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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

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Karo G.

Donor

Rating: 5

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Laurel at Red Rover

Dear Laurel,
Here are Duke’s before and after pics from his surgery last week. He is doing SO much better thanks to you and Red Rover. He is now eating well and is not in the constant pain and misery he was in with his ear.

Thank you so much for your compassion and financial help so that Duke could have his surgery. I and my neighbor Katie will be forever grateful that you were able to help pay the vet’s bill as there was no way that Katie could have afforded to have it and would have had to put Duke to sleep. He means the world to her and I believe that you saved two lives with your help. You and Red Rover are amazing! Please keep up the wonderful work that you do for these helpless animals! Duke before surgery, in fact, his growth became as large as a golf ball right before the surgery and he was in terrible pain.

Thank you again and again!

Best regards,
Carole Jensen

2 Geo W.

Donor

Rating: 5

While I have never needed help from Red Rover, we have been donating to help others through this organization for several years. It is one of my "go to first" charities.

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm just glad to be able to donate to this organization,thereby helping deserving pets and their humans.

Donor

Rating: 5

As an animal rights advocate who is passionate about this cause, I can honestly label RedRover as one of the best nonprofits I've encountered. They're doing so much for the treatment of animals and to help people stay with their beloved pets during times of crises--whether it's domestic abuse situations or emergency preparedness--that I really feel they are one of the most important organizations out there. That's why I donate to them on a regular basis, and I try to spread the word for their cause any chance I get!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Red Rover for many years because of all the wonderful services that
they give to needy animals and the people that love them. They first came to my attention when
they came to help rescue animals in a flood situation in Missouri. They not only rescue many
animals but also train volunteers to be ready for the next disaster. They constantly strive to add
more services to more people. I especially like how they provide special grants to people in need.
I feel any donation to them is used both wisely and compassionately. I have even included them
in my will since I want to help animals now and in the future. Donating to Red Rover is so
worthwhile...it makes my heart happy that through them I can help animals all over the country.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I just gave a donation to Red Rover because I have read so much about their accomplishments in animal rescue on the internet. I received an immediate email thank you that contained warm, sincere, enthusiastic thank you(s) and inspiring photos of the animals they have helped. I felt my donation was appreciated. Their web site is terrific and their development department!

One look at Chocolate and reading her story convinced me that good work was being done at Red Rover.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and volunteer with United Animal Nations/Red Rover for many years. As a first responder in disaster situations, I have seen first hand the positive impact Red Rover has in helping people affected by emergencies.

Many people will refuse to leave in a disaster if they don't have a place to safely house their pets. Red Rover helps to save the lives of people by offering a safe shelter for their pets. There is no greater good than to help someone when they have lost almost everything.

To see someone who has lost their home, their car, or their job due to fire or flood, but is crying with joy when being reunited with their pet, is beyond words. I have seen family groups pass on the comfortable beds at a Red Cross shelter to sleep on the floor by their pets kennel at a disaster site. A family is not truly reunited until all members, including pets, are together.

Then, the healing can begin.

Donor

Rating: 5

Someone personally wrote me an e-mail after the first time I gave to this charity. I was very well surprised. I am grateful for the person's appreciation of me and I would also like to volunteer for the organization.

The page is very well organized, also. I like that about the web page.

Even if I was not able to give a great high stupendous amount, as I think of the word "donor" to mean, I still read a personal thank you note of gratitude. I give to numerous charities, and to me her e-mail makes a difference. I will definitely give to this charity another time when I have teh money back to give to animals in charity.

1 Michael172

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organization doing amazing work for those truly in need.

Donor

Rating: 5

Years ago I joined United Animal Nations. I drove past the modest UAN building when I visited in Sacramento, California. I followed them by newsletter and magazine. A few years ago UAN changed its name to RedRover. The good work for animals continued and expanded. These are real people doing human being things for animals, and they're not too big, not aloof. They are always training volunteers who are there in place in a crisis, or who can travel swiftly to the scene where they are needed. I am very proud of having supported this great organization for many years.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to Red Rover because of their steadfast commitment to animals and animal welfare. Their incredible disaster response and animal rescue efforts, their children's literacy project that educates kids about empathy for and understanding of animals, and their lifeline grants that have given so many desperate animals another chance are why I will continue to donate to this 5-star nonprofit.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had been meaning to put together some fliers warning people of the dangers of leaving their pets in a car on hot days, when wouldn't you know it, I received an e-mail from the Care2 organization. The Care2 organization had a link on this very subject, with the link taking me to the RedRover website. I ordered some great fliers and posters from RedRover which were exactly what I had been looking for. I checked out the organization on the www.CharityNavigator.org site, and RedRover has very good ratings as a charity organization. So I decided to donate on the spot. I will continue to watch this charity, and if they continue to be rated as a reputable and effective organization, I will continue making donations to help them with the great work that they do. Thanks for the wonderful and compassionate work that you do RedRover!

Donor

Rating: 5

Red Rover has the best and most effective Humane Education program 4 children.This means they actually change the cruel behavior of kids into kind actions towards animals.Children often abuse cat and dogs,even burning then alive!Red Rover magic for kittens,puppies and adult animals has GOT TO SPREAD!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with Red Rover. I love the fact that they go in when large scale rescues are needed as was the case during Hurricane Irene and the Joplin tornado. Red Rover has done a sensational job of exposing the misery Premarin mares endure on the pee lines and the slaughter of resulting foals so mothers can be bred again and again for this "harmful" and unnecessary drug. The grants provided to needy individuals who are seeking veterinary help for their animals are so heartwarming to read. I can put myself in the place of many of these folks who love their animals dearly and just need a bit of financial help. The "lifeline" grants are a wonderful thing to do.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been donating to RedRover for years ever since Hurricane Katrina. I like the fact that they respond so quickly and how they try to educate people about preparing ahead of time to take care of their animals when there is an unexpected emergency. I also like this new program where they help abused families to have someplace to board their pet when they are forced to go to a shelter.

Susan234567

Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard about RedRover (formerly United Animal Nations) after Katrina. I was drawn to this organization because they use volunteers to go to areas hit with disasters to care for the animals left behind or displaced. I have watched them grow over the years and now with the hurricane on the east coast they are standing by with people to help animals in need. I try to support them as much as I can, even though it's not a huge amount. There aren't huge administrative salaries involved here; but a lot of volunteers.

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Nicole Forsyth 08/28/2011

Thanks Susan! We really appreciate your support!

Donor

Rating: 5

UAN's Emergency Animal Rescue Service is my favorite charity in which to donate. I cannot volunteer at the rescue sites myself, so I feel like I am helping in some real way by sending donations when I can. EARS is a magnificent organization.

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RedRover 06/17/2011

Thanks for your kind words and your support -- we couldn't help animals without generous donations from compassionate animal lovers like you!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the best animal disaster organization there is. With all the natural disasters now a days I am very, very Greatful this organization exists. The donations go straight to helping the animals not to big expensive offices. I donate every time I have extra to give, because I know they'll be there for my kids if I ever need them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

United Animal Nations acts on behalf of the various nations of animals in our midst whose lives have been jeopardized by circumstances beyond their control. They organize, train, and deploy volunteers from around the country in the service of animals in need. UAN efforts an impressive array of programs designed to do everything from save lives outright to educate and enhance understanding of the human-animal bond. It's been said you judge a nation by how they treat their animals. UAN's staff and volunteers do work at standards that exceed greatness - they are a great nation unto themselves!