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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Children & Youth, International, International Relief, Scouting

Mission: RedRover, formerly United Animal Nations (UAN), focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

Target demographics: animals in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: nearly 2,000 animals in crisis. In 2013, we deployed RedRover Responders volunteers to help more than 1,300 animals, including those affected by the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. In 2013, we also helped save the lives of more than 650 animals by awarding financial grants to help Good Samaritans, pet owners, animal rescuers and victims of domestic violence care for animals in life-threatening situations

Geographic areas served: U.S. and Canada

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 helps children explore the bond between people and animals through stories and discussion. Volunteers visit elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, animal shelters and other venues to read to children and lead discussions -- helping children develop critical thinking skills and empathy.

Community Stories

382 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had rescued two beautiful cats from a very bad living environment. One of the cats (Ellie) had something horrible happen to her while she was in heat due to not mating with a male cat. she was diagnosed with a condition called pyrometra, which was life threatening. This happened so sudden and because it was life threatening I began doing everything I could do to help my little girl. I was extremly lucky to have found the redrover organization whom helped Ellie by funding her $200.00 towards her surgery!! They were fast and extremely friendly. There's no words that could explain how thankful I am for the redrover organization. If it wasn't for them I can't say how things would of ended up for Ellie. Now she is alive, healthy and doing very well during the healing process from post surgery. Thank you so much redrover.

Sincerely, chelsie and ellie

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had nowhere to turn. Our puppy was very sick and no vet would take her without a deposit. I reached out to red Rover and heard back within hours. They helped save our Widow. Best friend to 4 amazing kids. We couldn't thank you enough. Widow has a long recovery but thanks to red Rover she is in the hospital.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been disabled for over two years and no money for food or anything. My little dog had a medical emergency and i was stuck with no way to help her. Thanks to the help from Red Rover charity my dog was able to get her surgery. They are truly a blessing. I cannot thank them enough.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little 4 year old kitty girl,Amethyst needs eye surgery to save her sight I was $200 short to pay for the eye surgery Red Rover with their kindness and help donated the $200 for her surgery She is scheduled for April 10, 2017 I pray that everything goes well Thank you Red Rover!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful and appreciated, Red Rover helped my family dog (Juice) who is ill and needs emergency hospital stay , I am a single mom with 2 children , thanks to Red Rover Juice will be getting the hospital treatment needed and come home beck to me and my children. I Thank Red Rover and all the donors!
Thank You all

1 Keri10

Client Served

Rating: 5

My baby boy Toto kept getting UTI. X-ray was taken and he had stones.. I didn't have the funds for his surgery.. with Redrover help, I was able to get his surgery..

Toto had lots of stones in his bladder. They flushed out the tiny ones and removed the bigger ones and sent off to be test..

Since surgery 10 days ago, Toto is back to normal chasing lizards, squirrels and playing with his mommy...

Thank You for all the donations...

1 Chloes_Mom

Client Served

Rating: 5

Chloe is even more than an absolutely amazing dog!!! She is my everything. Since she started living with me last July I am actually enjoying life, which is something I thought I would never be able to do again after losing my only child on November 26, 2014. My Jenna was only 35 years old.

My daughter was everything to me. We were so close so when she died suddenly, my heart was shredded. I was searching for my purpose in life because I thought my daughter was my purpose. So through a lot of time, professional counseling, family, and friends; I believed I have found my purpose, a shared passion of my daughter and I, and that is helping other people and animals.

I started volunteering at local domestic violence organization because I am a domestic violence survivor but my daughter was not. This particular shelter is also in the process of building a pet shelter on location for the domestic violence victims’ pets.

One day a young woman and her eight year old son came in when I was volunteering at a receptionist. They were both very upset and they told me how they were heartbroken because they had just adopted a Chug, (Chihuahua/Pug) named Chloe from their Reverend who is suffering from Cancer. They only had her for a week and a half and they had to return her to the Reverend. They were crying and telling me what a godsend she was and how happy she made them feel. I told them I just happened to just get my letter from my therapist saying I can have an emotional support dog live with me and I had just started looking.

The mother gave me the contact information for the Reverend and I met Chloe the next day. It was instant love. The Reverend kept all her records, gave us her bed, toys, food, etc. He was the nicest man and he was heartbroken to have to find Chloe a new home because he couldn't care for her anymore. She was his watchdog while he went through treatments and he told us how she even saved his life when his heart stopped beating while he was sleeping.

