
On Sunday April 26th, our family was devastated, we were out for our daily walk. Pepper slipped out of her collar and chased a FEDX truck. She sustained a broken leg and an a degloving injury to her left back foot. I was consumed by guilt because as a pet owner I believe I have a responsibility to protect my fur baby from harm. And I failed her. As the days have turned in to weeks, she is slowly mended, her bone is healing, and I am beginning to forgive myself. All these monumental hurdles could not have been possible without the kindness and generosity from the red rover foundation. Laurel at the foundation was exceedingly kind and understanding I our time of need. Thank you, Red Rover Foundation, you saved more than just our dog Pepper. I saved me too.

2 Abby P.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog little bear is six years. old one day little bear was feeling off which wasn't uncommon for her in the spring, knowing she would bounce back i treated her symptoms. Unfortunately this was not going away like usual and I woke up on Thursday morning to little bear throwing up blood. My heart sank my dog was very very ill and needed medical attention. I started calling around (my vet couldn't take care of her due to not having the proper set up, farm vet). No one would take us due to covid 19. I called a clinic I brought my other dogs to but it was a drive, I didn't care at this point she needed immediate attention. I was very relieved waterville would see her. They followed all the proper health and safety guidelines for covid 19 while still taking care of my dog,( i'm an aide at local hospital I know the guidelines). When they called me to tell me she needed emergency surgery because she has pyometra, my heart shattered, I could have prevented this by spaying her. I knew I didn't have the money for her to get the care she needed. I was denied care credit and scratch pay. That's when the manager called me to help me with a non profit called redrover. I was so grateful to receive help from this organization, and my mother. With out Laurel from red rover and my mother my beloved dog little bear would not be here. The odds were not in her favor but she made it! She is a fighter and is improving at a very fast rate! I'm so grateful for the help I received, I would have been lost without my little bear and her sisters layla and lola would have been crushed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm just in awe of this organization. Hogan is the little love of my life. I adopted him at 3 years old from a shelter, and he has been with me through the best and worst times of my life. He's 14 now. He recently developed a wound on his right perineum. The vet thinks urine is staying in his fur in that area and irritating the skin. It wasn't visible at all and he gave no sign until the wound was 5cm x 5cm, and deep. I rushed him to the emergency vet, which cost $1240. This is during COVID-19, I lost my job, I'm struggling on unemployment. My vet said the surgery could cost even more than that, and I panicked. I can't let him suffer. I found RedRover via internet search, and I was amazed. I didn't realize a group like this was out there. Nancy called me, and then talked to my vet's office. I may have cried when she called back to tell me how RedRover would help. And, she followed through as promised. I can't say enough positive things about RedRover, and I will promote donations and support at every chance I get. There's no way to express my gratitude, and I smile seeing all the amazing things they have done.

2 Javier J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They saved my baby when covid left me jobless and with no money. Red rover are angels on earth. Super easy to apply they truly care. I am forever grateful. They really came through. No jumping hoops to get the help i needed. They truly care.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Teresa and I want to thank Red Rover so much for helping me in need. Specially during this time of me not being able to work my full hours to make money to provide for my house hold. During this time my dog/my baby girl Lola was hit by a car and had to get her right back leg amputated. I am so blessed she is still here. She is doing very well!! she is almost back to her self. Adjusting to three legs and back wanting to eat! Thanks again

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am on disability with cancer so money it very tight. I was able to be approved for the $200 and it helped towards my bill. They made it so easy and painless. They really do care about my dog Roxy. She had surgery on Wednesday the 25th and is doing better everyday. Her little buddy won’t leave her side. Thank you so much!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

From my first volunteer responder class to my first deployment with Red Rover, the main concern was protecting animals from people and keeping safe while doing so. Deploying makes me feel needed and makes me feel grateful. Red Rover makes me feel this tenfold.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My baby (Sheba) got sick out of nowhere. Upon taking her to the vet we learned that it was the parvovirus. I was absolutely devastated and knew that I didn’t have the funds capable of caring for and treating her properly. After spend all the cash I had and maxing out my credit cards I decided to start a GoFundMe with little success. She is my life, my joy and my child. I knew I had to do more. I started searching for emergency grants and after filling out a few other applications, I came across RedRover. I completed their application with little hope and a broken heart. Shortly after submitting the application I received a phone call and had to submit some more information. We were approved for the grant and it is going to help my baby get all of the much needed medicine she needs to get better. I can never ever thank RedRover, their staff and specifically Nancy enough. They have touched not only my dogs life, but also my life. In a moment when I had no one, RedRover came in clutch and had my back. RedRover was super easy to work with, did way more than I had ever expected them to do and they got my emergency grant approved quick so my baby can get the much needed treatment she needs.

