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PO Box 188890 Sacramento CA 95818 USA


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


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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While I have never needed help from Red Rover, we have been donating to help others through this organization for several years. It is one of my "go to first" charities.

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I could not believe how fast RedRover came to my ten year old, Chihuahua/Pomeranian, named Morgan's rescue. I volunteered to be Morgan's foster with my rescue. After she was surrendered to me I noticed how much anxiety she had from her previous situation. I told my rescue owner Morgan would not do well loosing another home. She said I could keep Morgan but she could not help with any vet bills. I found a certificate for a free exam and found out Morgan never had her teeth brushed or dental care and her teeth were really bad. Small dogs don't have very much bone in their mouth so the infection and disease gets into their blood and causes bone cancer. I have been threw a tough time with my health and have not worked for two years. I am so great full to RedRover for coming to Morgan's rescue and will do I everything I can to help RedRover in the future.

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I am and will be forever grateful for Red Rover's assistance in making sure that my two dogs, Hachiko and Snow were also in a safe place as I was. The staff at West Ridge Animal Hospital provided Hachiko and Snow with compassion, kindness and love. I appreciate all that they did for my dogs. What s blessing!

I would have been devastated if I had to surrender Hachiko and Snow to the animal shelter. These two are my best friends and companions for a lifetime.

Currently, Hachiko and Snow are in the care of an angel in the form of a
canine boarding kennel owner free of charge for two weeks from 8-9-to 23, 2016. My heart is full of gratitude for this kind wonderful kennel owner.

I am praying that I will find a place who will accept Hachiko and Snow on or before the 23rd of August.

Thank you Red Rover! Thank you Rachel! Photos courtesy of Hachiko and Snow's kennel mom

Snow is 14 years and three months fighting terminal liver cancer, Hachi is about 12 months Golden and Border Collie x

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When my 7-year-old child (cat) Milo developed bladder stones I was concerned about how I would be able to afford the surgery he needed to get well. Since he was 6-weeks-old Milo and I have been inseparable, and even though I live alone I jokingly refer to him and the dog as my roommates. Milo is my rock and the best cuddle bunny a girl could ask for. He's been with me through so many ups and downs, and it would devastate me if something bad happened to him.

While researching options for low-cost veterinarians I came across the Red Rover site. Not only did they respond to my application immediately, they kept up communication even when they didn't receive a response due to my phone not working. Laurel was kind and helpful and even gave me a bunch of great information to help keep Milo healthy in the future. They were able to provide the funds necessary to help get Milo the surgery that he needs and I couldn't be more grateful to them.

If there was ever a charity that deserved your donation, this is the one!

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Don't hesitate to give big to RedRover. This is NOT an organization with invisible staff who aren't available to talk to you. The staff at RedRover know the pet care industry well and make things truly about what's best for your pet. They were able to help our beloved Papi (Gabriel) get the surgery he needed right on time . I applied as soon as we got our first estimate and we had already spent a significant amount of money. RedRover even helped us find a vet that gave a much more reasonable estimate.

Papi is a beloved family member and it would have been too much for me to lose him just because I'm in job transition, especially when his condition is completely treatable. Our family's also been through a lot in the past few years. We are all grateful for RedRover's help!!

The staff at RedRover are organized and are great stewards of financial resources. If you can only trust one animal advocate non-profit to give to at this time, you can confidently give to RedRover and know they will use the money wisely with a wide reach. Give big and it will impact many lives. Give bigger than last time and the many lives you impact can create a second wave of givers because you're giving to both people and pets.

Whether you're thinking of applying for assistance or thinking of donating, just do it! :)
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." - Prov 11:25

-MD San Antonio, TX

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I was in a really bad situation in terms of my health, personal finances, and emotional state of mind leading up to Professor's accident. As I sat outside pondering the state of my life (laid off from work, lost my house, broke my foot) I was sitting outside taking a break from some work that I was trying to do.

Nearly half an hour after watching a red jeep pass and hearing it hit something, I heard yowling, and my Professor (my feline friend) limped to me and collapsed at my feet. I hadn't even known that he had gotten outside.

