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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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover is the best! I can’t thank you enough for helping with Tequila. I was broke from my animals & their health issues when I agreed to care for Tequila. See, Tequila’s former owner fell extremely ill & was put in a nursing home & could no longer care for her. I just couldn’t stand the thought of her going to a shelter. After caring for Tequila for a couple of months, are old neighbors came to visit & they just fell in love with her. See Denise & Lisa (the old neighbors) don’t have much money either, but they have lots of love to give & a wonderful home to share. Upon, taking her to the vet, the outcome wasn’t good. Tequila wasn’t spayed and on top of that, she had heart worms. That’s when I decided to reach out to RedRover. If it wasn’t for RedRover, well I don’t know what would have happened. All I know is that Tequila is on her way to a happy & healthy life. Thank you so much! And, one day I hope to repay the favor to RedRover.

2 Se S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Redrover is the Best!!! Thank you so much RedRover for you generosity. My Kitty Puma will be going in for surgery tomorrow thanks to your quick response to our request for finacial assistance. My family and I are overjoyed with happiness knowing Puma will get the surgery she needs for her injury. I can not thank you enough!! We are forever grateful to you all. God bless this organization for all they do for our beloved pets! Sincerely Laura Etuk and family

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover staff was very caring and helpful to my dog Princess. With out the help from RedRover Princess would not have had her surgery. Princess had a large cyst removed off her face and she is getting stronger every day. I would like to thank the staff at Red Rover and the donors.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After finding out that my yorkie, Cash needed to have emergency surgery I was completely devastated. I had no idea how I would be able to afford such a costly procedure in such a short span of time considering a lot of other life circumstances that had all reared their ugly heads at the same time. Cash means everything to me and I knew I had to do SOMETHING. I created a GoFundMe page to no avail, not a single dollar donated. Then, for the sake of trying I did a Google search for pet assistance. I found many organizations that offer veterinary care assistance, I applied to many organizations, too. None compared to the readiness and level of care shown to me by Red Rover. Before I could cause myself anymore stress, Red Rover offered me a solution far beyond my expectations. They were there to help me in my time of desperate need and I and my pet Cash will forever be grateful that our time together will not be cut short. I am truly blessed to have found an organization with such a high level of professionalism, compassion and willingness to provide when we needed it the most.

Bless this organization!

3 Barbara263

Client Served

Rating: 5

My beautiful baby Blaze was recently bit by a copperhead at our home. I rushed her to the vet as she was not responding well. The antivenin alone was astronomical. I was scared I would not be able to afford the treatment that my baby desperately needed. I was pointed to Red Rover. I filled out the grant paper and someone immediately called me. They were friendly and helpful. They helped me get Blaze the life saving treatment she needed. Because of Red Rover Blaze is on the mend, and will make a full recovery. Thanks Red Rover, for everything. All our Love Barb and Blaze

5 Angie82

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Angie my dog AJ was attacked by another dog and needed surgery badly..I emailed RedRover the night it happened and they called me the next morning wanting to help. I was overcome with emotion and couldn't believe they were going to help. They are in my opinion the best Nonprofit ever! They donated enough money to get his operation scheduled and even coordinated with the veterinary hospital to get him set up for surgery. With out RedRover's help AJ would have never been able to be healed and because of my financial situation I was considering having him put to sleep. Thank You RedRover for saving my best friend AJ and because of you his gentile beautiful soul will live on for many years to come!!! Thank You you all are the best!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I could not believe how fast RedRover came to my ten year old, Chihuahua/Pomeranian, named Morgan's rescue. I volunteered to be Morgan's foster with my rescue. After she was surrendered to me I noticed how much anxiety she had from her previous situation. I told my rescue owner Morgan would not do well loosing another home. She said I could keep Morgan but she could not help with any vet bills. I found a certificate for a free exam and found out Morgan never had her teeth brushed or dental care and her teeth were really bad. Small dogs don't have very much bone in their mouth so the infection and disease gets into their blood and causes bone cancer. I have been threw a tough time with my health and have not worked for two years. I am so great full to RedRover for coming to Morgan's rescue and will do I everything I can to help RedRover in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am and will be forever grateful for Red Rover's assistance in making sure that my two dogs, Hachiko and Snow were also in a safe place as I was. The staff at West Ridge Animal Hospital provided Hachiko and Snow with compassion, kindness and love. I appreciate all that they did for my dogs. What s blessing!

I would have been devastated if I had to surrender Hachiko and Snow to the animal shelter. These two are my best friends and companions for a lifetime.

Currently, Hachiko and Snow are in the care of an angel in the form of a
canine boarding kennel owner free of charge for two weeks from 8-9-to 23, 2016. My heart is full of gratitude for this kind wonderful kennel owner.

