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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

534 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi friends, I am excited to share with you my experience with Red Rover and the health of my longtime friend baby! He is a nine year old American Eskimo. I rescued him from the streets where he was staying close to a highway and the fence was damaged. The original people who found him feared he would get out into the expressway and get hit. I brought him home and he has been my best friend ever since! This year he developed a huge growth on his inner leg close to his abdomen that hindered his walking and running. My being on disability was unable to afford the surgery to have it removed.
I learned about Red Rover online when searching for any organization that could help. Some of the others I called we're of no help at all!
I filled out my application online and soon got a call from Laurel. She was an amazing and helpful person! She took the time to talk to me and help me make good decisions on what to do with my dog baby and helped me every step of the way with the process of getting everything arranged to help with the cost of payment for his surgery. She went over and above making phone calls to myself and the vet to make sure payment was in place on day of surgery! With my being on disability there was no way I could have afforded it on my own. I am so thankful and grateful for all the great people at Red Rover and the Donors that made his surgery possible!
He can now walk and run again!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My 13 year old Basset Hound had an infection in his mouth and needed 4 to 5 teeth removed. I was placed on unemployment and couldn't afford the vet bill. I had to watch him get sicker and sicker so I started calling around for any help I could get. I finally came across Red Rover and WOW I did not expect the care and concern for my pet and they provided funds to my Vet to help aid in the care my dog desperately needed and now my dog (best friend) will be healthy again. I can't express what it means to have organizations like this in the hard times. Not to mention the caring way they handled the situation. Thank you so very much Red Rover!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I bought my first little dog on fb. When I met the lady to see Her, I knew I had to save her. We have always rescued big dogs so this was a first for us. She everything to me. I became disabled after working 27 yrs doing Mortgages. So we are home all day. She became very sick and I was scared and brought her to a DR vet. We was charged 974 for xrays and blood work. They wanted at least 5,000 for surgery. We don't have this extra money. (I put off the dentist for her) The next day I found a vet who said 600 to 700. I heard about Red Rover and contacted them. I spoke with 2 ladies who was very kind and helped us with some of the cost. What surprised me the most was it was located in a different state. I can't Thank You enough for the help you do for our fur babies. When I get back on my feet I will donate back. She would have passed away without this surgery. I am including a picture the first day I purchased her. God Bless!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My vet discovered that my 2 year old cat, Wilbur, had 2 life threatening stones blocking his urethra. With surgery over $800 and my current unemployment, I didn't know what to do. I contacted Red Rover about my situation, and was generously offered a grant to help with some of the surgery. Because of Red Rover's help, Wilbur is now stone free, recovering and doing great! He is off his pain meds and has been switched to urinary care food. I have noticed a huge difference in his litter box habits- before, he was in and out of the litter box every 10 minutes trying to go to the bathroom, and now he is able to relieve himself fully. So happy and relieved to see my kitty alive and well!! So grateful for Red Rover.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 6 year old Boxer girl needed expensive surgery to have a malignant tumor removed from her back leg muscles. As a senior on a fixed income, I could not pay for all of it. RedRover Relief Grants in Sacramento has an application that I filled out on line. Their requirement included getting a Care Credit Card for which I applied. I told them I rescued this dog at 10 months and promised to take care of her and she would watch out for me! Red Rover was quick to respond in selecting my situation. They were very friendly and receptive. They spoke with the vet clinic right away setting up their end of the financial arrangement. They donated their grant within the 7-10 days promised. It was a miracle. Their help was such a blessing.

1 Maria G.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out to Red Rover in need of a pledge for our dog's surgery. She had 2 massive tumors that needed immediate care. Red Rover contacted me immediately and Daisy was able to have surgery within a week. Thank so much Red Rover and Nancy for all your help

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Client Served

Rating: 5

If i could give 10

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My pet Face is family and when he needed surgery it was no Question he was going to get it no matter what it took. Even though I have a very limited income and get assistance from the state I was going to do whatever it took to make sure face was healthy and get what he needs. My sister and I started researching the Internet and came across RedRover and let me tell you it was an easy process with the most wonderful person working there, Laurel she was caring understanding and very informative she jumped right in and got things started thank you so much RedRover you saved my best friend Face

1 Christina B.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Max had parvo and was only 6wks old. I am a mother of 5 and bought max off of craigslist from a lady who knew he was dying. With in 24hrs of having max he had to be put in icu at the vets he almost passed away. I am so thankful for Redrover with out u i couldn't have did it. Thanks again from the Barnes family