3 Judy B.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Took in a Chihuahua about 5 pounds that was chained up out side ,and had a big hernia and bad teeth . I contacted Red Rover in December they was out of funds and he was getting worse iI scheduled surgery and on Thursday for Monday . found out they was now taking application contacted them and they got back asp .Thank "God" for these Angels ! I will never be able to thank them enough . in one of the pic under his neck you can see were the chain wore the hair off ,but it is coming back now and he has a warm loving home now We love Scooby doo with all our hearts !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Apache needed a surgery for a perineal hernia; without this surgery his life was threatened. He was loosing weight dramatically and had problems emptying his bowels. Redrover stepped in and helped with the cost of this lifesaving surgery. I will forever be grateful to Redrover for their generosity!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My boy Nero is healthy again thanks to Redrover. He snuck out one morning and while he was running free, he was hit by a car. The accident severely bruised his lungs and shattered his jaw to pieces. After his overnight stabilization was all said and done, I didn't have anywhere near enough to have his mouth fixed. When I contacted RedRover looking for help, they were very fast to reply and extremely professional. With their help, Nero was able to have his jaw wired back together.

Thank you so much, RedRover!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued Braxton from a very neglectful situation but had no idea what condition he was in until we arrived. His teeth were in need of urgent attention. He had very little use of his back legs. He was severely matted and hadn't been bathed in so long that there were sores under the mats on his body. We found out during his first vet visit that he had a stage 4 heart murmur that would require lifelong medication as well. Braxton had quickly captured our hearts and surrendering him to a rescue was not an option. With so many medical issues needing attention right away, we reached out to RedRover in hopes of getting a little help. They were such a pleasure to deal with and provided a $250 grant to help with his dental cleaning, due to this procedure being our priority. He had his dental and extractions done on 11/26/2019 and is healing great and back to his spunky, grateful, unique self. We can't thank them enough for the assistance they offered us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat Abbey developed a mass under her right arm. She is at least 12 years old and the doctor felt a dental was just as important. Without Redrover I could not have done both treatments. I’m not very good with electronics so I filled out the application and submitted it but two items I printed, signed and faxed. The fax led them to contact my vet and the found my application later that day. I talked to them on the phone. They were only going to contribute $200 and I explained my financial situation. I asked for $275 and they agreed to $250! There was a remaining balance of $54 so I post dated a check to December. Abbey is doing very well and I expect a full recovery.

3 lumpkin

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Red Rover Emergency responders off and on for 15 yrs. It is always a great and humbling experience to help animals in need. This is due to the diligence and leadership of this awesome organization - both @ the headquarters and on the ground. Most effective and efficient group I've worked with (& I've worked w/ several) and the vast majority of us are volunteers :).

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Red Rover over the years as well as contributed $$. I have served as a volunteer for many organizations (& continue to do so) and they (Red Rover) are the best at keeping in touch with volunteers on an ongoing basis! Most organizations I volunteer for TRY to stay in contact but Red Rover is exceptional even when I haven't been an active volunteer. Additionally, they keep volunteers aware of training opportunites to enhance a volunteer's skills.

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2 Ashley M.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

my daughters little premie kitty got sick and we were short on funds and red rover helped us get our babygirl better and back home. millie is under 2lbs and almost 5 months old they call her the midget kitty. she got a uri and was going down hill and wasnt the same playful baby she was before. if it wasnt for redrover millie wouldnt have made it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover literally saved our puppy's life and our daughter's heart. 4 days before our 7 year olds birthday, Charlie was run over, resulting in a broken femur and 2 fractures in his pelvis. The first vet we went to was going to charge upward of $1900 to save Charlie's leg or $800 to amputate, all we could afford alone was to put Charlie down....thankfully with the help of some local animal lovers, an AMAZING clinic and Red Rover, not only did Charlie receive his emergency surgery to SAVE his leg (at less than HALF the cost of the original vet), we were also able to tell our daughter (on her birthday) that, not only was Charlie okay, he was going to be able to come home 4 days from then. Without the generosity of Red Rover, there is no way we could have put enough money down to save Charlie's leg....or save Charlie for that matter, we almost had to give him up to a shelter that would save his leg....until Rachael called us from Red Rover. I'm pretty sure the world gained a future veterinarian and animal rescue gal out of this one thank you so much to everyone at Red Rover....we will never be able to thank you enough.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work in a domestic violence shelter and have only recently learned of Red Rover's Safe Escape Grant to help victims and their pets with boarding while they are in shelter and any needed emergency medical care. They have been a Godsend to victims who have felt that they can not leave their abusive situations because they refuse to leave their pets behind. They are truly the choice between life and a safe haven or risk of injury, neglect or death to their pets by abusers. I could not be any more full of gratitude and love for what they are able to do. The process was simple, fast and quick. They were in contact every step of the way and offered any assistance needed. THANK YOU RED ROVER AND STAFF.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a pleasure to work with efficient, knowledgeable, office/field staff and volunteers with great service attitudes. RedRover makes a difference!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover helped my daughter with covering care for her Guinea Pig, Chibs, who had a large cyst on his hindquarter. His incision healed well and his fur is growing back already. He is healthy and happy again!

