ANIMAL-KIND INTERNATIONAL

Rating: 5 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Animals, International

Location: PO Box 300 c/o Karen B Menczer Jemez Springs NM 87025 USA

Mission: AKI aims to raise funds for and donate supplies to our partner animal welfare organizations in poor countries so they can continue to improve the lives of animals. Through AKI, donors can be sure that 100% of their donations are going to help animals in poor countries.
Results: AKI has supported spay/neuter campaigns, emergency vet care, shelter maintenance, purchase of food and shelter supplies, vet and shelter staff salaries, purchase of a freezer, and other targeted needs of our partner organizations.
Target demographics: Animal welfare organizations and animals in poor countries in Latin America/Caribbean, Africa, and E. Europe.
Geographic areas served: Uganda, Namibia, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, South Sudan, Armenia, Bosnia, Jamaica, Suriname, and Honduras.
Programs: Uganda, Lilongwe (Malawi), & Ghana Societies for the Protection & Care of Animals; Namibia rural SPCAs; Tanzania Animal Welfare Society; Kingston Community Animal Welfare (Jamaica); Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras; Save the Animals-Armenia; Bosnia Animal Foundation; South Sudan humane education volunteers; and Foundation Henk Abrahams-Suriname.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The nonprofit that I run has partnered with AKI for several years in an effort to get veterinary supplies to animals in need around the globe. Karen works tirelessly to deliver these supplies, often traveling to remote areas herself to be sure that veterinary equipment, medications, syringes, suture material, etc all make it to their destination. Thank you Karen for all of your hard work!

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I love when I donate to AKI that I get feedback on how my money is used to benefit the animals and organizations that I know need money desperately. I'm always so impressed with how much the organizations in these poor countries can do with so little money. The people who work for and volunteer for them are so dedicated, I'm happy to support them.
Stephanie M.

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I am very proud to be a board member of Animal-Kind International (AKI). AKI provides our partner organizations with critical supplies and services. We pay for spay and neuter days. We pay for emergency care for domestic animals. AKI also helps fund shelter buildings and repairs. AKI provides much needed food and medical supplies. AKI is a transparent nonprofit that gives 100% of all donations to our partner organizations.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I am a board member for Animal-Kind International so I know first hand what great work we do with our partner organizations in countries with very limited financial resources. The great thing is our organization is so transparent you can see everything we do. And 100% of your donation goes directly to one of our partners of your choice. We have no overhead. That means more spay and neuter days more humane education and more money going towards humane treatment of domestic work animals.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Animal Kind International is unique in giving all donations directly to partners orgs and does a great job of keeping donors informed with a website and a newsletter. I am proud to be on the board of this organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I first learned about Animal-Kind International (AKI) when I traveled to Yerevan, Armenia for work and was appalled and saddened by the treatment and attitude towards street dogs. In doing a search to try to find if there was a charity or shelter in Yerevan that I could donate to, I came across AKI and learned of their financial support of the country's only animal shelter. From my very first contact with Karen Menczer, I felt that this organization was quite different than other non-profits and exceptional in its dedication and service. The difference lies in the personal contact with donors and close familiarity of partner organizations and the devotion to transparency as also expected in its partner organizations. It is AKI's tireless campaigning for its cause and its always evolving creative communications, such as putting a face to the names of partner organizations through the AKI website and Facebook, that is also remarkable. I admire the commitment and authenticity of AKI and its director, Karen Menczer.

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I have known Karen Menczer, the founder of Animal-Kind International since we were in college together. I have watched her unwavering dedication to animals in need around the world. Stories she has humbly shared of her life in Uganda and of the animals that she has fed, spayed and neutered as well as educating countless community members on how to care, love and respect dogs, cats and farm animals alike. Animals that would have never had a chance of survival are now safe, healthy and loved because of years of commitment that Karen has lovingly and fiercely put into this project on their behalf.
I admire you so very much. Thank you Karen.
Joyce

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I greatly admire the work of Animal Kind International and Karen Menzer. This organization's commitment to service has helped countless dogs and the communities where they live. It is heartwarming to see before and after pictures of AKI's success stories where there are plenty of happy dogs and smiling faces. I love that all of the money they get goes directly to helping animals and gratified to see such a wide network of volunteers worldwide who help get the work done. It's great to see a wonderful organization doing a great job.