Chloe immediately fit in perfect at my house. She seemed in great health even though she was over eight years old, was a bit overweight, and she had horrible breath but I couldn't have dreamed of a more loving dog. She comes to snuggle with me whenever I am feeling depressed, anxious, or panicked. She calms me down and she makes me laugh. She helps me get out of the house and she gives me unconditional love that I was so needing.

A few weeks ago Chloe and I reunited with the women and her son and the Reverend. Chloe totally remembered them and they all had a great time, especially the little boy. Everyone was smiling and laughing, and there was a little crying as well.

So you can see what an amazing dog Chloe is. She is way more than a dog, there is something very special about her!!! Chloe seems like a loving, caring, and funny person behind those big brown eyes. She has been a lifesaver to me, the woman and her son, and to the Reverend who is fighting Cancer.

I knew that Chloe had really bad breath but I had no idea how bad her teeth were. My Chloe has been diagnosed with Level 4 Dental Disease after I took her to two local vets recently who offered free first visits. Their estimates for cleaning and pulling teeth that can't be saved were from $760 to $1,380.

I then took Chloe to another vet that came highly recommended through a good friend named Lisa. They were so nice and much more affordable. I didn’t have enough money other than her office visit along with fecal and blood tests since I still haven’t been able to work even part-time yet.

I started a GoFundMe and FaceBook account for Chloe. Since I had little time to raise the money, I also did some research online where I found RedRover.org. RedRover helps with vet costs to those in need and also help domestic violence victims escape with their pets. They seemed like a great organization because there is so much need for victims. I personally stayed with my abuser for many years mainly because of my pets and I know others who have done the same. Most domestic violence shelters do not have accommodations for victims’ pets.

RedRover seemed like an organization I would love to be part of in the future when I get back on my feet. Until then I needed their help so I applied immediately. Within minutes of completing the application online and emailing proof of income or lack there of, a kind spoken woman named Laurel called me. She worked diligently with the animal hospital and within just a few short days, she called and said they approved my grant to pay the majority of Chloe’s surgery, which is scheduled tomorrow morning.

I can’t thank or speak highly enough of RedRover.org!!! They have given Chloe and I more quality time together and I am forever in their debt!!!

1 Wendy170

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello! My sweet little fur baby, TWIGGY, became sick a few weeks ago and we were not sure what was wrong. She was unable to keep her food and liquids down, thus becoming weak and lethargic. So, like any parent of a pet, we took her to see the Dr. She had blood work and X-rays to see what might be the problem. Unbeknownst to us she had some foreign object in her stomach causing a blockage. We were then told if we did not get surgery done (ASAP) it would soon lodge itself and cause her to slowly die. This is not what we wanted to hear as she is a big part of our family. We were so upset and concerned on how we were going to go forward with this surgery. Thankfully our Vet told us of places that helped those in need to save their beloved fur babies. We contacted Red Rover and shared our story, they were so quick to respond and to try and help us as best they could. We were so fortunate to get help from Red Rover so we could save our sweet TWIGGY. She has had her surgery and is home recovering very well I might add, she is back to wagging her tail and having that upbeat and outgoing personality! Thank You Red Rover for your help we appreciate your kindness. We can all grow old together and continue to have wonderful, fun and exciting adventures with our sweet TWIGGY GIRL!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My minpin, Victoria, got seriously injured, and needed surgery. I am a 60 ur old disabled female, and provide for a full house of babies... 7 cats and 3 dogs.
I took Victoria to the emergency vet, and was given a 600 estimate. I could not afford it
I took her to Sheridan Vet Clinic, who are amazing and got good and bad news. The surgery there is half of the other estimate, however Victoria needs a second surgery.. A mastectomy.
Thru the grace of Red Rover, I am able to keep my baby healthy. She is scheduled for Monday, the 27th if Feb.
I have a lump in my throat just thinking about the kindness and how much it means.
I am so grateful and appreciative you so much.
Sincerely,
Rebecca Smith

