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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

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little rescue dog Sunshine was extremely ill and plagued with 5 bladder stones which were particularly large blocking most of her urinary tract. She also had a severe bladder infection.

She shivered and moaned with pain and was in urgent need of antibiotics and required open bladder surgery.

I was heartbroken to see her in such pain. She means the world to me. She is a very bright spirit deserving of her name Sunshine.

She's been my companion helping me through many difficult times, recovering from multiple cancers, surgeries, and radiation treatments. Sunshine is always by my side sharing her unconditional love and devotion.

My only income was Social Security and I have very little to go around so I borrowed whatever money as possible to take her to an all-night emergency-care-center. That was when I learned she required much more treatment and surgery.

With what little money I had at the time I was only able to start antibiotic treatments.

Being devasted and feeling so much of a failure to my devoted Sunshine, a kind member of the emergency center's staff provided me with a list of organizations who may have funds available or grants to help people like me who have fallen through the cracks. That small piece of paper became my hope. Little did I know that this piece of paper was Sunshines lifeline for her survival.

I started to follow the information as carefully as possible. I contacted the Red Rover Organization and actually was able to talk to loving and caring individuals who made me feel as if I was someone special, someone, they cared about. I wasn't made to feel like just another poor person asking for a handout.

Red Rover is an extremely well-organized, Non-For-Profit organization. Their staff is kind, thoughtful and very well trained. They asked me to tell my story about little Sunshine and why she should be given this chance for a financial gift towards her surgery. They also wanted to see pictures of my little girl. They really cared about her and they wanted to be part of her story. I was feeling so blessed to have them in my life if for nothing else but for their support and comfort.

After I completed a very thorough application process, Red Rover process my request with great diligence. I was very impressed with their research fact-checking my information making sure we were who we said we were. They checked with the emergency center and also with the surgeon who was standing -by and prepared to do everything possible to save Sunshine's life.

Within a few days, I was approved for a handsome gift as part of the funding for the surgery as long as I continued to find other financial resources.

If it wasn't for their help little Sunshine would not have had her surgery and this very special loving dog would not be in my arms as I write this letter to you.

I had a hole in my heart and thank God to all the people who devote their time to organizations such as Red Rover who open their hearts to people like me.

Sunshines's operation was a success and she's running and playing again. She's still healing and I'm the happiest lady alive thanks to Red Rover. They made Sunshine and I feel very special.

To anyone reading this letter please support this organization and please do everything you can to spread the word so they can continue to help people like me and man's best friends like Sunshine. They can only do this as long as they have generous financial resources from caring people who can donate their time and money to help the needy and so they may continue saving lives of our loving & homeless pets.


1 Mary Beth R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is Mitchell. He had a huge cancerous tumor on his lower jaw. It came about quickly, and I was unprepared for the costs of all the tests and surgery.
Red Rover assisted with costs to help me get Mitchell his surgery.
They are an excellent kind, caring organization for all they do.
Literally a lifesaver for Mitchell and I.
He is my emotional support dog and I'm so happy he is on the road to recovery.
Thank you Red Rover.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Zane, my son, is eleven years old and has Behcet's Disease. Corbin is his two year old service dog. Corbin provides mobility assistance and medication detection. In the fall, Corbin's leg was severely cut. He was taken to the vet immediately. However, Corbin's leg did not heal correctly. He needed a major and expensive surgery at Virginia Tech to fix the problem. Zane's father is a disabled veteran, and I teach school. An expensive surgery was beyond our abilities. That's where Red Rover stepped in. Although we live in West Virginia and Red Rover is in California, they were willing to help. They paid for all of Corbin's surgery and follow-up care. Laurel was amazing--so friendly and helpful! They have given my son his "legs" back. I do not know what we would have done without the help from Red Rover.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a truly excellent organization! The person I worked with was SO nice, and the process moved very quickly and efficiently. During the process, I unfortunately had to change veterinarians, which was sad and difficult, but Red Rover handled the change and the new situation with ease, and kindness. I have worked in and volunteered for several non-profits, and Red Rover is the best one I have encountered. They even have awareness and problem prevention programs! Red Rover made a profound difference in our lives - in the life of my cat, Charlotte, and in mine.

