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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

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

How wonderful you are to help the animals, their masters. xoxoxoxo

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shamrock, our 11 year old Spring Spaniel and just the sweetest baby, was originally rescued from Hurricane Katrina with her sister, Clover. After waiting 18 months to see if their family would be found , I was finally able to adopt them. I took extra care with their health as Shamrock always had something: stomach issues, cherry eye, small benign tumors. But even being diligent and getting regular health check-ups didn't prevent Clover from dying in 2015 from liver cancer. So I now have Shamrock tested every few months, but even all that couldn't have prepared me for her bleeding from the mouth. An emergency vet visit resulted in her needing surgery to remove a lump the size of a tootsie roll pop from the back of her tongue. Problem was she was diagnosed on Saturday and operated on first thing Monday morning, so most places that might have helped said no because the surgery had already happened. But not Rachel at RedRover! She understood my predicament and immediately came to my aid for Shamrock. As we await the biopsy reports I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to RedRover that Shamrock's care is not totally dictated by finances, which mine are so limited now due to Social Security which barely covers regular expenses. After the surgery Shamrock needed to be kept 2 nights to watch for excessive bleeding. Thanks to RedRover we didn't think about leaving her and the added expenses! Red Rover may have may for shamrock , a real lifesaver!

Shawna L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our furbaby April Joy was on the brink of death and in desperate need of surgury to remove a foreign object removed from her stomach. We are so thankful to RedRover for granting us with a part of the money we desperately needed in order to save her life. My girl is up running around playing and talking again. Yes April talks when spoken to. its hillarious. i wouldnt trade her for the world. Thank you RedRover.

1 thurley01

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi. My name is Teresa Hurley, and I am the proud owner of Cowboy (dog). He's such a wonderful part of our family, especially since our children are grown. We call Cowboy our son. About 5 years ago, a cow kicked Cowboy's left front leg, severed a nerve, and paralized the leg. There have been no problems until August, 2016, when he got a serious wound on the leg. Antibiotic treatment has been unsuccessful, deteriorating tissue & gangrene set in. The leg must be amputated to save Cowboy's life. Because of the expensive surgery, I immediately applied with RedRover.org for assistance. With the help of Laurel at redrover, the application was accepted and redrover has approved a generous donation to Cowboy's surgery. This donation has taken a large burden from the the cost of the surgery. RedRover.org is a great organization and I hope to be able to give back to them some day.

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.

Previous Stories
1

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!

1 Rachael18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They were quick and easy, and came through just in time to save my pet's life, who needed an emergency procedure I couldn't afford.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

RedRover gave me hope that there are still good people out there in the world. They helped me with more than 50% of my ferret's surgery. He (Grizzly) is scheduled to have his life saving surgery next week and it's all thanks to these GREAT PEOPLE who care for GREAT PETS! I plan on donating back once I get my feet back on the ground to help replenish the fund. Me and Grizzly are forever grateful and we will never forget what RedRover did for us! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OUR OUR HEARTS! =) We LOVE you guys!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They helped me save my little man's life, they not only donated but genuinely cared for my kitten. They are amazing people who not only care but are willing to help ! It doesn't get better than that ! It's nice to know that when you donate to places they actually use the money for Good reasons !

Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became familiar with Redrover with THE STANDS APP ON CHROME. I emailed them and was emailing back and fourth with a nice gentleman there, he asked me for suggestions to add to the app which I gave him many, I support THE HUMANE SOCIETY through just surfing, signing petitions email, browsing on my lap top, it's safe, FREE and awesome way to give back Thanks Redrover!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

