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Our Impact

Helping animals and people in crisis and making the world a more compassionate place since 1987

Teaching empathy by helping animals

Inspired by the RedRover Readers curriculum, Susan Courtney and her first graders at Norwood Street School have rescued kittens from the street and more than 20 more cats and kittens from a hoarder’s house; they’ve also helped two families in their Los Angeles neighborhood unchain their dogs and set them up in dog runs. Courtney​ says, “One by one, animal lives are being made better because students find their own voice and speak up freely to each other, to their families and their community.”​

By the numbers

737

Classrooms participated in the RedRover Readers program

25,180

Pets and their people supported through RedRover Relief programs

4,600+

RedRover Responders ready to care for animals in crisis

135,042

Children reached with Kind News magazine in 2021 alone

Supporting pets and families in times of need

“I am so grateful to RedRover whose significant financial assistance allowed me to get a life-saving surgery for my cat, Mylo. To those who are willing to donate, know that your money is truly helping those who need it. I look forward to being able to give back to RedRover when I am at a more stable point in my life.” - Urgent Care grant recipient

Supporting pets and families in times of need

“I am so grateful to RedRover whose significant financial assistance allowed me to get a life-saving surgery for my cat, Mylo. To those who are willing to donate, know that your money is truly helping those who need it. I look forward to being able to give back to RedRover when I am at a more stable point in my life.” - Urgent Care grant recipient

Helping families escape abuse and find safety – together

“Thank you again so very much for what you did for Zelda* and her dogs. If the world had more people like you and your staff and more programs like this, the world would be a better place. You really changed her life. The tears she shed in my lobby as we discussed all that you did for her will stay with me for the rest of my life. You, your staff, and your program are a light in our dark world.” - Domestic violence shelter advocate
*name changed to protect privacy

By 2022


86,000 students

Teach 40,000 more children empathy skills through RedRover Readers (bringing the total to 86,000)


5,000 volunteers

Grow our RedRover Responders volunteer corps to more than 5,000 trained volunteers


50 states

Establish pet-housing programs at family violence shelters in every state, through RedRover Relief

Providing vital emergency sheltering assistance for displaced animals in crisis

“As a RedRover Responders volunteer, I have a sense of pride -- knowing I am part of a cohesive team of terrific, hard-working volunteers who have genuine concern for the care of animals is amazing. To be able to see the difference RedRover makes in the lives of animals (and humans) during a deployment is not only heart-warming, it is the essence of what volunteerism is all about.” - RedRover Responders volunteer

See Our Financials

Over the past five years, RedRover's caring volunteers have generously given 17,388 hours of their time providing emergency sheltering and care for rescued animals and helping children develop empathy for animals. The fair market value of these volunteer hours totals $420,570.