Happy ending stories
Since 1997, we have helped thousands of animals through RedRover Relief, formerly the LifeLine grant program. Meet some of them:
Christina is a domestic violence survivor. She suffered abuse in her home at the hands of her partner, fearing for her own life and the life of her five-year-old son, Damien.
When Christina made the difficult decision to escape her abuser, she knew she would need support to get her whole family out safely.
Because of your support, we were able to help Reiki, a seven-year-old golden retriever service dog who needed lifesaving surgery to survive.
When a stray black-and-white Shih Tzu mix wandered up to Belinda in a vacant lot, she had no idea how lucky her life had become. The little dog (now named Mystique) was covered in mats and debris that made it painful for her to walk and move.
When Julia went to the gym one day and left her dog, Koal, at home, she never imagined that he could be in any danger. Koal, a 12-year-old pit bull, was a very special dog who helped educate people on ending breed discrimination.
A military family from Georgia wrote to RedRover recently and needed our help. Their little three-year-old Shih Tzu, Ginger, had a massive bladder stone and the family couldn’t afford to pay for her surgery. “We are a military family and recently lost our home,” Elizabeth, mother of three, told us. “We are in the process of getting back on our feet but cannot afford an expensive surgery for Ginger.”
After learning from a co-worker that a puppy in her neighborhood was being abused and neglected, Jordan, a long-time animal lover, stepped up and offered to rescue the three-month-old Labrador mix puppy. She named her Raven, and knowing she needed medical attention, Jordan immediately took little Raven to a veterinarian for a check-up.
Remember Gargamel, the American Bulldog who needed our help?
Look at him now! Thanks to your support, Gargamel got the help he needed to recover and become a happy, healthy boy.
Read Gargamel's full story
Kimberly always knew that Oreo had a sweet tooth, and not just for sugary cookies. To Kimberly’s dismay, Oreo was the kind of cat who would occasionally get himself into trouble eating random bits of anything, including rubber bands, elastic ties and even tape.
Sarge is a service dog who provides emotional and physical support to Joshua, a disabled veteran who served in Afghanistan. When an accident left Sarge’s tail badly injured and in need of surgery, Sarge was now the one in need of support.
Danya and Brent are known in their community as the “animal rescue folks,” so it was no surprise when a neighbor asked them to take in a tiny kitten who needed their help.
Unfortunately, the kitten (who they named “Randon”) had been attacked by another animal and sustained very serious injuries. Randon initially received stitches and had a broken leg repaired, but there were complications with Randon's wounds and an emergency amputation was needed.