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ALL SPECIES KINSHIP

Rating: 5 stars   40 reviews 482

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

P.O. Box 4055 Battle Creek MI 49016 USA

Mission:

To use direct-outreach methods: to identify and reach animals of ALL species in need to prevent companion animal neglect and suffering by offering free pet supplies and services to assess, humanely capture and mobilize wildlife that are injured/orphaned and transport them to highly-qualified licensed rehabilitators &/or wildlife vets that have a specality in the given species rescued; this includes transfers to accredited facilities out of state to educate pet guardians and the general public about companion animal issues and wildlife concerns to advocate for the enforcement of local animal ordinances to implore a change in human values and behaviors as they relate to the treatment of companion animals; this is the underlying foundation of our direct-outreach programs

Results:

Transforming human values and behaviors one family at a time; when A.S.K. first started people did not know what "straw" was. Now, nearly every dog we find outside has straw and the requests for straw pour into our hotline! At minimum 600 24/7 outside dogs are reached annually. At minimum 500 wildlife calls are assessed and responded to.

Geographic areas served:

Southern Michigan

Programs:

Creature Comfort Program Fix-it Blitz Service Wildlife Assessment and Mobilization Service Duck and Goose Refuge; Animal Sanctuary

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Rating: 5 stars  

A.S.K. is an amazing group. They are so knowledgeable and they are extremely active and proactive in helping all animals. They are caring and interested and hardworking. I love the work they do to help hurt animals, both wild and domestic, but my favorite thing they do is go into the community to find the sad and lonely dogs that are chained, cold, hungry, and sick and HELP THEM. They recently were able to help and rescue a dog that was chained 14 years!! These animals would continue to suffer without a voice if not for A.S.K. They are fantastic.

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Whenever we find a stray dog or injured animal ASK always knows what to do and say. I have never been dissatisfied with their service, they are doing such wonderful things.

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I have been following A.S.K via their facebook page for quite some time. I cannot say enough for what these people do. They earn no pay. What they do they do out of the goodness of their hearts and their love for all kinds of animals. Some of the pictures I have seen {the first initial picture when they first visit a client and their pet} would tear and rip at your heartstrings. Those pictures are usually followed up by their after visits {and what they have done to help the animal in need} which makes my heart happy that there are people like these who really do care and do what they can to help all animals in need. Many many times I have said over the months " I wish I had lots of money cause I would definitely donate it to A.S.K" Unfortunately I don't have lots of money, but I do know a woman who has a yard sale every year for this cause, and she asks for household donations for the yard sale. Every penny she makes off the sale goes to A.S.K. I donated a huge amount of household items to her with hope and prayer that she would make a nice amount of money to donate to this awesome cause. They really are a great bunch of people doing all they humanly can to help these animals. God Bless everyone of them!

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This nonprofit is exceptional in every way. They leave nothing to chance when it comes to the animals they serve. They not only educate, but offer services and supplies for free to ensure the comfort and safety of animals, and then they follow up with them at a later date.

Without A.S.K. and their dedicated team of rescuers, we wouldn't have our sweet girl dog. Their tireless work saved her from a lonely and painful life, and our family is extremely grateful. I cannot say enough positive things about A.S.K. and the work they do.

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A.S.K. is an absolutely amazing nonprofit that works tirelessly to protect, save, and rehabilitate all species. And the tremendous work they do not only touches animals lives, but human lives as well, especially through their outreach programs. They are true animal heroes that are making the world a better place for all through kindness to animals!

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About one year ago I was introduced to the A.S.K. Group because of some domesticated geese released in the wild. My husband and were beside ourselves with worry for these birds that we nothing about. I was told of ASK and their mission and made the call. Within a short while I received a calla and the ball was in motion to help capture these guys. It took quite a bit of work, time and effort, but the rescue happened. Well during the time of saving the geese I looked at the website and saw what hero's this group of volunteers are. I have been a supporter ever since. Sophia And I are now friends and I feel honored to be a small part.

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I have never experienced an organization like ALL SPECIES KINSHIP. They provide great education for guardian's and a lot of free services for improving the life of all species. Bully breed dogs are in great need for services. Their lives are improved on the spot. The organization is like none other. I give them much praise for going above and beyond to help all species! !

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Thank you for your support and encouragement Angela! Donors, AND volunteers like yourself are the backbone of a successful organization. We are forever indebted to those who rescue dogs from us who otherwise would be dead. The gift of a new life isn't something we can wholly provide; it requires the willingness of a community. In gratitude, Sophia Director

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Most compassion I have ever seen from an animal non profit. It doesn't matter the need, they don't hesitate to help. Fantastic people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would change: they have unlimited funds!!

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

ASK is one of the most unique organization that I've ever known of or volunteered for! They help almost all species of animals in Calhoun County with some services extended throughout the whole state and the occasional help in other states. They also have a sanctuary for some animals that would have been a casualty of the euthanasia. They service anywhere from 500 to 700 dogs weekly with emergency relief supplies while educating the owners, if needed, to better care for their companion. ASK is a nonprofit organization that operates by unpaid volunteers and very little overhead to ensure that as many animals can be reached as possible! My family enjoys giving our time for such a beautiful organization.

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2014

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Thank you for your commitment to A.S.K., Shannon (and family)! There is no way that A.S.K. could provide so many life-saving resources without the aide of dedicated volunteers like yourself. You repeatedly go above and beyond to give back, at a moment's notice, to help with both the rescue of wildlife, and 24/7 outside dogs. Words cannot express how grateful we are to have you on our team! Sophia Director

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I have two separate reviews. Earlier in the summer, I emailed for advice for a friend who had a turtle lay eggs in her yard. What to do? A prompt reply indicated to do nothing and leave the area undisturbed. That is what they did. And one day the eggs and turtles were gone.
Another time I asked about the legalities of treats being poisoned on a wetland area. Again, a very prompt response with information.
This is a great group. I follow the Facebook page, which is constantly reminding us of the proper way to interact with wildlife when it appears inured. I was also able to share information on the hazards of feeding bread to duck ks at parks with out local paper. They took the information and turned i t into a great reminder to the public to feed the Ducks properly.
The outreach program is great too. I would advise anyone to support this group!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thank you Linda for sharing your feedback! One of the biggest rewards we can receive is to know that our advice is appreciated, and has served to save lives! We appreciate your dedication to both wildlife, and companion animals! Sophia Director

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is completely amazing. I cannot thank God enough for sending the people of ASK to make a difference on this earth. Their always the first I go to if I have a question, need to report, or want to donate to. Thank you for everything!!!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2013

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Thank you for your generous comments! It is our privilege to serve our community, and inspire acts of kindness! Donors are the backbone of our organization, and enable the boots on the ground towards making a difference! In gratitude, Sophia Director