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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 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 2017, we deployed RedRover Responders volunteers to help more than 1,400 animals, including those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. In 2017, we also helped save the lives of more than 660 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

563 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

1 Brinah Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Patches was recently diagnosed with DKA, UTI & pancreatitis and was hospitalized for 3 days. We can't thank RedRover enough for helping us save our little guy. Our Patches is so blessed to have you all. We hope that you help more fur babies in the future!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My little girl need emergency dental surgery at $700, I did not have. O set up a gogetfunding page and applied for a grant from red rover
I didn't think I would get either because of short funding everywhere
I was approved for the grant, and then a few insanely generous donors funded my page. With the extra $ I was able to give a donation of a greater amount to redrover to help animals in domestic violence cases
Than God for redrover
I dont know what I would have done without them
I had no idea I was going to be blessed

1 La N Jennifer K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Quasimodo tore both of his ACLs bad enough to where he needs surgery on both of them. CCL repair surgery for just one leg is expensive, let alone two. Thanks to RedRover we are now able to get both of my babies legs fixed! We will never be able to express how appreciative and grateful we are they are able to help us! Especially my Quasimodo who can’t wait to be running around again like normal! The lady I worked with was so nice and just all around great!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ive just been on deployment with Red Rover in San Marcos, Texas, and as previously it was a great experience. Team leader Beth Gammie is so organised and detail orientated that working with her is always a well run experience. Team members all benefit and the back up RR team are also very efficient, making deployment arrangements and reimbursements a quick stress free process.

Thank you for inviting me to come. i look forward to being called up again

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Client Served

Rating: 5

On November 19th 2018 I reached out to RedRover because my 5 yr old Shih-Tzu needed emergency surgery . I found out she had Pyometra and had only a few days to live if surgery was not done asap ! I did not even had enough money for the surgery, searching hi and low and was told about RedRover. Thank God for RedRover! Thank You RedRover because of you she was able to go to surgery on Wednesday and on Thursday I could not believe she started to eat and walk around ! Just in time for the Holidays !! A true miracle !Nancy from RedRover had reached out to me the very same day on Monday and took care of every thing for us Thank You Nancy for your love and understanding . RedRover is awesome to have people like you ! RedRover you saved my baby's life my Shih-Tzu ... I Love You CC ! We Love You RedRover and the Donors that made it possible for the surgery and for helping others ! Thank You ! I too will donate as soon as I am able to do so!

Thank You !!!
Betsy and CC :)
a pic of me and CC this morning ( 11/23/18 - Day 3 of recovery )

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter's (12 year old) cat maxi got hit by a car and broke his femur bone in 3 spots and had to have surgery... Our family was devastated and wasn't sure how we were going to pay the bill... Maxi is family and I tried several places with no luck... After contacting redrover I got a response the very next day... And was able to get help with maxi to have the surgery.... He is now home and is instructed to be in kennel for 6 weeks and off his leg... He are so thankful for the help. I was stressed out completely trying to come up with the money. Very thankful redrover came through for our family. We can't thank them enough!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am for ever grateful! RedRover is a Great Organization ,Nancy has been great when she heard about Sunny needing surgery and that I was unable to cover the whole amount she said they might be able to offer assistance,Thanks to this organization my little Chihuahua is getting a second chance to a good life with his family, Thank You so much,Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with RedRover and was deployed one week after I took their class. The experience I had helping this organization care for 250 rescued puppy mill dogs was beyond description. The caring and compassion, the organization and commitment of RedRover left me feeling like the lives of these pups were changed forever. I will continue to volunteer with this incredible organization, making changes and saving the lives of animals, for as long as they will have me!!

1 Arianna N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a really traumatic experience when Sadie ran up an escalator and caught her toe. My husband had just recently lost his job and we have been in a really tight financial position and didn't know how we would pay such a high vet bill. Sadie is the sweetest, happiest, member of the family, and is well known around the neighborhood for always being the friendliest greeter to all our neighbors! We were calling multiple non-profits and trying to raise money for her hospital bills and surgery. Red Rover really came to our rescue in a big way! I spoke to Laurel multiple times who worked so hard on our behalf to get us all the help we needed and went above and beyond to check in on us and Sadie. I have never experienced a more sincere and accommodating group of animal lovers! Sadie go the care she needed and more because of their efforts! If you love your pet and need emotional support for the crisis you are going through they will go to great lengths to make you feel valued and compassionately hear all your worries and concerns. I'm so happy to be able to announce Sadie has made a full recovery and is back to normal! I just took this picture of her sweet consistent smile :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was Unable to afford the whole amount of my dogs vet bill for her to get surgery and my vet recommended me to check RedRover out. I contacted Them and let them know my story. They responded back quickly and was able to help us out. Now my royal is on the road to recovery and is doing well. I’m so thankful they were able to help my fur baby. RedRover Relief urgent care program is great! And what they are doing is Amazing!!

1 Crystal S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Babygirl had chewed her tail raw and it needed to be amputated and I couldn't afford it so I reached out to find someone to help and Red Rover relief was there they are an amazing organization.

