Intermountain Humane Society

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 1250 Conifer CO 80421 USA

Mission: Intermountain Humane Society's purpose is to provide animal welfare services in Southwest Jefferson County and Park County. These services include foster homes, adoptions, lost and database services, veterinary care for injured stray pets and wildlife, cruelty investigation, animal care education and education on humane issues. IMHS ensures that no animal in our care is destroyed needlessly. Additionally, IMHS provides assistance in emergency preparedness planning and response on a local and state level. Our long-term goal is the construction of a regional animal sheltering facility.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

When searching for the qualities that best describe an animal welfare organization, you need look no further than IMHS. This shelter is the gold standard for animal care as well as community education. They are a resource for people who have few other options when rehoming their pet becomes a necessity and they work with other area shelters experiencing temporary overcrowding. They have embraced programming to help end shelter overpopulation by educating the public about spay/neuter options and offer assistance to help make this a reality. Most importantly, IMHS makes animal care and compassion a top priority often going above and beyond to ensure the best treatment for all the animals in the shelter- until they find their forever homes. IMHS is an asset to the community and a lifeline for animals in need.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

IMHS is an outstanding shelter. As a volunteer I always feel welcome and appreciated. The well-being of all the animals that come through their door is top priority- each one is given high quality care and treated with kindness and compassion . The staff, board and volunteers are united in their dedication to serving the needs of animals and people in our community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a teacher in this community's public middle school, and am an advisor for the school's honors group. Our group's officers visited the IMHS last month to tour the facility and get a feel for how we could provide volunteer service. The young officers in my group agree that the IMHS is a valuable resource not only for its fundamental purpose, but it is an organization that "employs" youth so that they can meet their service obligations. We choose organizations for our students that are relevant to youth and their interests. We guide our students toward organizations wherein their volunteer work can change their lives, influence career and college decisions, improve their overall well-being.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

IMHS does and amazing job of rehoming dogs and cats. Not only do they take care of local pets, but they also are able to rehome pets from many other 'kill' shelters. As a volunteer there, I am made to feel very valuable and welcomed by the staff and other volunteers. I am so grateful of the work they do!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a small shelter with a big heart and strong goals. Marta and Nicole continuously work to provide excellent care and to find appropriate, loving homes for all of its pets. They have even provided outreach to other overcrowded shelters when the need arose and when the shelter could accomodate additional animals. The animals at this shelter get a lot of personal attention from numerous volunteers ranging from school kids to older adults. It's a great place to volunteer and to feel like you are making a difference.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

They were very helpful when I brought a stray in, they scanned him and offered any help they could. They were wonderful! Lee Elrod

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am not only a Volunteer, but a client served and board member as well. As a volunteer, one main goal was to supoprt a LOCAL animal welfare organization that is far understaffed and underfunded. This one fit the bill. As a volunteer, I fell in love with so many dog, fostered a few for a night here and there, then adopted one. So, i had a satisfying experience as a client too. After playing in both those roles, I decided to join the board in an effort to further serve the furry creatures. In each role, the satisfaction i received was enormous. Working with fellow animal lovers, helping animal lovers hook up with the perfect dog, helping many dogs (and cats) and seeing them find loving homes, too many things to even list! A great shelter, really put the animals welfare over everything.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a client served, a donor, and a volunteer. IMHS is the only shelter in the area and serves the entire community in a professional and caring manner. Their commitment to animals is amazing. We have adopted 4 animals from them and I wouldn't consider any other outlet. The staff continually looks for ways to improve the life of the animals in their care and recruits volunteers to implement cat enrichment, dog walking and play, etc. They saw the value in having an in-house clinic to spay and neuter and to be able to isolate ailing animals and worked to make it a reality. They work with other shelters in the area and with pet centered retail outlets to assist in pet placement . I cannot imagine not having this critical service in our community!

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The director, Marta Anderson, has taken IMHS to a new level with an outstanding job of fundraising and increasing her volunteer staff by reaching out to young adults in our community. It is quite evident just stepping into the facility how strongly the whole staff feels about their furry friends who need homes -- and they find homes quite quickly thanks to the tireless energy devoted by the entire staff! GREAT GROUP!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

IMHS has done a great job in saving the lives of cats and dogs. They take many animals from high kill rate shelters and find home for them in the community. They take the time and spend the money to take care of animals with treatable diseases.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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