My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for RedRover, Sacramento, CA, USA
My little rescue dog Sunshine was extremely ill and plagued with 5 bladder stones which were particularly large blocking most of her urinary tract. She also had a severe bladder infection.
She shivered and moaned with pain and was in urgent need of antibiotics and required open bladder surgery.
I was heartbroken to see her in such pain. She means the world to me. She is a very bright spirit deserving of her name Sunshine.
She's been my companion helping me through many difficult times, recovering from multiple cancers, surgeries, and radiation treatments. Sunshine is always by my side sharing her unconditional love and devotion.
My only income was Social Security and I have very little to go around so I borrowed whatever money as possible to take her to an all-night emergency-care-center. That was when I learned she required much more treatment and surgery.
With what little money I had at the time I was only able to start antibiotic treatments.
Being devasted and feeling so much of a failure to my devoted Sunshine, a kind member of the emergency center's staff provided me with a list of organizations who may have funds available or grants to help people like me who have fallen through the cracks. That small piece of paper became my hope. Little did I know that this piece of paper was Sunshines lifeline for her survival.
I started to follow the information as carefully as possible. I contacted the Red Rover Organization and actually was able to talk to loving and caring individuals who made me feel as if I was someone special, someone, they cared about. I wasn't made to feel like just another poor person asking for a handout.
Red Rover is an extremely well-organized, Non-For-Profit organization. Their staff is kind, thoughtful and very well trained. They asked me to tell my story about little Sunshine and why she should be given this chance for a financial gift towards her surgery. They also wanted to see pictures of my little girl. They really cared about her and they wanted to be part of her story. I was feeling so blessed to have them in my life if for nothing else but for their support and comfort.
After I completed a very thorough application process, Red Rover process my request with great diligence. I was very impressed with their research fact-checking my information making sure we were who we said we were. They checked with the emergency center and also with the surgeon who was standing -by and prepared to do everything possible to save Sunshine's life.
Within a few days, I was approved for a handsome gift as part of the funding for the surgery as long as I continued to find other financial resources.
If it wasn't for their help little Sunshine would not have had her surgery and this very special loving dog would not be in my arms as I write this letter to you.
I had a hole in my heart and thank God to all the people who devote their time to organizations such as Red Rover who open their hearts to people like me.
Sunshines's operation was a success and she's running and playing again. She's still healing and I'm the happiest lady alive thanks to Red Rover. They made Sunshine and I feel very special.
To anyone reading this letter please support this organization and please do everything you can to spread the word so they can continue to help people like me and man's best friends like Sunshine. They can only do this as long as they have generous financial resources from caring people who can donate their time and money to help the needy and so they may continue saving lives of our loving & homeless pets.