I am praying that I will find a place who will accept Hachiko and Snow on or before the 23rd of August.

Thank you Red Rover! Thank you Rachel! Photos courtesy of Hachiko and Snow's kennel mom

Snow is 14 years and three months fighting terminal liver cancer, Hachi is about 12 months Golden and Border Collie x

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my 7-year-old child (cat) Milo developed bladder stones I was concerned about how I would be able to afford the surgery he needed to get well. Since he was 6-weeks-old Milo and I have been inseparable, and even though I live alone I jokingly refer to him and the dog as my roommates. Milo is my rock and the best cuddle bunny a girl could ask for. He's been with me through so many ups and downs, and it would devastate me if something bad happened to him.

While researching options for low-cost veterinarians I came across the Red Rover site. Not only did they respond to my application immediately, they kept up communication even when they didn't receive a response due to my phone not working. Laurel was kind and helpful and even gave me a bunch of great information to help keep Milo healthy in the future. They were able to provide the funds necessary to help get Milo the surgery that he needs and I couldn't be more grateful to them.

If there was ever a charity that deserved your donation, this is the one!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Don't hesitate to give big to RedRover. This is NOT an organization with invisible staff who aren't available to talk to you. The staff at RedRover know the pet care industry well and make things truly about what's best for your pet. They were able to help our beloved Papi (Gabriel) get the surgery he needed right on time . I applied as soon as we got our first estimate and we had already spent a significant amount of money. RedRover even helped us find a vet that gave a much more reasonable estimate.

Papi is a beloved family member and it would have been too much for me to lose him just because I'm in job transition, especially when his condition is completely treatable. Our family's also been through a lot in the past few years. We are all grateful for RedRover's help!!

The staff at RedRover are organized and are great stewards of financial resources. If you can only trust one animal advocate non-profit to give to at this time, you can confidently give to RedRover and know they will use the money wisely with a wide reach. Give big and it will impact many lives. Give bigger than last time and the many lives you impact can create a second wave of givers because you're giving to both people and pets.

Whether you're thinking of applying for assistance or thinking of donating, just do it! :)
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." - Prov 11:25

-MD San Antonio, TX

4 Randall W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in a really bad situation in terms of my health, personal finances, and emotional state of mind leading up to Professor's accident. As I sat outside pondering the state of my life (laid off from work, lost my house, broke my foot) I was sitting outside taking a break from some work that I was trying to do.

Nearly half an hour after watching a red jeep pass and hearing it hit something, I heard yowling, and my Professor (my feline friend) limped to me and collapsed at my feet. I hadn't even known that he had gotten outside.

While I examined Professor, he looked into my eyes, meowed, and heaved himself onto his other side to show me his limp paw. I ran inside immediately to get my partners, who is admittedly a bit more experienced at handling animals, especially injured animals.

When we got back, Professor was gone. On a broken foot, I walked the block over and over again for six hours calling out to Professor. THen I gave up hope.

My partner found him 17 hours after he was injured lying beneath our RV. He had a broken pelvis in two places. He required surgery. We had nothing. No money. No way of obtaining money. We thought he was going to be euthanized.

To understand how I felt, I need to explain to you that Professor is basically a service cat. I have multiple sclerosis and severe depression. He has saved me from myself more times than I can count. I work from home, and he is always by my side with affection and distraction when I need it most.

In short, I owed Professor so much more than I could give.

Surgery came to around $700. I contacted everyone, from friends and family to organizations. I heard back from almost nobody. Another organization agreed to cover part of the bill, lowering the cost to $260. We had negative funds in our bank account. We were hopeless. Professor was going to be lost.

Then Red Rover stepped in. Like a guardian angel who knew we were at a crossroads, Red Rover contacted us the day before the scheduled surgery. This was when we were going to have to have him euthanized for failing to pay the funds.

They spoke to the vet and arranged to cover $200 towards the vet bill. The vet allowed my partner and I to pay off the vet after we were able to raise the funds.

I cannot thank Red Rover enough. Professor is going to be okay now. I have never felt such immense gratitude. You not only saved my cat; you saved my best friend and work buddy. You saved one of the most valuable things in my life.

