Happy ending stories
Since 1997, we have helped thousands of animals through the RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant program. Meet some of them:
Joe was the smallest of five kittens when Karen rescued the whole litter from an abandoned barn and adopted them into her family. As a single mom working three jobs, Karen is so grateful for the joy the cats bring to her and her son, especially when things get tough.
Each year, the RedRover Relief program helps hundreds of animals by providing financial and emotional support to pet owners when their companions need lifesaving veterinary care.
These animals are living healthy, happy lives thanks to your generous support.
Learn more about the RedRover Relief program
Randall, a RedRover Relief recipient, shares his story
Cat has dedicated her life to rescuing and caring for abused and neglected animals. So when she heard that Sammy, an 87-year-old desert tortoise, needed a new home, she couldn’t turn him away. Although it’s difficult to know exactly what his life has been like throughout his many years, the damage to his shell was clearly an indication of abuse.
When Karen’s service dog Flea became ill and stopped eating, she knew she would do whatever it took to get him the treatment he needed. Flea was always there for her in time of crisis, and now she was determined to do the same for him.
For Rachael, Marty, and their beloved pit bull Riddick, what started as a cross-country trip turned into an amazing journey of survival and reconnection — thanks to your support and the kindness of some empathetic strangers.
In some cases, a special donation is needed to save an animal’s life. This is when we call upon our On-Call Angels.
When Nike, a one-year-old pit bull, swallowed a foreign object and needed urgent surgery to resection his intestines, his family was heartbroken. They didn’t have the funds to pay in full for the procedure, and they couldn’t imagine life without him.
Christian and Amber work part time to put themselves through college and support their three cats, who are cherished members of the family. Their cats are closely bonded and usually spend the days napping together and grooming each other.
Beanie is a beloved indoor cat who had a life-threatening misadventure. After the kitten got caught in a hunter’s snare, support from caring people like you saved her life.
Of the many dangers pets face in violent homes, veterinary neglect is a common yet rarely highlighted reality. Abusers often maintain strict control over the household budget and won't allow their victims to spend money on either routine or emergency veterinary care. As a result, many of the animals we help to board through our Safe Escape grant program are in need of veterinary care.