1 Sonya H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My beloved kitten Samuel needed an emergency life saving leg amputation. Red Rover was able to step in and help me save my Sammy's life. Red Rover had been a glimmer of hope in a dark time for me. I really cannot express my gratitude enough for this foundation and the donors that help. I will forever be grateful for the help and compassion I've received.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It's been a long 2 days but we r so thankful for the SPCA and the RedRover Relief Foundation! Karma had a golf ball size tumor on her side that enlarged tremendously about a week and a half ago, yesterday she was scratching her side and ripped it wide open. She went in for emergency surgery this morning to remove the massive tumor and is now home recovering and of course getting spoiled!
Between the office visit, the lab work, the removal surgery, and her recovery meds her hospital bill was nearly $1100. Unfortunately we did not have that kind of money to spend, thankfully the SPCA has an income based program called Keeping Families Together that covered 60% of costs! We then found out about another program called RedRover Relief that gives grants to help people with emergency vet procedures. I applied and we got approved for a $200 grant that they send automatically to the hospital...at the end of the day we only paid $282! I can not express enough to how very thankful we are for the help we received!
#SPCAStPete #KFT #RedRoverRelief #KarmaBree #ProudPupOwner #HappyFamily

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our pet boarding business is grateful to Red Rover and its wonderful staff of heroes for helping us facilitate the care of pets whose families are desperately trying to escape dangerous abusive situations. We have always offered to help these families when space allows, but with Red Rover's support, we can now help these families year round. An organization worthy of support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are a private pet boarding business who tries to help families who must temporarily go to a shelter, but cannot take their pets. When space is available, we house these cats and dogs until other arrangements can be made. This spring we were helping a great dog and his mom this way, when we were contacted by RedRover, who offered to help offset our expenses by providing a grant to reimburse us. We were able to help for a much longer period because of this great organization. Please support and share RedRover's amazing work. As awareness of the need grows, perhaps our local governments will make funds available for these needful families, which include beloved pets (who are as important as any other family member)!

2 Kaitlyn L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My prairie dog was diagnosed with odontoma. Most people would say it’s just a “rodent”. No, she’s family and she shows affection and has her own personality. Surgery for her was very very expensive and this wonderful organization helped me to be able to afford this neccesary surgery to save her life. So so thankful and blessed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful that I came across Redrover. I didn't think I would get contacted by them. In desperate time in need I couldn't afford to pay for my cats surgery. But they helped me out A LOT. They even helped me find a affordable vet to take my cat to. I love my cat and I'm happy he's gonna be fine now. All thanks to Redrover. Again I am so grateful I came across this organization.

2 Anna H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to RedRover whose significant financial assistance allowed me to get a life-saving surgery for my cat, Mylo. To those who are willing to donate, know that your money is truly helping those who need it. I look forward to being able to give back to RedRover when I am at a more stable point in my life. ❤️

2 Amy Fyrberg F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently deployed to NJ to help pets evacuated from Puerto Rico. From the very first request for emergency responders to the closing meeting and everything in between, RedRover's leadership respectfully and effectively created an environment that simultaneously considered the well-being of its volunteers and the animals in need. Doing so created a situation where everyone thrived, the animals were given the best from all responders and the other organizations that we were there to assist were grateful.

1 Diane Basset B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization and so selfless. I wish I could help then more.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks so much to RedRover for helping my rescue cat ,Girl, get the surgery she needed. This is a great non-profit that makes applying for assistance and getting a grant easy. RedRover provides a life-saving service for pets in need. Thanks so much to RedRover, Laurel and their donors who make it possible.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so proud of Red Rover and Nicole and her hoard of volunteers. This latest foray into the Texas floods is typical of the "Rovers" who have answered many a similar call to disasters, abusive situations, injured animal rescues and more. The financial assistance they have provided some pet owners who couldn't afford critical care for their loved pet stands alone among charities. Such a heart this charity has! I am "old , lame and halt": a geezer too old to volunteer but happy to contribute to this cause. Thank you once more, Red Rover heroes.
Don Walker, Carmichael, CA

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a regular volunteer at Red Rover's headquarter, I am so impressed with the people who work there. They are so passionate about helping animals! They've got amazing crews of trained volunteers who they dispatch to disaster areas or dire situations to help shelter displaced animals. (They're heading to Texas this week.)
But that's not all they do. Check out their website!!