Golden Empire Humane Society
Rating: 2 stars 1 review
Location: P O Box 817 Grass Valley CA 95945 USA
AnimalSave transforms the lives of cats and dogs by providing humane education, affordable spay and neuter services, and finding loving homes.
Programs: AnimalSave recues cats and dogs, places them in foster care until they can be placed in loving homes. All dogs are in foster homes. Cats are brought into our Cat Nap Room. A foster facility located in our Thrift Store. Last chance homeless strays or animals from the Nevada County and Grass Valley Animal Shelters are fostered through AnimalSave until permanent homes can be found. Fostering animals can be both challenging and rewarding, and it is a great deal of responsibility. It is also a way to directly save the lives of innocent animals. More foster families are always needed so we can save more animals. Please open your hearts and your homes to a needy cat or dog today.
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I live in Grass Valley, CA, the town where Animal Save is located. I was told that although they receive grant money to provide food for animals in need that they are charging people for it. As the woman said to me, if "I had $5 I could buy food myself". So I decided to investigate a little further. I read the forms they are required to file with the state of California and found out that they are spending 1/2 their income on salaries. That is unacceptable. This is a small organization in a relatively small town and they are spending $100,000s on the salaries of a small number of people. Legitimate charities would not do this. They also hold fundraising events that raise little or no money because the donations are sucked up by the cost of the event. (Again, see their filing with the state). I recommend to anyone considering donating to this organization to investigate them before doing so.
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