2 Evelyn A.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words honestly can not describe my gratefulness. They got back to me the same day and were so helpful and supportive. I could tell how much they cared. My kitty's life was saved because of their kindness and generosity. I am forever grateful.

1 Jess A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We needed money for our little Hime's mid-femoral amputation as she was born conjoined. The vet told us the longer we wait, the worse it would be for her. We filled in an application to Red Rover and they responded immediately with enthusiasm to help. Hime is a huge part of our family and she brings our household and our friends joy. Red Rover stepped in and helped us and now she will be getting the surgery she needs to prolong her life and make it so she doesn't need to keep taking meds to keep her infection at bay. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

2 Jessica_Belue

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover Relief and the person I corresponded with Nancy are just heaven sent miracle workers! My senior cat Belue experienced a spiral femur fracture that resulted in the need to amputate his leg. My carecredit only went so far and so I needed urgent help to get him the necessary surgery. I applied to RedRover with nearly immediate response and was greeted with such a consoling compassionate tone. The process to coordinate with the vet was made easy with Nancy initiating the process for approval to use a grant for payment. I was in such a state of anxiety throughout the waiting period and in the process of coordinating the approval for the grant and preparing for his surgery in every way possible. Nancy was so patient and kind to me and RedRover Relief was able to pay a third of Belue's surgery bill and essentially restored my hope that all will be well. I can't thank this organization enough. Today is just day 1 post operation for Belue but he is making such a strong effort to adapt already. His prognosis is promising and optimistic and with me as his Fur Mama I will do everything I can to ensure his ease of success in adapting and rehabilitating. Thank you, humbly and graciously for saving my boy's life and ending his pain.

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!

1

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!

1

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

1

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 )

3

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!!!

1

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.

1

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 :)

1

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!

1

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.

1

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 ❤

2

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

1

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

1

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

i live in naples, florida and our community was badly hit by hurricane irma last year. i am a volunteer at the collier county domestic animal services shelter. we are a wonderful shelter and help so many animals each and every day! our shelter was so blessed to have volunteers come from red rover to help us after the hurricane - they did all of our wash so we had plenty of clean towels and also helped us clean and organize our back area space, washing all the crates and kennels, etc. they were an absolute godsend! i am now a contributing member of red rover so i can help them continue to provide support and care throughout our communities!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My poor Bugsy, 10 years old had fallen down the stairs, first head over heels then barrel rolled down the remaining stairs, thus incurring a head trauma and collapsed lung. He needed to be put in an oxygen enriched kennel for at least 3 days. I have been out of work for 2 1/2 years waiting on my disability and no money coming in. Laurel at Red Rover was there for us in our time of need for Bugsy and was able to help tremendously with the bill. I will be forever grateful for Red Rovers help.
thank you again
Roberta

1 Guera Nd'Victor S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My puppy Manchas Is extremely sick with parvo virus, I contacted the Red Rover Foundation looking for assistance because at a previous clinic I had been charged 1100 and my dog was still dying. Yesterday morning he was clod, his temp was 94 and he didn't have much longer left so I rushed him to a vet that I had heard good things about. Red Rover contacted me within hours of submitting my application and got him a grant and I couldn't be more thankful. Once my baby Is feeling better if love to show pictures of him. Thank you so much for your assistance

1 Shirley K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover Relied Fund has the most caring individuals working in their organization. Nancy was so sweet and kind. You truly sense they do want to help your family. I would highly recommend you reach out to them. Even if they cannot assist you they will direct you towards vets in your area who can perform treatments at a lower cost. They will also direct you to other organizations that may also be able to assist you. Our Brutus thanks you all so very much.

2 Mariah A. W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maia has been sick for a few weeks now, started out with no eating or drinking. Which I found out she had a fever, started her on antibiotics and pain meds, which didn't change much. A handful of days later I came home to blood on the back of Maia's leg and spots through out my apartment. Took her into the vet for that to find out she had an abscess that burst. So got that cleaned up and brought her home staying on the antibiotics and cleaning the wound every night.

