As a volunteer, I love the fact that they are a wonderfully organized group. So many times I have volunteered for animal groups that are not and it is can be very frustrating.
I took the RedRover Readers certification program at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, MI last weekend, and I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the program. They have an excellent mission and are very well organized to accomplish their goals. If anyone is interested in humane education, or one of the 3 other services they have to offer, please check out RedRover. Karly Noel, the educational manager for the RedReader program, is very personable and knowledgeable. I'm proud to be a part of the RedRover Readers!
I have volunteered for Red Rover over the years as well as contributed $$. I have served as a volunteer for many organizations (& continue to do so) and they (Red Rover) are the best at keeping in touch with volunteers on an ongoing basis! Most organizations I volunteer for TRY to stay in contact but Red Rover is exceptional even when I haven't been an active volunteer. Additionally, they keep volunteers aware of training opportunites to enhance a volunteer's skills.
I have been a volunteer since 2005 and it is by far the most rewarding volunteer work I do (I also volunteer @ the womens prison and with people who have disabilities). Each time I have been deployed - I'm been incredulous at the amount of detail, organization and preparation that is passed on to the volunteer before hand. This is amazing as these are emergency situations - not something that folks get much notice on. The accomandations provided are always good and again, the organization during the deployment is great. Volunteers are appreciated and are able to provide feedback during the deployment in order to make changes or whatever else needs adjusting. What makes the experience so rewarding to me is the number of lives I can impact in a short period of time :). Finally, at the end of a 'deployment' - we are recognized for our work; follow up is completed by UAN. I can't recognize this organization highly enough!
Thanks a million to Redrover for helping my little Dachshund Buba when we couldn't afford to have some rotten teeth removed .Bubba has three canine teeth left. Redrover stepped up with a grant of $150. Thankfully we were able to pay the rest of the bill. Buba has been on a soft dog food and will always be on soft food. Buba is free from pain now. Thank you so much for the help Redrover, hopefully Buba will have many more years to come. Silver Bluff Animal Hospital did a great job also and I appreciate all they've done for Buba.
They are there to help in deseparate situations whetther it be natural disasters or helping fund someone who needs crticial care for their pet. They rock!!!
Red Rover, and in particular, Esperanza, was truly a blessing for me and my family. Our beloved rescued shepherd, Wyatt, was hit by a car. He was severely injured. Since I'm a single mom of three children with chronic illnesses, we have been financially devastated. I was so worried that I wouln't be able to pay for Wyatt's mandatory surgery. Because of Red Rover, I was able to make arrangements and move forward with my dog's medical care. He is now on his way to recovery, and will have a good quality of life. My kids and I are so grateful, and I plan in the future to take a more active role and give back to other animals in need.
In the beginning I would sit & cry while on my computer and donate a little money here and there to different animal charities. I realized I was just making myself sad reading horrific stories about animal curlety. Then I reached out to RedRover. Org and got involved in the Responders and Readers program and now make a difference!! I love RedRover for all that they do to help out.
After I retired from a career of over twenty years. I found myself sitting at my computer trying to help every and any non profit animal rescue organization. I'd sit and cry, tears running down my face. My heart breaking, reading some horrifying stories.Starring into the computer I'd send off five,ten or twenty dollars to try and help.When I came across RedRover a light went off in my head and heart. Here is a group that I could get trained and be of some really needed help. If I didn't have the money, I had the time to help. And RedRover has different areas of experience that I could apply myself. And make a difference,see the difference, and feel that I made a difference! I have been on three rescues as a responder. I have been trained a RedRover Reader as well.
I rescued a little dog to keep it from going to the poind, i took it to the vet because i had fowel breath, and its fur went fron white to brown from the dogs poisonous saliva from the infection from its teeth. The vet told me about Red Rover, they were very fast, i got the dog help immediately, he is more lively and spunky after getting all his rotten teeth pulled thanks to Red Rover, thank you very much!!!
I have been a volunteer with Red Rover for many years. This is such a wonderful organization. Red Rover helps animals and communities in many ways; The reading program for children, help families who can't afford veterinary costs for sick or injured animals, always willing to assist in any disaster, and many other ways. I have been on 4 deployments and was impressed with the organazation and communication skills that Red Rover leaders and staff have.
Thank you for being our 100th review! We appreciate all that you have done as a volunteer and supporter.
I kicked up my own Cool Dog campaign in my town after finding a dog inside a 106 degree car in 2007. The town Animal Control Officer refused to release the dog until the owner returned, 25 minutes later. That made me realize the breadth and depth of ignorance on a problem that is pervasive. My successes I owe much to RedRover for providing educational materials and resources which I learned much from. They also offered needed support and credibility to my efforts. RedRover is providing a REAL and very tangible product that is helping achieve the most important element in changing our culture to realize the value and inherent worth of animal life, and what animals bring to human life - and that animals deserver respect and kindness in their own right.
Thank you for being an inspiration to others with your amazing work to spread the message of the My Dog is Cool Campaign. We appreciate your support and your efforts!
It has been about a year since my initial training with Red Rover. I have been on two deployments; most recently in response to Hurricane Isaac. The people, and animals, there were very glad for our help. I will continue to volunteer with Red Rover. Taking animals from crisis to care.
Thank you for deploying to shelter animals displaced by disaster and rescued from cruelty. We couldn't do it without you!