You probably saved me.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was at my wits end trying to pull together money to help my bestfriend (my puppy) who was diagnosed with leptospira I had no more means left to consider and I was going to be forced to withdraw her from in patient at the vet which would have meant death. I found RedRover and applied thinking I wouldn't get the help I needed in time but I was contact the same day and after they spoke to my vet the helped give my puppy enough to stay in patient at least another day. I spoke with Jessica and she was quick and easy very nice and by the end of the day I received confirmation that I was going to get a grant!! RedRover is a LIFE SAVER!!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover is a wonderful non-profit that has the heart to actively follow up opportunities to financially aid those in need. My 6 year old cat, Willow, that I had for 3 1/2 years came down with an illness that resulted in 7 days/nights of hospitalization. After extensive treatment and $10,000 dollars of charges I had drained my savings and was unable to continue paying for what she needed. I had emailed an application to RedRover as well as several other non-profit financial aid organizations and RedRover was the only organization to respond and follow up. They even continued to respond after several rounds of phone tag due to my work schedule. They were able to approve aid for Willow's treatment and it enabled me to keep her in the hospital until her vet approved her for discharge.

Unfortunately, her illness resulted in some medical complications from which she wasn't able to recover. My Willow passed away several days later at home. But the financial aid that RedRover provided allowed her to finish her treatment and make it home for her last few days which was invaluable to both me and her.

RedRover truly is a non-profit that cares deeply for the cause of providing help to those pet owners in need. They stood out from other non-profits by showing compassion and empathy for Willow and I during such an incredibly difficult time. I will forever be thankful for the financial help they provided us with and the last few days of memories that it enabled.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Shiloh ( a 1 yr old Beagle) tested positive for heartworm and Lyme ( as well as a double ear infection ( now on his 2nd one) we rescued him from animal control and took him straight to the vet. Unfortunately tests came back bad and we had already spend lots of money . We then had to pay confirmation tests and x rays for heartworm and begin treatment. It was all over whelming as a mom with 3 kids and disabled. My husband. Works but we needed help . Shiloh has had his 1st shot in the 3 step treatment of heartworm and bills where crazy we needed help ASAP. Red rover was amazing , sweet and super quick and getting back to me: leaving me with little left to pay Shiloh will be going back in about 3 weeks for the rest of his treatment !!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My baby, willow, suddenly needed surgery. I didn't know what to do, I was distraught. I was denied for pet credit, I've never had a credit card before. I didn't know what to do. Some people said that maybe I should just put her down if I couldn't afford it! I was heart broken. I didn't even know that places like red rover existed. They came to our rescue and with their generous donation my baby is now happy and healing after her surgery! Thank you so much

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Client Served

Rating: 5

without the help from Red Rover my dog brownie would not been able to receive the surgery she needed! they were helpful,fast and caring in such an urgent matter! i couldn't be more grateful to them!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Redrover relief is an amazing non-profit organization! When we first heard how much our 8 week old kittens surgery on her broken femur was going to be, we were heartbroken. There was going to be absolutely no way we could afford it. The very suggested looking into done grants online to offset the cost. I searched through different charities for almost an hour. Every other one seemed to be for emergency (life-threatening) very expenses or for chronic illness vet expenses. Then, by the grace of God I came across red rover relief! They help with a pet's urgent care expenses. So I filled out the application that night, and I got a call the next morning saying patches had been approved! I almost cried on the phone and the lady I spoke with was so nice. It is truly amazing what these people are doing to help people like me and I'm so thankful to them and to the people who donate to this organization out of the pure kindness of their hearts.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I needed to go to a domestic violence shelter to get out of an abusive relationship. I hesitated to leave because of my rescue cat, Tiger. I could not imagine leaving her behind. A friend told me about Red Rover and my case manager at the shelter called and Red Rover responded immediately. I was able to place my cat at a boarding facility with Red Rover covering the cost. Red Rover was willing to cover the cost for the entire time I was in the shelter. I was ecstatic and beyond words of gratitude for their help.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover was there for us in a very difficult time in our lives. I am a disabled veteran trying to finish the vocational rehabilitation program. I have recently had to take time off to have surgery. My income is on hold until I return to school in august. This problem was causing us additional stress and this organization came through for us so it makes it possible to concentrate on other problems. God bless the people and donors at RedRover.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank Red Rover for their help with my cat, Nikki. Their response was immediate and their understanding and professionalism is unsurpassed.

Here's Nikki's story. Nikki loved going outside at night. She stayed out for two days and when she returned she had a large cut on her upper inner thigh. I brought her to the vet and initially they thought that the wound would need to be stitched and that there would be follow-up care that could be quite costly. The vet also thought that she might have to be humanely euthanized because of the location of where the wound was. She felt that the wound would never heal properly. Anyway, it turns out that the wound is healing beautifully and she will not even need stitches. The vet said it was like a "miracle."

Anyway, the follow-up visits and antibiotics were all covered by Red Rover. They are truly a God send and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a little help paying to get their animal well. I want to thank Laurel from Red Rover personally for all of her help, understanding, compassion and professionalism.