When I got home last night I noticed her abscess had grown in size quite a bit, I immediately starting internet searching on what would need to be done and the cost of it, which I then did two things. I applied for a care credit card and was approved. But I also put in an application to Red Rover Relief, which is a organization that helps covering vet bills when you are struggling to yourself. In the morning I called the vet first thing and they told me to come in to get it looked at. They determined it needed to be cleaned and stitched up.

I was happy to know they could help, but I immediately started to stress about how I was going to pay for such a procedure. I left Maia with the vet and went to work. A few hours into work I get a call telling me Maia's surgery went well and that I should be able to pick her up in the morning. Immediately after I get a call from Red Rover Relief saying they want to help. The amount of stress that left my body from that one phone call is unbelievable, I cannot thank them enough for their help in getting Maia better, and making sure I can keep my best friend and make sure she is healthy.

2 Beth156

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover gave our family emergency funds towards our foster cat's surgery to remove a tumor on his paw. We are filled with awe and gratitude for this organization!

1 Lisa L.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover helped our family help our baby girl when someone let her out of our fence when my fiance was in the hospital getting stitches from an injury. We still are not sure if she was stolen and used as a bait dog and then set out and she found her way home or if she wandered off after the gate was opened and was attacked by something. After being gone for 6 days she showed back up at like 4 in the morning and she smelled like someone had dug her out of a grave because her infection was so bad. She has now been treated and is finally out of bandages and still has to see a specialist but she is recovering from an ordeal that the vet said had she spent one more night out on her own she would not have made it as they were not even sure she would survive her first night being hospitalized.

1 Cassandrah G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization came through for our little family in a huge way. They helped me help my baby Roxton and they will never know exactly how much that means to us

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

hi , im telling honeys story .honey is a 8 year old chihuahua. honey got sick this year a couple of months ago.i myself have been out of work with cancer cells.when honey got sick i had no money and no vets would see her without money.honey was hurting and i didnt know what was going on.i didnt know if she was going to die or what.honey wouldnt get up or eat or drink.honey is my baby and i was going to find help some way.my sister connie told me about redrover.i went on line and put in my application and in 5 mints i got a call.nancy was so sweet and they agreed to help honey.i found a vet in danville nc town and country.honey has breast cancer now,the vet took one off.thats what was the problem.but honey has a couple more too.the vet fixed her and removed a hernia also.honey is doing great now.redrover saved my honey and im greatful for the angels they have.they are here to help our pets.dont never think they wont help,cause they will do everything they can.redrover is a wonderful place and they help alot of pets.we are from eden nc.thank u redrover for helping honey. carol & honey odell.

1

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!

1

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!

2

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!!

1

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.

1

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

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

If i could give 10

1

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!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover, helped me in a time of need, and they were so quick, most grants take forever, and I applied for the grant and within 24 hours, my vet was paid the grant I was awarded! I could not be more thankful for how much they helped me out! The representative was so sweet and understanding and I truly feel that she had her whole heart involved in my situation, which made it more personal and it showed me that she cared! Thank you REDROVER! My furry baby, SKYE, could not say thank you enough!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to give my upmost respect for helping out with Bailey, here's Baileys story... we found him abandoned on a back road running down the road towards our car, we couldn't help but stop. He was covered in ticks and fleas. So Bailey got in our car with us and we took him home and gave him a bath. I reached out to find his owners through shelters and social media and no one claimed him. So he became a part of our family. Well he's been such a blessing and good dog and my little sidekick. Well things turned for the worst, vomiting, diarrhea and bloody stools. I had no idea what it was until I found out some other dogs on our road got parvo and I knew that's was it. I never experienced parvo and knew nothing about it. I heard of it but that's all i knew that it was a very serious virus. We took him to the vet and sure enough parvo and a lot of times I always heard death with it. It made me cry a lot. I thought what can I do. So with the great help of red rover and their donors I was granted some money to help with the vet bills that I would've not been able to afford on my own. I'm so happy to know that my Bailey is going to get the help he needs and as of now is doing great. I cannot thank you all enough for your generation and kindness for reaching out. We cannot thank you enough.
Sincerely
Tonya Kelly