Dreama D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 13 year old Kitty Trouble has stomatitis so bad he can't even eat watered down baby food. I contacted RedRover for assistance helping pay for it....They have been wonderful with a $200. grant and my baby goes tomorrow to the vet. It's so wonderful and it only took a few days. Marvellous group.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When illness hits our four legged kids, it can be horrible. This happened recently to my sweetheart Pomeranian Charlie. I literally could not sleep, eat or function because he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. The money to have him cared for by the vet was so immense. I didn't know where to turn. I came across RedRover and what a blessing this organization has been! I thought, this is a shot in the dark. I filled out the forms online and the next day I received a phone call from them. Laurel was the angel who I spoke with on the phone. She was kind, empathetic and sincerely wanted to help. She(RedRover) worked with my vet and I was given some financial aid in this crisis. Because of this wonderful organization, my little guy got the help he needed. God used Laurel to discern when and how to help us and it is something I will never forget. Thank you RedRover for being a light in a dark time. This is an organization that I will tell many to support because it gives hope to those of us that need it!

missygirl65

Client Served

Rating: 5

Buddy having dental work done tomorrow, he will start to feel better after, thank you RedRover for helping Buddy, thank you very much,, Jeanette

Client Served

Rating: 5

We noticed that our 12 year old cat began urinating all over the house and making weird noises. He's a male; he's not pregnant! What the heck is going on? Did some research and he seemed to have the symptoms described of a UTI. Bought him some o-t-c holistic meds with the hopes of seeing improvements. He's a laid-back, social little guy! But, hiding under the bed and seeing him lay at his water bowl convinced us to take him to Overland Pet Vet then immediately to Access LA. Our cuddly companion was suffering from an enlarged bladder due to stones not being able to release. While Access has great staff and service, the bill can get quite expensive, especially considering this was an "out-of-the-blue" situation. Our baby is very agile and has always displayed health, surprising the vet every time we took him for check-ups. He's an older cat and has so much life. Well, we found out that he needed a PU Surgery or we'd need to euthanize him if you can't pay the fee. We'd already paid $3500 to Access and they wanted another $5000! WHAT?! (Wow...money is more valuable than a life - no matter it is an animal). Really baffled me how people's thought processes are. We took a few deep breaths and silent moments to align ourselves and the answer came! Let's search for people who donate for situations like this. RedRover was amongst one of the many reach-outs. Through another giver, we found Huntington Pet Vet, took our little guy there for the PU Surgery at a much inexpensive price with good care. And, WAH-LAH! Our donations flooded in - RedRover being one of those donations. Thank you, RedRover for your giving hearts. Our guy is back to health with his vital energy being expressed!

