HUMANE SOCIETY OF BERKS COUNTY INC

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1801 N 11TH St Reading PA 19604 USA

Mission: SHELTER OPERATIONS - THE ORGANIZATION OFFERS TEMPORARY SHELTER TO ANIMALS IN NEED AND PROVIDES LOW COST ADOPTION SERVICES TO RESIDENTS OF BERKS COUNTY FOR ANIMALS

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Has not euphenized a healthy dog in over 3 years. Taking in animals from outside our county. Continuing to grow and help numerous helpless animals in so many ways. Need more $ to help even more.

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

Yes I have seen many animals receive good homes, be rescued from abuse, and their lives saved.

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

Provide them with more $ to help them expand their efforts

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Humane Society of Berks has taken innovation in animal care services to another level. By providing on site vet services, meals on wheels for pets, and even foster care for pets of deployed military personnel, they have ushered in a new era for animals. Well done Humane Society!!!!!!

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

....forming a walk pack to help fund raise.

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

expand their vet services to other counties.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Even before I became a board member, I was impressed by the Humane Society of Berks County. The staff is well-trained and professional and they always go above and beyond to help people and their animals. I have been taking my elderly arthritic dog for acupuncture for three years and the change in his quality of life is dramatic. He enjoys walking again and even runs and plays with his 3 year old sister. The holistic vet care available at the Humane Society has made a huge impact on my life and the life of my pets. Then, there are the events...the Art Auction, Pints for Pups, Walktoberfest, Furry Fridays. These events are amazing...not only do they raise funds for the benefit of people and their animals, but they are the best run events in Berks County. HSBC events are always incredibly fun and unique. Our upcoming art auction has a "pup art" theme. The staff and volunteers at the Humane Society never cease to amaze me with the high caliber events that they hold. And last, but not least, is the new dog park. My dogs have so much fun every time they go there. It is so important for us to socialize our dogs and the Ruiz-Murphy Dog Park and Equine Center is the perfect place to exercise your dog.

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

its impact on the health and well-being of the animals of Berks County, including my own.

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

Expand their services and help them renovate their aging shelter to provide even more services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have nothing but the highest praise for EVERYONE at the Humane Society of Berks County. Their love and respect for animals in need shows in everything they do. Before our 8 year old Yorkie, Chessie became ours, she was left at the HSBC ungroomed; she had not been spayed; and she had mammary tumors that needed to be removed. The HSBC took excellent care of her and now we have a happy, healthy and most loving little dog. Please consider adopting a shelter dog, you will not be disappointed!

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

the adoption of our dog.

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

No changes to the organization. They are doing an excellent job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My rewarding experience with the HSBC spans three years of being involved with its growth from one location to three prominent sites where animals are cared for. The organization has kindled community awareness through educational site visits and spectacular social events, such as the Annual Walkathon, Pints for Pups and Art for Arf's Sake Art Auction. The staff is a well trained, well organized group of caring, professionals who are well-versed in accepted and innovative animal welfare practices, as well as the regulations and laws governing animal welfare. And on top of it all, the staff is a load of fun. It's a pleasure and honor to be associated with the HSBC.

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

I have friends who have adopted pets from the shelter and had great stories to tell of the adoption process. My wife and I have adopted 6 cats from the shelter with absolutely no regrets.

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

My wish list centers around goals in the works: increased shelter services, more locations, and increased community awareness.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Humane Society of Berks County is a superb organization that cares lovingly for pets that need new homes. I adopted two very old cats from them who brought joy and wisdom into my life; two cats who would not have been given a chance to live anywhere else. As a volunteer, I see the "inside" workings of staff members who, despite their many responsibilities, keep their focus centered on expert care and kindness toward the pets in their facility. The many programs and practices of the HSBC are innovative, bringing in community which encourages adoptions. If a pet has to spend some time in a "shelter," this is the place to receive the best care possible while waiting for a new home.

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

I adopted 3 wonderful animals from there and I volunteer every week on Sunday.

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

Provide them with more $ so that they can expand to hold more pets.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Humane Society of Berks County is a wonderful organization that provides a needed service to the community. The staff are professional, friendly and experts in animal welfare.
The HSBC is a true leader in animal welfare offering innovative services, veterinary care and just recently opened a dog park and equine rescue center. The dog and cat adoption rooms are top notch and should be an inspiration to all shelters.
I am proud to be a volunteer and to support their efforts.

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

I have witnessed first hand the great work that this organization does for animals in need and the community.

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

I cannot think of any changes, but only wish that I could due more to support their mission.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the Humane Society of Berks County! The staff is professional, knowledgable, and very caring. The facility is clean and well-managed by staff and volunteers. This facility exudes class. The animals are in the hands of people who care and strive to be sure they are safe, healthy and adoptable. When visiting the HSBC, you get the full attention of a staff member, who knows the animals personally and works to pair them with a family who is right for them. Our family includes 5 wonderful cats! I ENJOY donating to an organization with such enthusiasm and drive toward making both animals and people happy. Their fundraising events are fantastic, quality events which bring a great awareness of animal welfare to the community. They set a high standard for animal shelters!

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the healthy animals I adopted & love dearly, in working with the knowledgable staff, in seeing the happiness of new families adopting, and in enjoying fantastic fundraising events.

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

I would not make changes to this organization.

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I have two wonderful additions to my family thanks to the HSBC. It
was very easy to adopt them with the help from everyone there.
I have even started taking them for their yearly Vet visits to the new
clinicat the Reading location.
Many possitive things have happened to the County thanks to the HSBC.
the dog park and the large animal rescue are a great addition.
I am hoping that soon they will also be able to add a dog park in the Sinking Spring area to the list.

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

Adoption of two wonderful dogs and seeing many members of my family that have also adopted from the HSBC. I will continue to support them as long as i can cause I like knowing that any monies raised will go directly into the care and protection of the animals of Berks County.

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

Like to see more support from everyone

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Rating: 5 stars  

Several years ago I adopted my dog from the Humane Society of Berks County. At the time she had been there for several months without being adopted because if some health issues that she had that were related with her being a stray. The Humane Society gave her great care and time to heal, which allowed her to eventually become a happy part of our family. Other organizations might have decided to forgo the cost of care and the time it took to find a loving home, but not the HSBC. Their commitment to animals of all kinds in all conditions is really amazing and commendable.

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

Adopting a dog

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

Spread the word about their commitment to care and the joy of owning an adopted animal, so that more people would contribute and/or adopt an animal.

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