RedRover Responders

(formerly the Emergency Animal Rescue Service)

Since 1987 RedRover Responders has worked in cooperation with law enforcement, local agencies, and animal organizations to shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises, such as criminal seizures, puppy mills and hoarding cases, in the United States and Canada. If you need sheltering assistance, please call RedRover at 916.429.2457 or email

Request assistance

Animal welfare organizations, law enforcement and communities can request help here.

Become a RedRover Responders volunteer

Help animal victims of disasters and other crises by joining our RedRover Responders team.

Volunteer resources

Valuable tools for RedRover Responders volunteers.

RedRover blog

Read reports from the front lines of our emergency responses, as well as stories from RedRover's other programs.

Disaster preparedness

Find out how to protect your pets if a natural disaster strikes.

Puppy mills and cruelty

RedRover Responders care for animals removed from significant cruelty situations.

Donate now to RedRover Responders 

Your donation to our Emergency Response Fund helps us provide a clean, temporary shelter and lots of loving care and attention for animals rescued from crisis situations.