MADISON ARK

Rating: 4.5 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 2936 % Sherri Hilton Madison MS 39130 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

The new director of the Madison Ark is exponentially more suitable than the person who previously held the title. Within half a month, the organization has already reaped significant benefits of having a non-polarizing figure who has spearheaded different aspects of the non-profit such as fundraising, community outreach, and of course animal rescue.

The Madison Ark has always been a reputable organization with an obvious passion for animals, yet the new director has instilled new progressive qualities that, frankly, the previous director never broached. It's a new era at the Madison Ark with nothing but a positive outlook ahead!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Why did I give Madison Ark a "Far exceeds" rating of 5 stars? Because I know one of the workers there and she far exceeds any normal persons love for an animal. Most people would totally Old Yeller some of these dogs, but she loves them and nurses them back to health; with seemingly no concern for herself. Seriously...she takes care of the dogs before taking care of herself; without makeup, let's just say it's impressive. But I digress...If you have a dog that the old mean conservative in you would rather have put down, or some knuckle head in Jackson has been pulling a Michael Vick with them, take the poor unloved dog to Madison Ark. Those suckers will be loved and taken care of.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Now that Madison Ark has new management this rescue could not be any better. It is very refreshing to see someone in charge who is transparent and caring. I look forward to new positive experiences with Madison ARK. Just so there is no confusion, I am the real Burrus.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Madison Ark is a wonderful group that needs your support. They have a new director in place, who is wonderful and if given the chance, would love to show you just how much she honestly loves and cares for all breeds of pets. All Rescues have certain rules for their adoptions that have to be followed and I know many people have put ARK down in the past for being so strict on these rules, also. Rules are part of adopting from a Rescue like ARK.
Please give this group a chance. You will find the most wonderful pets there and remember these pets have been in foster homes with families.

Thanks, Glorya

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This rescue had some organizational issues in the past, but have since gotten rid of the bad and unethical people.

Since this organizational change, I've seen a huge difference in how the rescue is run. They have really turned things around and I'm excited to work with them! They save so many animals..I am so grateful to have them in the community!

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have really enjoyed my experience under the new leadership and have found them to be super helpful and kind!

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2 people found this review helpful

I love this rescue! They have helped save so many dogs and I'm very impressed with their new leadership. They are very helpful and will do anything to save as many dogs as they can. I cannot say enough good things!

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Rating: 1 stars  

Unfortunately this organization is not properly run. The organization consists of a paid director, Ms. H. Koller, and a board member, H. Corbin, President who also acts as the accountant. There are two other board members 'on paper' but they have had nothing to do with the organization the entire time I was a volunteer. Meetings are not conducted, there is no accountability. The in-fighting and the nasty childish bickering is staggering. The way volunteers are treated - even the vulgar name calling is astonishing. I witnessed too many actions that were at best, questionable, and I have since found out there is reason to suspect, highly illegal activities were also being conducted. I doubt a single volunteer would remain if they knew what went on behind closed doors at this so called 'rescue'. There is a valid reason they were kicked out of the building they once occupied as the City they operate in is currently investigating them for fraud and illegal activities. I worry about the poor innocent animals and can only hope that they are sent elsewhere and out of the danger they are in while in the care of these people. I can not recommend this organization. There are other local animal rescues that are transparent and drama free. Simply look at the other shelters and you can tell the difference between dishonest people focused on self gain and those who are really taking care of the animals. Do not waste your time here, there are places that need your help; you'd be better off helping another shelter.

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

Remove the paid staff and president who run this organization. They are accountable to no one. A whole new board needs to be put in place, with accountability and checks and balances in place.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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