OREGON FRIENDS OF SHELTER ANIMALS

Rating: 2.88 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1746 Ne 56TH Ave % Richard Redeker Hillsboro OR 97124 USA

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

This place is a puppy mill.. had nothing but bad customer service from each and every one of them all their animals are sick, they all lie and don't keep their story straight, never on the same page as one another, don't buy anything from those people unless you plan on going to the vet every week to get your animal better.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered wuth OFOSA and it truly changed my life for the better and I could not imagine life without the people and animals of OFOSA. We are nearing our 100th foster (we do dogs and cats) and I have logged just over 350 volunteer hours since February 2013 (it is now November 2013), so it is no secret that I enjoy my time at OFOSA. I have been on one transport to Southern CA, and even though everything that couldve gone wrong did(with even the vehicle breaking down), it was one of the most influential things i have ever done with my life. PS. For those of you upset that OFOSA goes down to CA, just realize, they go out of their way in the COMMUNITY as well. They also pull from Bonnie Hays and drive to Eastern oregon just to pick up animals from rescuers when there is a need. OFOSA takes on medical cases, from proken pelvises, bones, extreme cases of cherry eye, and any animal that needs help and that they can get. They also take owner surrenders when space allows. There is definately no rescue or shelter anything like OFOSA that I have ever heard of. I had been a volunteer for OHS before this, but within days of being at OFOSA, I knew I was making a bigger impact there with my time than I would ever make at OHS.

So, if youre looking to volunteer, donate, foster, or adopt, I strongly reccomend OFOSA.

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

Fix the marketing plan. Less lame events that will get nowhere, more big events. ALso maybe more dogs of larger breeds.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I use to volunteer until my life just got to busy. I still go in just not every day as I used to. I know that this rescue started to slide side ways however the founder took back the reigns. The rescue was founded on healing the broken animals that nobody wanted. It is getting back to it's roots. A fire and hire took place. Think OFOSA is getting back to the basics.

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

Try to add on to the building size so that they could house more animals that need to be rescued from death row

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 1 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

II adopted a dog from them about one month ago and have some major complaints.
1. The adoption fee was substantially higher than many others in the area. At the time of adoption I justified it because they seemed to really care about the animals and their foster placement, so this wasn't a deal breaker. They also included the spay/neuter in this fee.
2. Had I known that the facility they do their spay and neuter surgery in was a run down old house with obviously unsanitary and unsterile conditions, I NEVER would have agreed to adopt or have them spay our puppy. I questioned it upon arrival but unfortunately didn't have the good sense to turn around and walk out, because...
3. They gave my puppy an internal infection during her spay surgery, which then led to a mass on her belly that eventually ruptured, causing more infection, not to mention $300 more in bet bills. When I called OFOSA the not-so-friendly woman who answered basically said they wouldn't do anything about it and as soon as they finish spaying, they release them medically and can't assume responsibility for any complications.
Please do not support this organization!!

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

A little

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

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I hated to even have to choose 1-star-rating because they deserve a zero. If the public knew what went on there they would be shut down immediately but they covered their tracks. It's an evil enterprise & money is their #1 priority, NOT the animals but how they talk a good game to convince others of the lie that they care. Don't let them fool you. The people remaining on the board and those involved in the latest transfer from California should hang their heads in shame for what they knowingly took part in doing. They who continue to lie to cover up the horrible disregard for the animals health and well being should be fired and banned from working with any other animal organization ever. Cathy Nechak and Linda Liebenstein are dishonest, heartless women and they run OFOSA. Do not adopt from, give money to, or support in any way, this organization that no longer stands for animals but for greed at the EXPENSE of animals and their lives.

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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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Their mission statement has now changed. Instead of fostering young kittens and cats in homes they are now storing them in pet stores and cages. Many of these felines have been brought in by other states and not from our own community. Many of our own community kittens and cats are dying because of this. Not to mention they are no longer a rescue/foster but more along the lines of a puppy mill/feline mill. Many of these cats and kittens are not getting the social skills and love from a home before going to a new home, not to mention some are even sickly. Money now speaks louder then caring love form OFOSA.

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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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Great People, Great Cause I have enjoyed working with all the people and feel very good about all the work that OFOSA has done.

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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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I was invited to learn about and work with OFOSA through a friend. He knew I had recently lost my dog after 16 1/2 years and was trying to decide if or when I wanted to get another dog. It was a tough time, he suggested I would enjoy working with foster dogs, helping them get healthy and comfortable in a home setting. I wasn't sure, but my first foster, Palmer, was a great little dog with demadex mange. He was so sweet and smart, but not getting selected at the adoption events. He was in my home for over 3 months and in that time his skin healed and hair filled in, he gained weight, learned a handful of tricks. By the time he found his forever family, it broke my heart a little and I cried as I let him go, but still I am happy for him. He has a wonderful home on the OREGON coast. He goes for walks on the beach almost everyday and is the light of his new pet parents life. So I signed up for another foster and then another. Finally, my ninth foster was just too perfect and like so many OFOSA volunteers before me, I failed! I adopted my 9th foster myself, making me a "foster failure", but a rescue success. Now Sputnik and I welcome new fosters into our home together and I think she does as much as I do to help these wonderful deserving animal prepare for a happy new life. I would recommend this experience to anyone. It is fun, fulfilling and make a big difference for very deserving animals.

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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?

A lot

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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