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A very close friend is the hand behind Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras and over the years I have seen her struggle to maintain her shelter with inadequate funds. What a difference ANIMAL-KIND INTER-
NATIONAL has made to her efforts to rescue street dogs, give them good care with veterinary assistance and maintain them in the only available animal shelter in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. AKI has helped in every way, providing food, medications, surgery (both emergency and sterilization), veterinary and shelter care supplies, and support. And I know personally that every cent of every donation goes directly to AKIĀ“s projects. To me, Karen Menczer and Sherry (Pilar) Thorn are angels, direct descendants of Saint Francis of Assisi, and the world is a better place for their work. Thank you, ANIMAL-KIND INTERNATIONAL and Karen, for your invaluable contributions!

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I have personly witnessed the results of the funding by AKI to the Helping Hounds of Honduras shelter. Pilar would not be able to maintain her rescue shelter without the direct financial help from Karen Menczer. The money is used for food, maintenance, medications, vet care, spray and neuter events, chemotherapy, whatever her beloved dogs, cats, birds need. It is a challenge just to keep the facility running. The cost alone of just feeding everybody can be astronomical. The budget is so tight. AKI makes such a difference. I know that the shelter is so very grateful. Seeing the animals receive such kindness and love along with their necessities is a blessing. As a volunteer at the shelter, I give thanks to Karen and AKI for their assistance to a very unique, deserving, and grateful organization that fills such a great need here in Honduras.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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I applaud all who work for AKI. Karen Menczer, the founder and director, is a neighbor and friend. She really is generous with her time and her caring for animals everywhere. Imagine 100% of the donations go to helping animals! You bet I'll donate again to this wonderful organization.

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AKI has been a constant support, both financially and emotionally (thank you so much Karen for always being there with an understanding ear and great advise), from the very start of their great work. The vet I work with has been able to use the donated vet supplies sent by AKI to spay/neuter abandoned animals and to treat their illnesses. In Honduras, there is still a lot of work to be done in animal welfare, but thanks to AKI and their great director Karen, I am able to help lots of animals left to die in the streets of Tegucigalpa.

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AKI has helped Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras for the last seven years or so. Without their help, HHHH would not have the funds to help the stray dogs and cats on the streets of Tegucigalpa. These animals are provided with medicine, food, shelter, spay/neuter surgeries and yearly vaccinations thanks to AKI. Besides the financial and material support, Karen is always available to discuss any problems and provide helpful input. AKI helps some of the neediest animals in eleven countries and all donations they receive go to help the organizations in these countries who are helping these animals.

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Animal-Kind International has consistently helped the neediest of animals in Europe, Afica, Central America and the Caribe. They help with spay/neuter clinics for animals owned by individuals who would overwise be unable to afford this surgery. They have helped with financing construction of shelters at the dog refuge and with humane education talks at elementary, high schools and the universities here in Honduras. Karen Menczer, as the director of AKI. is always available to help in anyway possible to address the many animal welfare concerns here and in the other countries where her partner organizations work. AKI and Karen Menczer have been of immense help and I am incredibly in debt to them. Thank you from all the abandoned, homeless and sick animals you have helped. Gracias

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Animal-Kind has supported Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras almost from the start. Without their help, we could not rescue, spay/neuter and save so many abused and abandoned animals. Besides the economic support, AKI gives emotional support. They are my rock and I so depend on them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

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How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2012

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I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Most places in the developing world have very little in the way of human rights----but there is always a minority watching out for animals---the most vulnerable. This really helps people understand the role of community in compassion. Without the assistance of Animal-Kind, they could not do what they do. I think this 8is a great organization, and commend Karen for keeping it going.

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I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Most of the developing world is challenged by human rights, and animals come last. However, I also know that many people have compassion for all. they need assistance, and they need to know they are not alone---that the global community supports them. This is what Animal-kind International does.

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

Get them more resources---to spread the word!

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Lots of people want to help animals, especially when we travel. Because of AKI. I have been able to meet people all over the world and help them when i can. This organization runs on a very lean budget. You can donate to them & they make sure it gets overseas.

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

give them a bigger budget!

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2013

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Thank you Robin, you've been a great help to AKI over the years!