Our History

Saving lives, restoring families and paving the way forward for empathy, RedRover has met the need of thousands of animals and people over the past 30 years. Here is your opportunity to learn more about our journey.

Always Ready

RedRover, formally United Animal Nations, was founded in 1987 by Belton P. Mouras, who wanted to save forgotten animals and build collaboration between animal welfare organizations. In the beginning, RedRover responded to a wide range of animal issues – from elephant poaching in Africa, to animal shelters in Israel, to pet overpopulation in the United States. Over the last 30 years, our organization’s donors, supporters and volunteers have changed the lives of countless animals. As RedRover – and the animal welfare movement – grew over the years, the organization narrowed its geographic reach to the United States and Canada, and focused on three main programs to assist where needs had previously been unmet. Our core values of staying vigilant to animals in need and working collaboratively to create change are still with the organization today.

Download a PDF of RedRover’s full history.