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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Patricia has been fined $1,000 for not having the proper paperwork for her animals. Also, she was arrested for fraudulent accosting.

ยง 165.30 Fraudulent accosting.
1. A person is guilty of fraudulent accosting when he accosts a person
in a public place with intent to defraud him of money or other property
by means of a trick, swindle or confidence game.
2. A person who, either at the time he accosts another in a public
place or at some subsequent time or at some other place, makes
statements to him or engages in conduct with respect to him of a kind
commonly made or performed in the perpetration of a known type of
confidence game, is presumed to intend to defraud such person of money
or other property.
Fraudulent accosting is a class A misdemeanor.

She is guilty of this and the animals in her care are always sick. Do not adopt from her. If you see her please contact Officer Venuto of the NYC police department. Do not give her donation money.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been recently very impressed with a local TNR project addressing strays. This organization shows admirable consistency in their approach to animal rescue. The group continues what they have always displayed, namely a very high level of knowledge, professionalism, and good practice in its dealings on all fronts -- with donors and with the community of pet owners and rescuers.

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Donor

Rating: 5

H&S helps local shelters, rescuers and low incom epet owners through various initiatives designed to address community issues that frequently are overlooked. I have contributed to their programs since I met them last year at an adoption event in SoHo. The program that is most unique is the food bank for pet owners who would otherwise lose thier pet due to stressful economic times. I was also impressed with their TNR activities. More than one friend has adopted from Hiss & Spit and they hae been uniformly pleased with the treatment they received from the organization. My imporession is that H&S practices what it preaches. In my experience, there's a very high level of professionalism shown by this organization in its dealings with donors and with the community of pet owners and rescuers.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

This is a scam!!! This women is evil ! She breeds cats at her house and brings kittens out to make donations. She is a huge fraud!! Beware. She kills animals and keeps all money.
It is obvious when she will not except money but will except a donation. It's the only way the police won't get involved

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Hiss and Spit assisted in the soft release of some sparrows that I had rehabilitated. The sparrows were quite young and ill when I received them. After a few months time when they were fully feathered, healthy, and eating on their own, I contacted Hiss and Spit for them to assist in the sparrows' soft release.

It was such a comfort to hear the well thought out steps that Hiss and Spit took to take the sparrows through the necessary steps until their permanent release. I was even e-mailed photos of the sparrows in their new permanent and safe environment.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hiss and Spit is an invaluable resource in assisting me to manage a feral cat community that was overrunning my neighborhood. They have guided me in health and wellbeing issues, in understanding outdoor colony animals, and the importance and facilitation of a spay and neuter program. I have called many times with questions regarding individual feral cat handling, trapping, wellness, recovery and release issues. As a low income person, I also deeply appreciate their assistance with vet bills for injured feral cats when no other assistance was available. I give them the highest 5 star rating for their continuing work and the impact that they have made on so many feral cat lives in my community. I have received many compliments for the work that I have been able to do with the invaluable assistance of Hiss and Spit. I can't thank them enough for the work that they are doing. (Note: I can't see what the rating system is, or what the scale is for this computer program. I therefore need to indicate that they receive the highest marks from me for their assistance, how they treated me, and my recommendation to friends.)

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hiss & Spit is an organization run by very generous, kind-hearted human beings. In the midst of a crisis that left me with no home for 2 cats that had been abandoned in a former roommate situation, they gave me important advice and pointed me in the right direction to find a home for my cats. Thank you so much!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hiss&Spit is a great organization. They helped me find a foster situation for my cats when I lost my apartment and had to bunk with friends. They are the only group that I approached with my situation who was able to help me, and other groups were unhelpful and disinterested. I found out by speaking with their reps that they have fostered through the police dept during local emergencies, and they also work with other groups and shelters as needed. I am grateful to Hiss&Spit for helping me during a bad time, and I will continue to donate to their programs, especially the food bank for pets in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I saw the H&S volunteer team at the adoption fair, where I was impressed with the quality of their volunteers and the condition of the animals for adoption. I had adopted from another group a while back and never got any vet records and ended up with a cat with several medical issues. H&S showed me up to date checkup records to read about the cat that I wanted to adopt. They also checked my apt. before confirming the adoption, and also contacted my vet. They helped introduce the new cat to my current alpha cat and it went smoothly. They are now best buds and I want to thank H&S for the work they do and for making the new cat experience a very positive one.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met two volunteers of Hiss&Spit when they helped my neighbor do TNR for a few cats that she had been feeding in her yard. The Trap neuter return system helps to keep the population from increasing, it's better for the health of the animals . They gave me information about where to get my cat spayed for low cost. I rescued her from the street
and I needed an affordable veterinary service. I recomended Hiss&Spit to another friend who is looking to adopt a cat for the first time, since they were very helpful and gave us a lot of good information.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a cat several months ago, which had been rescued by Hiss&Spit in really sorry shape, she was diagnosed by the vet with cancer and even tho her prognosis was a few months to live, H&S treated her and gave her a chance for a new life. I was so impressed with their efforts on behalf of this poor kitty that I asked to adopt her for her remaining days. The good news is that her recent vet visit shows a full recovery, and that the original diagnosis was due to infections and not cancer. She is a real character and plays like a kitten .
We adopted another cat from H&S once her recovery was certain, and chose a cat well up in his years, since the older ones are harder to find homes for. H&S took care of dentistry before we adopted him.
I have volunteered for H&S at adoption events and they always have information for people in the community who need to find low cost resources or TNR for the animals they care for.
H&S rescues all have veterinary records, which not all groups can provide. Every animal is given the opportunity to enjoy a new life, they are not disregarded because of their condition or age or infirmities.
That's real rescue in my opinion.
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