FREDERICK COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Rating: 4.71 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 550 Highland St. Suite 200 Frederick MD 21701 USA

Mission: DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS
Target demographics: responsible pet owners
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2000 animals with spay/neuter costs, and provided over 1,200 pets with over 4 tons of pet food donated by you!
Geographic areas served: Animal Welfare
Programs: Converse Family Adoption Program - assists Frederick County residents who wish to adopt a pet for their family, but temporary financial issues prevent the adoption. Emergency Medical Assistance Program - provides financial support to families who's pets require lifesaving (and often expensive) medical treatment. Pet Overpopulation Program - spay/neuter program in partnership with local vets to offer a reduced fee for low-income Frederick County residents. Shanklin Fund for Seniors - offers residents 65+ on a limited budget funds for their pet's annual exams. Well-Care Assistance Program - offers residents on a limited income basic vet care for their pet Quick-Fix - is sponsored by FCHS and local vets to offer low cost spay/neuter clinics twice a year. Emergency Pet Food Bank - provides residents with needed pet food up to three times a year.

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Rating: 4 stars  

What I like about the Frederick County Humane Society is their willingness to work with area rescues. I am a volunteer with Friends For Life Cat Rescue and they have shared their resources with us several times. Working together benefits the animals in our county.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a small business owner providing pet sitting and dog walking services in the Frederick area and have been working with the Frederick County Humane Society for the past couple of years. Their dedication and work ethic is beyond exceptional and in all my experiences working with them throughout several events such as “walk'n wag”, they have shown their unconditional love and passion for animals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

more clients using my company's services due to my presence at FCHS's events.

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

provide them with more staff, more equipment, more clinics for microchips.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering with the FCHS about 2 years ago, and although I have not been able to be too active in recent months, I can totally attest to the fact that this organization could not be a more upstanding, honest, well-run group. Each and every person who works there and volunteers there loves animals, has at least one (or more often several themselves, and are dedicated to animal welfare. Brigette Farrell works harder than I have ever seen anyone work ..... and it's all for the good of the animals .... companion animals with homes, and those unfortunate enough to be left abandoned somewhere. She is tireless in her work.
Through the enthusiasm of this wonderful organization, I was prompted to get a dog - I already have 2 kitties - and I selected a 4 year old, rescue from a puppy mill in PA. Just knowing what I did and had learned about these awful places, made me want to give one of them a home. Miss Molly has turned out to be the most precious little thing I could have ever imagined. I think she has done more for me than I have for her. From what I understand she was one day away from being shot before the rescue group in PA took her.
Yes, this group is well worth your investment ..... both time and money. You may not always see or hear of the things they do, but they are there, helping our 4-legged friends.
Barb Brooke

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowledge about the situation many animals are in and .... learning more about the awful puppy mills.

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

Brigitte Farrell could use more help .... she's a hard worker but could sure use another set of hands.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to attest to how the Humane Society helped my family out over a year ago. We adopted a stray several years ago from the shelter, and he has been a joy and comfort to all of us. As a single parent of two young children, our meager income became further strained by my battle with cancer. Then our cat got sick, and I had no resources to bring him to a vet. He was lethargic, gasping for air, and our family was desperate. I called the Humane Society to see what might be done, and they quickly sprang into action and arranged for us to see our local vet. Our cat had pneumonia; the vet gave him antibiotics and he recovered. A very simple solution and wonderful, wonderful outcome that would not have occurred but for the swift action and absolute assistance of the fine people that make up this organization. We are a family that has been blessed by their existence.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

please see above our personal experience

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

bequest them money for their work if I had some

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The small staff of the Frederick County Humane Society works tirelessly for the welfare of animals in Frederick County. They are to be commended for their unending efforts on behalf of animals in Frederick County. If all Humane Societies were run as well and as efficiently as Frederick's, it would go a long way towards ending animal cruelty and abuse in this country.

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I have hands on knowledge of the efficienty of this organizaiton. they sure do alot with very little.

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

They really should make getting their own building a priority and stop paying rent.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

I think Frederick County Humane Society is a great resource for the community. From their Quick Fix for Cats in February to their Emergency Pet Medical Assistance program and Rabies/Microchip clinics, they provide support and care for needy pets here in Frederick, MD. I am proud to be a volunteer at their events! Interacting with pets and their people is fun, too.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting people at the events who express their gratitude for various ways they've been helped by FCHS - food bank, affordable rabies/microchip clinics, vet care when they couldn't afford it on their own, etc.

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

Get more corporate sponsorships for programs and services.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Recentley we toured the humane society & was very impressed with the cleaniness of the pens & the animals. There was not an oder of waste just clean smell I noticed there were crates on top of each cage the cats were in & was told by Linda that was in case of fire they could remove the animals out quickly. How smart is that! Our daughter was adopting a little yorkie that day. He got a real good home & loves it. MY husband & I watch Pet Pals every week and enjoy the stories about the dogs. Very deserving of 5 stars. Thank You Bonnie Mullins

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting

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

Make the reception area bigger!

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