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Stray cat was walking around with a broken leg. My heart is bigger than my pocket book at this time. I took the stray to the vet and prayed I would find the funds to pay for his vet bill. I found RedRover and applied, within a few minutes they called me, amazing! My answer to prayer was REDROVER! They assisted me quickly , kindly and thoroughly. I am so grateful for this program. Stray is healing nicely inside as I search for a home for him.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A neighborhood feline gave birth to four kittens in my garage. We are sterilizing them but one got a prolapsed bowel before we could nueter him Simon. Simon had already gained a place in our home by developing skills in my brain damaged son, that I had yet to see since his injuries began over ten years ago. But my resources are very limited and I could not get Simon his needed medical care. I exhausted all known sources and thought Simon would have to be put down which was horrible to consider as Simon kept his spirits up and zest for life. Thanks to Red Rover Simon got his chance to live and is doing great . Red Rover is truly a genuine and exceptional charity for doing what they claim and saving pets lives. Thank you so much Red Rover for saving Simon. You went beyond just financial aid and got my vet to finance the balance for me when after two previous times of making full payments to them they had refused to do it again with a huge down payment that I just couldn't produce. Red Rover worked with them and got them to lower the down payment and give me low payments for the balance remaining. Without Red Rover and all the help that they did Simon would not be alive and well. Special thanks to Laurel for all her work to save Simon. Sincerely Michelle Ponsen.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to take a moment and thank RedRover and Laurel for such a quick response. My baby, Lady a Pomeranian (pretty face Pom) is what I call her. She was attacked by a pit-bull and severely injured. I spent over $1,600.00 and more cost were to continue, but I wanted my baby to get what she needed, but my money ran out quick. I search on-line and found RedRover and applied to help and that is what I got. They paid for 2 appointments which helped me out. I feel blessed and can't wait to support this organization in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you......

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover thank you for your fast and speedy response to my companion and best friend Niko who is blue nose and brindle pitbull acquired boxer ulcers in each eye, I am on a fixed income and ran out of money for surgery that he so needed. I got online and started searching for financial asst Red Rover was the first I applied for with in 5 minutes I got a response, Laurel was very kind, loving and caring and had lots of empathy for Nikos painful eyes, 200$ was immediately donated then followed by another 50$ to help me get a head a lil for meds. Niko had surgery the next day without surgery he would go blind. Red Rover thank you for your fast and speedy reponse to my cry for help with Niko your kindness was so wonderful and so was laurel who understood my situation and responded to me right away. Niko
is on his way to recovery were still on meds and eyes drops. Big thanks to The community pet hospital who did the surgery and for Red Rover without your financial assistance and fast response we would of been in dier distress and Nikos condition would have worsened as well as the extreme pain. Thank you thank you thank you for helping my baby boy have surgery so fast and now is on his way through recovery your the best Red Rover. Love Dona & Niko

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were so impressed/excited/grateful throughout our first experience applying for a Safe Escape grant from RedRover. Our organization had arranged to provide emergency shelter for a survivor fleeing a violent situation but couldn't accommodate the client's puppy in our facility. We worked with a local veterinarian to find out about boarding and what vaccinations were required, and that's when we reached out to RedRover. Their amazing staff were in touch within an hour and the whole process was completed in 2 hours. Both the client and the puppy were able to rest safely for the night before relocating.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an AMAZINGLY great experience I had with RedRover. They were able to help us when we needed it for our sweet Mia's care.
Please donate to this worthy organization. I will be doing so as soon as we are able .
Thank you so much !

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to take this time to thank Red rover for helping me get the surgery I needed for my cat. They were so helpful and made it so easy to get help from them. I was desperate and they were there! Thank you Redrover!