1 Amanda M.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover is amazing! I feel like there are not enough words to describe how helpful and kind Nancy is! Our baby Lana was hurt and I felt so lost and devastated. RedRover was there to help right away! They stayed in contact with my vet and were able to help me take care of Lana's medical needs. As soon as I am able to, I will be giving back to RedRover. They are a wonderful organization and truly care about helping others with thier pet needs. As a single mom of two, our pups are family to my daughters and RedRover taught my daughters about humanity and the good in the world in a bad time. I can't thank them enough!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!!! Red Rover absolutely saved my family! Our dog Holly was attacked by a deer and was in need of a surgery for eye removal. Being a single mom of three girls and with this being such a freak accident we had no idea where to start. Thankfully we found Red Rover! We got a super fast response from Nancy... We were given so much amazing information regarding where to begin and so many options. Not only were they amazing in assisting with the stress of how to work out this financial burden but they also felt more like a caring, friend-like support system emotionally while dealing with such a traumatic situation... I can cannot say enough about how grateful we are to have found them. Red Rover absolutely saved our pup. I have no idea what my family would have done without them... I have been raving about them ever since and I would absolutely recommend them to everyone... A+++

Candice

1 Amanda Miller D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just have been given so much support in every form from a Nancy at this organization. My best Forrest has been very sick and needed a big surgery and they were there to help me right away and so responsive and professional. I’m blown away and so grateful for this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great organization, as a stage four cancer patient I was at my wits end worrying about my support dog a small chihuahua called Dino. Dino developed a huge swelling under his eye and throat and needed expensive oral surgery. Red Rover were wonderful, very fast and very compassionate,

1 Stacy J. F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! My almost 2 year old Calico, Katniss, became very sick with a liver infection. She was close to death. As you can imagine with the many antibiotics and other medicines and treatment the bill was very high. I heard of Red Rover from a fellow cat lover. I quickly applied and within a few short days I was approved. I can't say enough good things about Red Rover but without them I might not have my Katniss here with me. Thank you Red Rover for all you have done for us!! You are amazing ❤

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'd really like to Thank RedRover for the kindness and financial support they helped me in the time of need with my precious furbaby Callie who needed emergency surgery and to the People who donate to RedRover to the cause of helping people and their furbaby's, I'd like to give a special Thanks to Laurel at RedRover who is an angel here on earth! And Thanks to Surrey veterinary clinic who did such a great job with her surgery, God Bless you all

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I never wanted for anyone to know how difficult things had gotten for me. I wouldn't ask for help even when I'm hurting but, watching my loyal and loving pet suffer is more than I could handle. Sunny and I met one day when I was walking on a bike path between the beach along the 101. He was tiny and filthy, he could barely walk from his matted fur. Another Persian was found and rescued, I found out by searching Craigslist. I questioned the Rescue in Ojai where apparently Sunflowers sister was taken and being treated, she was lucky and received surgery to remove her eye. The caregiver there told me it was probably a kitten mill disposing of the unwanted kittens. So, Sunny was a GIFT for only me to love. I bathed him and ,bathed him.... and he slept snuggled and exhausted in a towel in my arms and never moved once til breakfast, then slept again till second breakfast. It's fair to say that keeping Sunflower healthy has been the most important priority for me since that day. He has never had the spoiled life he deserves.
Two years ago, a drunk driver hit our parked truck that slammed back into our motorhome. Poof, we are now in a car. We all had injuries, Sunny broke his first tooth from this. Now,he has four more totalling five teeth to be removed. I know the feeling. It is abscessed and he is suffering . The staff at MERCY CRUSADES in Oxnard,California recommended REDROVER to me. Buena Animal Hospital matched the discounted fees offered from Mercy,so Sunny could have his surgery the 28th of June rather than waiting till August 24th. This only gave me five days to raise $930.30. after the initial $159.00 for pre-surgery diagnostic work. BUT FAITH can move mountains. REDROVER and their FANTASTIC STAFF have helped push us up to the summit! The application was something that didn't intimidate or cause me any feeling of indignity. NANCY was so much more than efficient,but extremely dedicated! Always treating us just as if she herself had Sunflower on her lap for a cuddle as he smiles his little smushy face smile.
His appointment is a demonstration of faith AND that I believe in miracles. Now I have proof. Sunny is my whole heart. REDROVER and Sunflower have a lot in common ,they are gifted at bringing joy and hope to the people and pets who need it so badly. Thank you also to CAMARILLO HUMANE SOCIETY and the very awesome BETTY JO who helped with funding ,too. These people unleash UNBELIEVABLE STAMINA. I hope they always receive the support they deserve to continue their work, just like they helped us!!!! LOVE Sunflower and Rayna

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are a domestic violence shelter and we had heard of and were aware of Red Rover but had never used their services. We had a victim the needed to leave a very abusive relationship but afraid to leave her dogs behind and what might happen to them. We told her to bring them along and we would somehow house her 8 dogs. I contacted Red Rover, filled out the paperwork and they were able to help with paying for the boarding of the dogs until the client was able to make other arrangements and we were no safe housing her. Red Rover staff was very nice and easy to work with and their form to fill out to obtain their service was easy to fill out. The victim was very appreciative and so were we with the help Red Rover could give.