I became involved after Katrina and even though I have not had much volunteer time in I can say RedRover is an awesome organization. The work they do to bring help to animals in need is great! I am proud to be associated with this group!
Thank you for all you have done as a volunteer. It is appreciated and maybe we can work together again on a future deployment. We appreciate your kind words.
MY NAME IS VINCE L. I HAD A GREAT JOB FOR 18.5 YEARS ,IN 2008 IWAS LAID OFF DO TO CUT BACKS , I HAVE HAD NO LUCK IN FINDING WORK , I DO WHAY I CAN TO MAKE A BUCK FOR BILLS , AT THE TIME MY DOG MAX WAS HAVING A PROBLEM , A TUMOR ON HIS FORHEAD I NEEDED HELP TO HAVE IT REMOVED ,FRIENDS HELPED ME BUT MOST OF ALL BY GOING ON LINE TO RED ROVER , THEY CAME THROUGH AND BLESSED ME WITH A LARGE DONATION TO HELP MY MAX , ILOVE MY BOY MAX SO MUCH , WHEN THINGS GET MUCH BETTER FOR ME I WILL BE HELPING RED ROVER OUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ,THANK YOU RED ROVER YOUR AWSOME, I OWE YOU BIG TIME . THANK YOU MUCH VINCE LADICK AND MAX. THANK YOU .
The dedication of the RedRover team (both staff and volunteers) is absolutely inspirational. From the largest emergency deployments to support for life-saving procedures for individual animals to educational programs, RedRover makes a tremendously positive impact to the lives of animals and humans on a daily basis. I am proud and honoured to be associated with this group and the work they do.
I have volunteered with RedRover since 2007. I have found the office staff to be very knowledgeable and professional, the field staff to be skilled, compassionate and organized, and the mission to be direct, critical and easily communicated and executed. In a world where the celebrated volunteer is the one in the field pulling animals from burned and flooded areas, RedRover is filling an unsung yet critical need of providing emergency sheltering for those rescued animals. Without these sheltering services there would be no rescue. RedRover volunteers are team players and know their value, whether they are preserving evidence in a cruelty case, feeding and cleaning disaster animals or providing comfort for evacuated animals and their humans. This organization is well-managed, smartly-staffed and highly-respected.
I work a lot with Morris Safe House in Lubbock, TX. and can really say that this is one of the best rescue groups in our city!!! Every dog that they take in is fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and treated for everything before they are adopted. I have a "Morris Mutt" and can tell you that he got the best care before I adopted him. Any body that tells me they are looking for a new forever buddy, I tell them they have to see Sallie!!
Red Rover Readers is an outstanding program for children. It should become part of the curriculum for all 50 states! Nicole and Karly teach the program with enthusiasm and dedication. Their haard work should be rewarded as they continue to expand and touch the lives of so many children. Cheryl Ceko, Humane Society Calumet Area, Munster, IN.
Red Rover is fabulous. Lifeline grants for people with pets in need of medical who can't afford it, supporting women and their pets who are trying to get out of domestic abuse situations, providing on site emergency sheltering for animals in crisis in natural disasters, hoarding cases, puppy mill seizures, helping communities become educated on disaster preparedness plans including their pets, the My Dog Is Cool Campaign to educate the public on the dangers to pets left in hot cars, Red Rover Reader Volunteers who are educating our children about responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals, promoting animal adoption, and last but certainly not least, the Red Rover Reporters campaign which encourages people to report situations of abuse and neglect and offers financial incentives to encourage witnesses of animal cruelty to come forward. What is NOT to love about this organization and its volunteers? I have been on one depolyment for Red Rover, and I am truly amazed at the way everyone in the organization mobilizes and comes together to provide care for these animals in crisis.
After being draggged kicking and screaming saying 'oh I just cant handle seeing animals abused' to a RedRover orientation several years ago, I learned I could handle 'it' and have deployoed several times since then on cruelty seizures. I encourage any animal lovers out there to stop sitting around crying watching programs on Animal Planet and get involved to make a positive impact on the lives of the animals dealt a bad hand by humans. Trust me= the feeling knowing you have been a part of caring for little victims of greed is a much better feeling than being helpless to do anything for the animals you see on TV!!!!
The entire EARS organization is a SUPER group to work with. They maintain 'organized chaios' in emotional, unexpected situations that arise in animal cruelty seizures. I am truly blessed to have attended their workshop in Waco TX in JUNE 2009 and become a part of a super organization..
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, I wanted to help the animals that were left behind and stranded with no food, sitting on the roofs of houses. I couldn't go to help out at that time, but I knew that I wanted to help animals who couldn't help themselves. I looked online to find out how I could help animals and I found United Animal Nations, now RedRover. The first training that I was able to attend close enough to home was In June of 2010. I have been on 2 deployments of puppy mills rescues. Helping these animals has opened my eyes to the neglect that these poor dogs go through living in terrible conditions and having no social contact with people. Seeing a dog that comes out of it's shell and warms up to you after what it has been through is something that I can't even explain. These dogs learn to trust again. Some of these dogs have never stepped foot on grass. Just knowing that they have a second chance at a loving and caring home and knowing that they will no longer have to live in crates with wires under their feet 24/7, warms my heart. I am so proud to be a RedRover Responder and if there are people out there have a love for animals and want to help, I would recommend becoming a RedRover Responder. It has truly changed my life. Thank you to a wonderful organization that helps bring animals out of crisis!