RedRover (organization)

RedRover is an animal welfare nonprofit that focuses on bringing animals from crisis to care and strengthening the human-animal bond. It was founded (as 'United Animal Nations') in Sacramento, California in 1987.[1][2] It is not affiliated with United Animal Nations (International) based in Switzerland.[3]


Through its volunteer-driven RedRover Responders program (formerly Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS)), RedRover temporarily shelters animals displaced during disasters across the United States and Canada.[citation needed] In 2005, 435 EARS volunteers cared for more than 2,100 animal victims of Hurricane Katrina and later, Hurricane Rita at six locations in three states.[citation needed] In June 2008, RedRover deployed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to care for nearly 900 animals displaced by historic flooding there.[citation needed] In 2015, RedRover Responders were involved in sheltering and nursing back to health of 166 dogs and cats in Adams County, Ohio.[4][5] Volunteers from RedRover together with others from Rescue Rebuild converted rooms in an emergency support housing shelter in Longview, Washington, to make them “pet-friendly” to better meet the needs of survivors with pets, in 2016.[6] In 2019, Red Rover volunteers deployed to El Dorado County for a 7-day rescue effort which saw 300 animals rescued.[7]

RedRover's Relief Program helps pet owners and Good Samaritans obtain urgent veterinary care for animals in life-threatening situations.[8]


The RedRover Responders Program temporarily shelters and cares for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises, such as criminal seizures and hoarding cases, in the United States and Canada.[3][9]

The RedRover Relief Program (formerly LifeLine Grant Program) provides funding to pet owners and Good Samaritans to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations.[3]

RedRover's Readers Program fosters compassion and empathy for animals and empowers people to make choices that improve animal lives.[3]


  1. ^ "red rover formerly united animal nations" at Accessed 15 January 2017
  2. ^ redrover Nonprofit Overview at Accessed 15 January 2017
  3. ^ a b c d About Us: Founded in 1987... RedRover... bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals... Accessed 13 January 2017
  4. ^ Animals taken from Adams Co. are being nursed back to health by RedRover volunteers, Humane Society, at T.J. Parker, 10 December 2015, Accessed 9 March 2017
  5. ^ More Than 160 Animals Rescued from Neglect in Ohio 2015 December 9 Accessed 15 January 2017
  6. ^ Volunteers help Emergency Support Shelter make rooms pet-friendly Madelyn Reese, 12 November 2016, Accessed 9 March 2016
  7. ^ Red Rover Helps With Huge Animal Rescue in El Dorado County 8 May 2019, Accessed 18 February 2020
  8. ^ RedRover Relief Accessed 9 March 2016
  9. ^ Chatham authorities remove more than 150 animals from Pittsboro home 2015 July 15, Accessed 15 January 2017

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