We work to strengthen the bond between people and animals with a commitment to help, shelter and connect suffering animals with people who care.

With more than 3,000 active volunteers nationwide, RedRover, formerly United Animal Nations brings animals from crisis to care. Founded 25 years ago, RedRover provides services focused on three main areas within the animal welfare movement. We work to strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering and disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

Through RedRover Responders we shelter and care for animals who are displaced by natural disasters or rescued from hoarding cases, puppy mills and other significant abuse and neglect situations. In cases involving neglect, many animals have had no socialization and have never been touched by another human being; during natural disasters, rescued animals are often under extreme stress after being separated from their family. By taking care of and giving extra attention to animals in crisis, our dedicated volunteers bring these innocent victims comfort and hope. Anyone with a love for animals can be a RedRover Responders volunteer and our goal is to train 50 percent more by 2015!

In a time when schools are cutting back on developmental programs, our RedRover Readers provide students with opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills through storytelling and open discussion. Readers are trained volunteers and teachers who help children explore the bond between people and animals and develop the empathy necessary to become compassionate and responsible citizens. Our goal is to reach 30,000 children in the next three years.

Economic hardships can prevent people from caring for the animals they love. When circumstances threaten the bonds between people and their pets, our RedRover Relief grant program is there to help. Our case managers provide emotional support and resources so pet owners and Good Samaritans can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. We also provide Relief Grants for Domestic Violence victims to help them escape abusive homes without having to leave their pets behind. With applications for Relief at an all-time high, we need your help to reach our goal of doubling the budget for this program by 2015 so we can increase the amount and quantity of grants provided.

We encourage people join us as RedRover Reporters and watch for and report situations of abuse and neglect. We offer financial incentives to encourage witnesses of animal cruelty to come forward. We also educate people about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars and what to do if they see a dog in distress. Visit MyDogIsCool.com and learn how you can save a life when temperatures start to rise.

You can make a huge difference in the lives of animals in so many ways. Learn more about our programs by visiting us at www.redrover.org and get involved!

to comment