While I examined Professor, he looked into my eyes, meowed, and heaved himself onto his other side to show me his limp paw. I ran inside immediately to get my partners, who is admittedly a bit more experienced at handling animals, especially injured animals.

When we got back, Professor was gone. On a broken foot, I walked the block over and over again for six hours calling out to Professor. THen I gave up hope.

My partner found him 17 hours after he was injured lying beneath our RV. He had a broken pelvis in two places. He required surgery. We had nothing. No money. No way of obtaining money. We thought he was going to be euthanized.

To understand how I felt, I need to explain to you that Professor is basically a service cat. I have multiple sclerosis and severe depression. He has saved me from myself more times than I can count. I work from home, and he is always by my side with affection and distraction when I need it most.

In short, I owed Professor so much more than I could give.

Surgery came to around $700. I contacted everyone, from friends and family to organizations. I heard back from almost nobody. Another organization agreed to cover part of the bill, lowering the cost to $260. We had negative funds in our bank account. We were hopeless. Professor was going to be lost.

Then Red Rover stepped in. Like a guardian angel who knew we were at a crossroads, Red Rover contacted us the day before the scheduled surgery. This was when we were going to have to have him euthanized for failing to pay the funds.

They spoke to the vet and arranged to cover $200 towards the vet bill. The vet allowed my partner and I to pay off the vet after we were able to raise the funds.

I cannot thank Red Rover enough. Professor is going to be okay now. I have never felt such immense gratitude. You not only saved my cat; you saved my best friend and work buddy. You saved one of the most valuable things in my life.

You probably saved me.

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I was at my wits end trying to pull together money to help my bestfriend (my puppy) who was diagnosed with leptospira I had no more means left to consider and I was going to be forced to withdraw her from in patient at the vet which would have meant death. I found RedRover and applied thinking I wouldn't get the help I needed in time but I was contact the same day and after they spoke to my vet the helped give my puppy enough to stay in patient at least another day. I spoke with Jessica and she was quick and easy very nice and by the end of the day I received confirmation that I was going to get a grant!! RedRover is a LIFE SAVER!!!

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RedRover is a wonderful non-profit that has the heart to actively follow up opportunities to financially aid those in need. My 6 year old cat, Willow, that I had for 3 1/2 years came down with an illness that resulted in 7 days/nights of hospitalization. After extensive treatment and $10,000 dollars of charges I had drained my savings and was unable to continue paying for what she needed. I had emailed an application to RedRover as well as several other non-profit financial aid organizations and RedRover was the only organization to respond and follow up. They even continued to respond after several rounds of phone tag due to my work schedule. They were able to approve aid for Willow's treatment and it enabled me to keep her in the hospital until her vet approved her for discharge.

Unfortunately, her illness resulted in some medical complications from which she wasn't able to recover. My Willow passed away several days later at home. But the financial aid that RedRover provided allowed her to finish her treatment and make it home for her last few days which was invaluable to both me and her.

RedRover truly is a non-profit that cares deeply for the cause of providing help to those pet owners in need. They stood out from other non-profits by showing compassion and empathy for Willow and I during such an incredibly difficult time. I will forever be thankful for the financial help they provided us with and the last few days of memories that it enabled.

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My dog Shiloh ( a 1 yr old Beagle) tested positive for heartworm and Lyme ( as well as a double ear infection ( now on his 2nd one) we rescued him from animal control and took him straight to the vet. Unfortunately tests came back bad and we had already spend lots of money . We then had to pay confirmation tests and x rays for heartworm and begin treatment. It was all over whelming as a mom with 3 kids and disabled. My husband. Works but we needed help . Shiloh has had his 1st shot in the 3 step treatment of heartworm and bills where crazy we needed help ASAP. Red rover was amazing , sweet and super quick and getting back to me: leaving me with little left to pay Shiloh will be going back in about 3 weeks for the rest of his treatment !!

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My baby, willow, suddenly needed surgery. I didn't know what to do, I was distraught. I was denied for pet credit, I've never had a credit card before. I didn't know what to do. Some people said that maybe I should just put her down if I couldn't afford it! I was heart broken. I didn't even know that places like red rover existed. They came to our rescue and with their generous donation my baby is now happy and healing after her surgery! Thank you so much

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