1 Sonya Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Red Rover for helping with finances for my Charli Angel and her dental surgery! She is so much happier and now eats everything now that her gums and teeth do not hurt! She's even gained some weight! I've included some pics! The first pic is when she returned home from surgery. She was in pain and still groggy from the medicine. But now she's happy and healthy! And enjoys doing yoga with her mama! Thank you! Red Rover!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, This is Shilo's story. A precious four months old Chihuahua. She was in need for emergency surgeries; fortunately RedReover was able to help to insure she got the care she was required to have in order to stay alive. I requested for financial aid from them and they were polite and understanding. Great Relief Foundation. Response time was quick. Application is simple. Special Thanks to RedRover Relief Urgent Care Foundation.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat and best friend, Greysen, had been missing for several days when I went out before bed to call him one last time. With my hope dwindling that he would ever return home, a very battered and starving Greysen climbed into my arms and was rushed to the local pet ER. After spending the night and going through extensive treatment, Greysen needed major surgery to repair his mouth so that he could eat and drink. His entire lower lip had been torn from his jaw with quite a bit of damage being done. The vet believes he was hit by a car. He underwent three hour surgery and I had no idea how to cover the expenses but would not let my friend down. Red Rover came through and helped save my cat's life. Jessica was so kind, attentive and supportive. She and Red Rover truly went above and beyond. She and Red Rover went out of their way to make sure they could assist with funding and I am ever so grateful to this foundation. No one ever expects to be in a situation that requires money to become a hindrance to help rather than a tool to receive it, but I am glad to know places like Red Rover exist for unfortunate situations such as these. I cannot say enough good things about this foundation but I hope it is around for years to come to help other families and their animal friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing organization! Many years ago I ran my own non-profit and I know about all the work it takes to run a successful animal rescue, lot's and lot's of hard work.
Red Rover really went above and beyond the call of duty to help me, my daughter and her dog Riddick. What really impressed me was it was not just financial help, one of their workers, Laurel, was very supportive emotionally. She was so genuine and really cared about my situation. It was an extremely emotional time for me. My daughter was traveling across country to come home for the first time in 8 years. Taking turns driving, she pulled over to switch driving with her boyfriend, their dog Riddick was in the back seat. Someone looking at their phone instead of the road, plowed into them doing 70 mph! My daughter and her boyfriend were both life-flighted to a hospital in another state and their dog Riddick was kindly and lovingly picked up by a wonderful veterinarian and taken to her clinic. Riddick was shoved from the back seat with such force that he hit the dashboard and dislocated his hip. He had to have the head of his femur surgically removed. Without Red Rover we could not have had this done. And it wasn't over. Next came the almost impossible task of trying to get Riddick from Kansas to me in Oregon. Because of ignorance about his breed we though it was not going to be possible to get him here.
Even much longer story short....Laurel and a kind lady in Colorado made it happen! Riddick and my daughter finally made it home and just in time for Christmas!!! Riddick now lives with me and has healed 100%. He has completely stolen my heart and brings me so much joy!!! I love this handsome boy so much!!! THANK YOU RED ROVER!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a retired vet. tech./rescue person, I ran a non-profit animal rescue for most of my adult life, in fact I started when I was 17yrs. with a degree in animal sciences. Many of those years my rescue was the only help for animals in an entire county.....no animal control, no shelters, just me, my daughter and a small handful of volunteers. The reason I am mentioning this is because I really know what it takes to run a non-profit for animals, the heart and soul, the heartbreaks and joy, and of course endless hours of commitment.
Recently I found myself being the one that needed help. My daughter was in a horrible car accident, she and her fiance were life-flighted to a hospital in another state. Her child (a k-9 named Riddick) was also in the car. His survival is an amazing journey. The short of it is....he was picked up from the scene of the accident by an amazing veterinarian and taken to her clinic. Everyone was shocked he even lived because he was in the back seat which was crushed all the way against the front seats. His hip was dislocated and he was in need of surgery to remove the head of his femur.
This was a very traumatic time for all involved. We were all in different states, and I have agoraphobia, therefor do not travel at all. As my daughter was in the E.R. with a mangled arm headed to surgry, her fiance fighting for his life with traumatic brain injury, she called me in a panicky shock pleading for me to find Riddick.
I seriously do not know how I would have made it through all of that without Laurel from Redrover! She went above and beyond the call of duty, way beyond. She was my support system, she kept me calm and worked in such a positive and realistic manner. Riddick got the help he needed very quickly, and now is home with me and healing wonderfully from his traumatic ordeal. He is an amazing sweat, gentle boy and now is safe thanks to Redrover and Laurel!!! Thank you so much more than words can say!

3 Shade R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An excellent caring staff that goes above and beyond by also providing empathy training along with its animal care resources. I got some precious extra time with my beloved 13-year-old chinchilla, Rainer, an age goal he would not have met without RedRover's caring and helpful staff. I wish them all the best and hope I may contribute back to such a wonderful organization someday.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

From the ease of sending the first note, to the quick reply of the return email, to everything being clearly explained, in my fear of losing my little 12-year-old home-born pet chinchilla due to being deeply immersed in my own medical expenses, RedRover absolutely came to the rescue. Without that assistance there would be an empty cage in my home. Rainer needed dental care, and he got it through the good graces of RedRover. And learning more about the organization, wow, what great work they do! Empathy is a nice thing!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about RedRover and any other organization's that make it possible for victims to become survivors. Having to leave a pet makes it impossible for many people to leave. They have no family or friends who can or will take there pets for them. Perhaps they have no friends or family due to there relationship.
In many lives a person's pet is there only known or trusted companion. They cannot leave a pet who has helped them to survive and not go crazy...
Thanks so much to this organization and all volunteers and workers who are so kind to help. I Know as a survivor how much it means. Possibly the difference between life and death. Thank you all and Gods Speed!

1 Heather276

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank You so much RedRover for making surgery happen for my little Yogi. I have hit a financial hardship in life and thanks to RedRover and a few others I was able to get Yogi the surgery he needed to get out of constant pain. He fell and his leg popped out of the socket and because of finances I wasn't able to get treatment started. So Thank you for being such a blessing in our life and being apart of Yogis pain relief. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!