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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

A week ago my best friend (bedlington terrier) dislocated his hip. My family and I were distraught when we found out it would cost so much to have the procedure he needed. I am so grateful for Red Rover without them he would not have walked again! The entire process was very fast and smooth-Laurel was so thorough and I could really tell she truly cared for my Puffs well being.





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Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover saved my cat's life. I am thankful each and every day that I get to spend with my kitty! We could not have done it without them. Thank you for believing in him when no one else did. He made it.

1 J R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My baby suffered a urinary blockage and I found myself in a seriously difficult situation with a seriously high but necessary vet bill to save his life, I contacted RedRover and within 24 hours Laurel at RedRover was able to help me help my baby get better. My boy saved my life in the past and now it was my turn to save his. Their assistance was super fast and they provided me with more information on ways to work with the medical condition my boy was dealing with. I will soon make sure to pay the help forward as I saw the serious need of organizations such as RedRover.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I received Chloe in November 2014 as a rescue from a backyard breeder and initially did not want to keep her, because she is a Pit Bull. I never had a Pit Bull and only heard negative stories. I said I would keep her for one week until they could find a loving home for her. After 2 - 3 days I completely fell in love with her. If she could talk she would have said, "please Love me". In December 2014 she came into heat and had brownish thick discharge coming out of her. I took Chloe to the Vet and they diagnosed her with Pyometra. They could not do surgery then due to severe infection. They put her on antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain meds and need to do surgery when the infection was gone. The surgery would cost between $1900 and $2400. I personally have been battling health issues the last 3 years myself and was hospitalized in January and March 2015. Chloe started to show signs of being ill, lethargy, drinking excess water, walking very, very slowly up stairs. I called the Vet and they said, previously her cervix was open and the puss discharged from her uterus and now she doesn't have a discharge her cervix is probably closed and surgery would have to be done immediately. I called other Vets to see if I could get the surgery done for less and found Banfield Pet Hospital would do it for around $1600. Still I did not have $1600 not working for the last 3 years. Banfield has a Hope Trust Fund to help disabled and low income people, but I would still have to cover about $600. $600 I did not have. I searched the internet for organizations that help fund emergency surgeries for pets of low income families. I applied to 9 different organizations from Thursday thru Sunday. The only response I received was from Laurel at RedRover on Friday. Through much work on the part of the vet and my faxing additional documents to RedRover they came through with additional funding and Chloe had her surgery Monday at 1:00 p.m. The surgery took about 2 hours and when the Vet called me around 3:00 and said Chloe came through the surgery great. The Vet did say if we would have waited, Chloe would have never survived. She was the worst case of closed cervix Pyometra they ever seen. Chloe's uterus was so inflamed and filled with puss that she was afraid her uterus would rupture removing it. A normal uterus weights a few ounces and Chloe's was 5.25 pounds. The Vet could not believe it never ruptured. It is one week later and Chloe is doing great. You would never know she close to death one week ago. I can't thank Laurel at RedRover enough for working with us to help Chloe get her surgery. Chloe is such a wonderful pet, she is scheduled to start Therapy and Service classes in September to be a Service dog and a therapy dog to help others as she has helped me. Again, I can't thank Laurel and RedRover enough. You helped save my Chloe.

1 Wyndi P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only did RedRover help us meet our financial goal to save our family dog, but every communication with them has been personal, heartfelt, and helpful. I'm humbled at the generosity. Thank you!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My Chihuahua, Princess loves everyone and brings a smile to everyone she meets! She loves to chase after her stuffed, red crab! She is so sweet and playful; however, due to her teeth becoming infected, and my inability to pay to have oral surgery for her-she became lethargic and was not the same, but was still kind even though she was suffering. Princess is not just a dog, she is a part of our family. I am so grateful for the generosity of Red Rover and its donors-now I will not have to suffer a heartbreak. Today, Princess will receive the surgery she so desperately needs thanks to Red Rover! Red Rover donors really help people. Thanks to Red Rover, our small family will remain 'in tact' and we will be able to enjoy Princess for many years to come!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Chihuahua, Princess loves everyone and brings a smile to everyone she meets! Shes loves to chase after her stuffed, red crab! She is so sweet and playful; however, due to her teeth becoming infected, and my inability to pay to have oral surgery for her-she became lethargic and was not the same, but was still kind even though she was suffering. Princess is not just a dog, she is a part of our family. I am so grateful for the generosity of Red Rover and its donors-now I will not have to suffer a heartbreak. Today, Princess will receive the surgery she so desperately needs thanks to Red Rover! Red Rover donors really help people. Thanks to Red Rover, our small family will remain 'in tact' and we will be able to enjoy Princess for many years to come!

Yeskeya

Client Served

Rating: 5

My kitten Mitzi had a spay operation at a clinic where she got a life threatening infection and had to be hospitalized at my Vet's office. Such a large bill was quite a surprise and I had no idea how to pay it. Along with other fundraising options, I reached out to Red Rover for help. Like a safety net they were there! What a relief to get help when I was so desperate. So easy to work with, Laurel was wonderful! I felt at ease and not judged. Thank you so much for your help and I'm sure Mitzi would say thank you if she could.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found out my cat had an overactive thyroid and the treatment is very expensive. I knew I couldn't afford it on my own, but I needed to get my cat the help that she needed so I looked into charities that help people in my situation. Thankfully, I came across RedRover Relief. The woman I worked with was so amazing, so helpful and so sweet, it felt like she really cared. The whole process was incredibly easy and fast. I am happy to say that last week my cat went in for her treatment and she is back home recuperating. I wouldn't have been able to do it so quickly and easily without their help. My cat and I are forever grateful

