Happy ending stories
Since 1997, we have helped thousands of animals through RedRover Relief, formerly the LifeLine grant program. Meet some of them:
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.
YOU DID IT!
Thanks to your donations, Cayley, the dog with severe motor oil burns, is receiving the ongoing care she needs. Her burn wounds are healing nicely and she is recovering well in her foster home.
Stacey was surprised when she found a friendly large dog with big brown spots roaming around her neighborhood. With no collar, tags or owner in sight, Stacey begin calling the pup “Petey,” but later realized Petey was a female! To keep her safe and sound, Stacey decided to give the Petey a life of safety and comfort in her own home.
Stacey took Petey to the veterinarian for an exam and learned that Petey was heartworm positive. The treatment would cost hundreds of dollars more than Stacey and her family could afford.
Parrots are known to be incredibly smart and sensitive – and Tarzan, a beautiful female African Grey parrot, is no different. Tarzan was poorly cared for in her previous home and had nearly plucked herself bald due to stress before finally nestling into her forever home with Pamela. With a lot of love, patience and attention, Pamela helped Tarzan get over her plucking and on the road to a happy life.