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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of organization is RedRover?
RedRover is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. All of our programs are designed to bring animals from crisis to care and strengthen the bond between people and animals.

When did RedRover change its name?
United Animal Nations became RedRover on June 11, 2011. We changed our name to better reflect our work. Red was an already important and active color in our organization, representing strength, determination and passion. The name RedRover captures the energy, dedication and tireless work of our organization, volunteers, supporters and donors.

How many paid employees does RedRover have? Volunteers?
RedRover has 17 paid employees and more than 3,000 volunteers in the United States and Canada.

Do you have chapters?
No. Our office is in Sacramento, California, and our programs operate nationally. Some of our programs are also available in Canada.

A RedRover Relief grant helped save Sparky's lifeAre you affiliated with another organization? How are you governed?
A board of directors elected by our membership oversees RedRover. Board members are volunteers and are forbidden by our bylaws from benefiting financially from RedRover.

No, we are not affiliated with another organization. RedRover is completely independent, although we often collaborate with other organizations on specific projects.

Can you pay for my animal's veterinary bills?
Our RedRover Relief program offers one-time grants to low- or no-income families, rescuers, and Good Samaritans facing emergency veterinary crises. Please review the established guidelines to see if your situation qualifies.

How do I become a RedRover Responders volunteer?
By completing the training program, including attending a RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop. You can take our free volunteer orientation now.

RedRover shelters animals displaced by disasters through the RedRover Responders program.How do I access the RedRover Readers curriculum?
Educators are encouraged to take the RedRover Readers training.

Do you have a permanent shelter? Does RedRover do individual animal rescues?
No. We only shelter animals temporarily during natural disasters and other crises. If you witness abuse or encounter an animal in trouble, call your local animal control agency.

No. We operate temporary, emergency animal shelters during and after disasters through our RedRover Responders program. If you need to find a place for an animal in Sacramento, please see Sacramento animal resources.

What can I do to help animals in my community?
Sign up to receive RedRover’s email updates. RedRover's emails are full of ways you can take action to help animals. Also visit our volunteering page to see ways that you can apply RedRover's programs to help your community now.

Where does RedRover get money to help the animals?
RedRover is funded entirely by private donations from individuals and foundations. We receive no government funding. Read our financial information for more details.

How do I know RedRover spends donations wisely?
RedRover is committed to using donor contributions effectively and as they were intended. Read our financial information for more details.

What is RedRover's mission?
The mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. RedRover accomplishes its mission by engaging volunteers and supporters, collaborating with others and maximizing the use of online technology.

What is RedRover's tax ID number?
RedRover's tax ID number is 68-0124097.