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family adopted a dog from our local animal shelter shortly after loosing a pet to a medical issue. Copper came home and seemed happy and healthy at first. After a few days he began to act off and then began vomiting and refusing to eat. We located a vet that was open on Sunday and took him in. The vet tested him and told us he had Parvo. Treatment was needed immediately. Nearly $1500 was the estimate to bring him through the treatment. We managed to raise enough funds to get the first day of treatment started but were still a few hundred short of enough of a deposit that the vet would let us make payments on the remainder. Redrover was able to contact us and the vet and arrange to help out with the bill in just one day. Their efforts were enough to ensure that we could finance the remainder and continue to raise funds while Copper got everything he needed to fight the Parvo. Cannot say enough about this group. Without their help Copper would have been put down and my kids gone through the pain of loosing another pet.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat Muse was in a life threatening situation with a UTI. I had exhausted all available funds and had no way to pay for the immediate necessary vet care and hospitalization. The vet put me in contact with Red Rover and Laurel with RedRover approved a grant that provided enough of the funds necessary to make it possible for my critically ill fellow to get through this crisis. There are no words to express my gratitude... I would spend my last penny to save the life of my pets but this time it was not enough and RedRover made the difference in saving his life. Thank you!! I will support you financially when it is possible for me to do so.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red rover has saved rmy baby's life. My little Chihuahua was attacked by a German shepherd and because my husband just passed away i had no money to help my baby. He needed minor surgery and staples and they were able to help with the veterinarian bill. I couldn't believe it now soon my baby jasper will be better i owe you red rover my husband gave me jasper 8 years ago for many birthday and i would be lost without him thank you again..
Tracy gray

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Jasper needed emergency surgery and I had no way of paying for it. I found RedRover online and they were fast, friendly and helpful. If it wasn't for them I don't know what I would've done, they're amazing. They've shown me that there are good people in this world.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a victim advocate for a domestic/sexual violence emergency shelter. One of the victims served, was able to keep her pup in a safe place while she found safe housing for herself and her children. Many thanks to RedRover for make this possible.

-Kyli

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Last Friday my beautiful angel, Romeo an 8 year old peek-a-poo had problems eating and was not him self. I began looking in his mouth and found four loose little teeth. After a rough night of pain and discomfort we were able to rush Romeo into the veterinary hospital to find out a diagnosis. We were told Romeo had Stage 4 periodontal disease with exposed bone. He had a terrible infection and required surgery. I was so scared and did not know how we were going to afford this emergency. I began searching google and found RedRover. I completed their on-line application, I was contacted immediately by Rachael who requested some documents. Rachael blessed Romeo with the emergency surgery he needed today, Wednesday, March 18, 2014. I am in tears (happy tears) writing this review because I know my beautiful boy will be healthy and happy again. Redrover provided me a with a huge blessing by helping pay for Romeo's surgery. I will pay this forward every chance I get to make sure I am part of this amazing organization helping other animals and their pet parents. Thank you Redrover for saving my Romeo.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

02/15/15 we got some bad news from our vet, Rocky, our dog was going to die if he did not have surgery asap. This happened over night. He was diagnosed with severe necrosis around his private area, deep edema absess with tissue. Major blood infection damage to urinary tract. My heart dropped to the floor. What am I going to do when I have no money, I came home & prayed & turned to the internet where I searched out foundations. Many of them did not want to help and many could not help. I came across Red Rover & submitted my story, they called me within a couple of days, I have began to lose hope. Laurel called me and gave me hope again. They are going to help our best friend, companion out for his surgery. He will be going in morning & start getting better. If it was not for Red Rover, Rocky would die. I am so gracious to all of their help & support. I would recommend them all the time. After we get through with this, we will definetly donate money to this foundation once a month so we can help Red Rover help other people like us. We would not have been able to go through with this if it was not for Red Rover.

3 Lauren97

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Rover helped me with a donation for my cat Kitty, I can't thank them enough they far exceeded my expectations and did it in such a timely matter. They are the best. -Lauren S.

3 Connie56

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi,
My name is Connie. I have a wonderful great dane named Jack that is not only my best friend but my service dog. He became very ill a week before Thanksgiving. I'm on disability so finances are very tight especially near the end of the month.i got him to the vet and found that he needed a specialized and very expensive antibiotics to treat his infection. At $9.75 a pill, and he needed 4 a day for 10 days, I was terrified that I was going to lose him. I contacted Red Rover and by the next day he was treated. I can never thank Red Rover for stepping in and helping me save his life. I will be eternally grateful .

4 Cali...

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, my name is Jan and I welcome the opportunity to sing the praises of the RedRover Organization. I became aware of RedRover when our teacup Yorkie, Cali, was stricken with Pyometra; a serious, life threatening infection that needed to be treated quickly and aggressively with immediate surgery. Needless to say, we wanted to help our dear Cali without delay; however, due to a life event that depleted our entire savings, we were unable to pay the entire of cost of Cali’s expensive surgery. After submitting an application and required documentation to RedRover, I was contacted by Representative Laurel within hours. Both Laurel and the RedRover Organization were simply AWESOME! Their care and concern for our dear Cali was quite heartwarming as they quickly and willingly became an integral part in our crusade to help Cali. It is so comforting to know that programs such as RedRover are available to assist with quick response to requests for emergency pet care and rescue in a time of need and financial hardship. Thank you so very much for all of your help! We shall sing the praises of the RedRover Organization and its services forever.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

RedRover was able to help me and my cat during our time of need. My little Beast was very ill and needed immediate medical attention, and I didn't have enough funds to cover his full treatment. Thanks to RedRover, he was able to get the treatment he needed to save his life. Thank you, RedRover, from both of us.
RedRover is very kind and understanding, and they are willing to work with you and your vet to find a solution to get your pet the best possible care. Great organization, and I hope to personally donate when I'm in a better financial situation.