2 Jenny C.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Proud to be on the board of this awesome organization rescuing animals, helping kids connect with the animals and creating safe spaces for domestic violence survivors with their pets. Check out #purpleleashproject

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am the manager of a kennel In michigan (The Lodge for Pampered Pets) Red Rover helped to cover the cost of boarding for a client in a women's shelter, and they were a delight to work with!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to RedRover relief we where able to give our loving dog Harley a fighting chance. He had a baseball size mass on his spleen, which required him to have his entire spleen removed. This picture was taken 2 days after surgery. We are beyond grateful for RedRover relief.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My guinea Pig Oreo’s life was saved thanks to the Red Rover Relief Foundation. Oreo had a golf ball size mass/tumor on her lower front area that was affecting her mobility and overall her quality of life and surgery was her only option for treatment. If she didn’t have the surgery, the ending result wouldn’t of been good. Oreo came into our family’s life in December of 2014 and she has brought pure joy to our family so when we learned that she wouldn’t be with us much longer if she didn’t have the surgery we were crushed. As we all know, surgery is an expensive procedure and my being the only one working supporting a house of six we were unsure how we were going to come up with the funds. I began researching on the internet in hopes that I would find someone to help us save Oreo’s life and I came across Red Rover Relief Foundation. I filled out the financial assistance application and our prayers were answered. They assisted us with almost half of the bill and our Oreo is once again a happy, active guinea pig thanks to the Red Rover Relief Foundation. They saved Oreo’s life and we are beyond grateful for their support and being there in our time of need. The picture of just Oreo is her before her surgery and the one of my son and her is her after her surgery.

1 Pooh

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, this has to be the most rewarding organization I have joined where I truly feel part of the team. We come together in an emergency and truly bond as a group of dedicated volunteers. I have met members who are committed, positive, supportive, and are there to lend a hand or a leash ! Who wouldn't want to volunteer for RedRover !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Charlotte, an 8yr old English chocolate lab, was abandoned on a hot day in June with no food or water. Hanging from her right side was a 3.5 pound pedestal tumor that impeded her ability to walk easily. She ended up at the shelter I volunteer at and a plea for funds to help with her surgery went out to our shelter community. While I pursued grant monies for her, I knew more could be done to soothe this sweet girl, so I offered to foster her and take care of her after her surgery. RedRover responded quickly to Charlotte's situation and graciously went far beyond what was hoped for - Charlotte has had surgery and now walks normally and is free of the burdens forced upon her through medical neglect and criminal abuse. She is not a run-a-way, but clearly a house dog who is people oriented, gentle, and sweetly innocent. Thank you, RedRover for valuing her life and for helping me to help her.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My best friend Tyson had abscess tooth that snuck up on us very fast,we didn't have all the money right away.hes a older boxer and a great dog,red rover stepped in with a awesome donation ,laurall was so great with her care and help,also geisert animal also did such a great job as always he's doing great after surgery we will always donate to a place like red rover

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat Smokey got crystals in his bladder, and I couldn't afford the cost for surgery at his current vet. RedRover gave me recommendations to find more affordable vets AND sent $250 so I could afford his surgery.
Had I not found their website I would have had to let Smokey go, so please share the site or donate if you can.

2 Cinnamon H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My baby 1yr old pitbull Daisy was hit by a car I was short $300.00 short for her live saving treatment. Red Rover came thought with a generous donation to save our beloved pet. My 5 boys and I are overwhelmed with emotions and we are overtly thankful for you all. Thanks and God bless

1 Sherri L.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was on my first deployment recently with Red Rover in Madison, NJ. The experience was one of the most amazing of my life. We were kept busy and informed every step of the way. I was pleasantly surprised by how smoothly every single thing went. Great team leaders, great organization and awesome volunteers. I would definitely do this with them again in a heartbeat. I learned so much along the way as well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t thank RedRover enough for how they helped our family. We had 2 dogs already when my daughter saved a stray from getting hit by a car. She brought her home and she was in bad condition. All matted, had ticks, hungry etc. In the process of looking for her owners we took her to the vet to get shots, flea and tick prevention and a well check so she could be around our other dogs. No one came forward as her owner and we loved her so much already that she became part of our family. We named her Baker :). Baker had a hernia that needed to be fixed.
Recently, I unexpectedly got laid off. Needless to say, money was tight. I reached out to Red Rover and they immediately replied and thankfully they were able to help assist with the costs of Bakers surgery. We are so very appreciative, and words alone cannot express our gratitude. This is a wonderful organization and our family feels so blessed that they were able to make Baker’s surgery possible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you RedRover!
Sincerely,
Des Miller

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover saved Bullitt's life, without them I would have lost my precious boy. He unexpectedly got sick with pneumonia and was on the verge of dying, Red Rover paid for his hospital stay to get him back to my sweet, baby boy. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2017 and Bullitt wouldn't let me stay in bed and be swallowed by depression. It broke my heart not being able to help him when he was in need, Red Rover helped me with that. I will be forever grateful to them for saving my precious boy.

1 Caspa C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover saved my dog's life. My dog Nala is our second child. Nala snuck off and got pregnant. But when she went to have her pup one got lodged in her canal. I didn't have the money what so ever to handle the expensive surgery she needed to live. Red Rover helped with more then they can normally even afford, I cannot express my gratitude enough to this organization. Thank you so much. When I can afford a donation it goes to you!