See Terminator's story. The review was supposed to be 5 stars!!! Red Rover Far Exceeds Expectations!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a rescuer, a foster mom & I have a farm of my own. I took in a wandering male German Shepherd in the hopes of finding his people. One morning I let him out onto my fenced property for exercise & bathroom duties and when I went to check on him, he was bleeding from his eye. I do not know what happened but I assume the injury was from the neighbor's dog who has been known to come through or under my fence. I quickly took him to my vet where he had to have an eye enucleation. I spend a lot of our own money on rescues, fosters & TNR for feral cats but since I am unemployed & my husband was recently laid off from his job; I contacted Red Rover to ask for assistance. Laurel contacted me almost immediately & walked me through the process of what they needed to help with "Terminator's" surgery. She was kind, compassionate & listened to my nervous & heartbroken ramblings. She has been helpful with advice & reassuring me with every phone call & email. Laurel & Red Rover were a Godsend since we are currently living on savings only. Red Rover has allowed me to continue my "work" as a rescuer even though money is tight right now. Terminator came through his surgery fine and seems to be adapting to only having one eye. If he is not claimed by his owner or adopted. He will be neutered and have a loving forever home with us on the farm. Thank you Laurel & Red Rover! God Bless You!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for RedRover for quickly helping me to get the funds available to treat my service dog who is currently suffering from Heartworms. Went to get her on heartworm prevention only to find she already had heartworms, being laid off this time of year is extremely difficult being a single mother to a toddler and 2 dogs, I am forever grateful and thankful for these people. So kind and easy to talk to!

Jeanie R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We contacted Red Rover while trying to help a beagle dog who had taken shelter on our front porch. He had a combination of health issues. Heartworm positive. Teeth that needed either pulled or desperately cleaned. He was neutered and he was covered in ticks. Red Rover came to "Dooper's" rescue. Within a very short time after submitting our application, Dooper was approved for a grant for medical costs. Dooper has finally completed all stages of treatment and has settled in well with our family. Thank you Red Rover for helping to save a life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an elementary school teacher who recently received the Red Rover Literacy training. It was such a valuable experience! I have attended many trainings in my district in the past 3 years, and this was by far the most informative, interesting, and useful. The information about social and emotional learning, as well as the discussion strategies to encourage critical thinking can easily be applied to many areas of the curriculum. I appreciated being given highly engaging lessons that I can use right away. "Humane Literacy" is a fabulous way to promote empathy, critical thinking, and language skills in the classroom. I highly recommend this program to anyone who teaches children!

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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)!

1 Jamie78

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ty RedRover. Fast response helped save my dog. She ended up with puss in her uterus that leaked into her abdomen. Without your help she would of died rather soon. I couldn't be more greatful for all the help to save my beautiful little girl.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Red Rover recently allowed one our Domestic Violence Shelter clients to leave her abusive home with her 2 dogs. They were boarded and well loved as she began her recovery process. Red Rover has helped our clients in the past and we are extremely grateful to them. Esperanza is amazing! Thank you, Red Rover!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Abie is my rescue dog my daughter got for me, cause she figured I needed a puppy because I have a 18 year old Maltese and she may not be around long. My daughter lived in NM I live in TX. She kept Abie for two months before I got her (had her spayed and shots done) When I first saw her there was not that connection I hoped for and was worried. Abie had and still has issues (but improving). I believe she had been abused. It was a struggle but I soon feel deeply in love with this little girl (quirks and all). I've never had a dog that was this affectionate and loving (she's loves to lick you and loves to snuggle).
Abie for awhile yipped at times when I seemed to pick her up wrong (just thought she was sensitive). Then she had what I thought to be a UTI. Constant squatting and blood spots. Took her to Emerg Vet because it was New Years Day! (My Vet was closed). Test came back UTI but Vet said she thought to be a possible stone and x-ray would confirm. I didn't have money to pay so left with UTI Meds only and told if not better in 48 hours its the stone. Yep, I was back at Vets doing the x-ray! It was a HUGE stone that needed to come out by Surgery. (This is why she yipped when I picked her up-the stone in bladder was hurting her) Well found out about Red Rover and they responded the next day (and Laurel was a sweetheart) They were able to help and Abie had her Surgery two days later. Thank You Red Rover for helping with My Abie :-) and to all those who donate! Abie is home tonight a happy girl ready for snuggle time.

1 Kathy128

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My Cocker Spaniel Rusty needed to have a total ear canal ablation due to chronic ear infection that were not responding to other treatments anymore, I was unemployed and unable to afford the surgery but he was in pain and I decided to apply for help with RedRover , they immediately answered my call for help and got in contact with my vet , a day later I got a call from them telling me that they were going to help, thanks to them and people who donate my dog was able to have the surgery today October 3rd , I am very grateful for the help I received from them and will also donate in the future