SANTA FE ANIMAL SHELTER INC

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 23569 Santa Fe NM 87502 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society has proven itself to be effective and truly committed to the welfare of animals. I just finished my estate planning and SFAS will receive a large gift from my estate. I hope others will join me in supporting the Shelter and shelters like SFAS.

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

Provide them with more money to help more animals

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am grateful that the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is doing such fine work and is so transparent as it relates to how donor dollars are used. I recommend that all my friends review the data here and continue to support this very worthy organization.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a little dog from the shelter who had had a broken leg. It was so cool that the shelter could help him. He is adorable and I'm grateful

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A lot

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My adoption experience was so positive. Everyone seemed committed to finding me just the right match for my family. We are crazy in love with Lil Bella. Thanks Santa Fe Animal Shelter

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A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter for many years and am thrilled with the progress the shelter has made since the shelter opened in its new location. Santa Fe is lucky to have a state of the art facility with an incredible board of directors and great team all around. Kudos to all.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization and its leadership have proven that you can indeed save almost every animal. I donate and urge others to do the same

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2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

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The Director reportedly lives in a home owned by the Shelter and receives other perks that are not reported in her $142K salary. The Shelter is having budget problems and has reduced staff in such a way as to negatively impact animal care, including an increase in the number of animals being put to sleep; and reducing adoption fees which has resulted in puppies being "re-sold" on Craigslist. I am always concerned about any manager that surrounds herself with highly paid friends as the Director has done. The most highly paid positions at the Shelter are filled with the Director's friends and that reduces the likelihood that a "whistle blower" will report malfeasance. This practice should be a red flag for the Board but not if they are also carefully chosen friends . The Shelter has many wonderful qualities, and it has the capacity to truly be one of the best animal shelters in the country, but to achieve its full potential, the Board needs to clean house. Current management is a liability.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

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Unlikely

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Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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