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Become an On-Call Angel

"RedRover is a charity that my wife and I are extremely passionate about. We have been On-Call Angels with RedRover since I first found out about the organization while on a deployment in 2014. 

Our time as On-Call Angels has provided us with some of the most rewarding opportunities to contribute toward keeping families happy, healthy, and whole. Melissa and I look forward to each opportunity we are presented to help another family. We've been a part of 34 cases since we started participating in this program and each opportunity brings us so much joy to be able to help with."

-  Josh Levine, On-Call Angel

On-Call Angels are generous supporters who help fund grants for specific animals in urgent need. Every year, RedRover funds around 500 applications for financial assistance with emergency veterinary care for pets and families in crisis. The average RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant is typically between $150 and $500 because our case managers negotiate with veterinary offices to reduce the cost of care and guide applicants in their fundraising efforts.

Our goal is to approve all eligible RedRover Relief applications and our extraordinary On-Call Angels help us achieve that by pledging one of the following:

  • a minimum donation of $150 per case at least twice a year
  • a minimum donation of $250 per case at least once a year
  • a $21 monthly donation over the course of a year* 

Based on your pledge, you will be matched with a RedRover Relief case and sent an email describing the pet’s condition, financial need, and the unique bond they share with their family -  a bond you may recognize between yourself and your pet. You can be confident that your donation is helping the pets and families who need it most, including seniors, people with disabilities, the unemployed, and military families. 

Ready to get started as an On-Call Angel? Here’s what we need to know:

  • How much can you pledge to donate to an individual case?
  • How often can you pledge to donate (monthly, quarterly, biannually, or annually)?
  • Do you have a preference for a specific species or breed, or will you support any pet in need?

When you’re matched with a RedRover Relief case, we will ask if you are able to make your pledged donation. You can then donate online, provide your payment information over the phone, or mail us a check. Funds are provided directly to the veterinary clinics and not to the clients, guaranteeing that these cherished pets receive the help they need.** 

If you have additional questions about the On-Call Angel program, please contact Olivia Carpenter at or (916) 429-2457 ext 329.

*When making a $21 monthly donation, you will receive a case after six months or a year, depending on your preference, to allow time for your donations to accumulate.  

**RedRover Relief Urgent Care grants are approved and funding is sent to clinics prior to being matched with an On-Call Angel. This ensures pets receive treatment without delay, but it may also mean that treatment has already been completed when you fulfill your pledge. Nevertheless, your generous donation is still making that individual pet’s care possible.

Sign up to become an On-Call Angel