They were not able to help our family financially because of my location. However, their quick response to my application, caring words and efforts to refer me to another organization helped us in other ways. They showed me that they are truly an organization that cares.
I am sure that location specific charity organizations get bombarded by people that mass apply without bothering to read or review anything on their site. My thought is that such organizations are probably so overwhelmed by such applications that they would reply to out of area applications with a form letter or just ignore them. I did actually review the site and requirements for qualification, but apparently missed the geographic requirement. Facing an emergency situation I am not thinking all that well. But, as I previously mentioned, they replied with a personal email and phone call, and not only did they reply but they went above and beyond sending information about other organizations.
So, if you are in the Northern NV area I would highly recommend either donating to this organization or contacting them in the event that you have an emergency and need assistance apply to them. Little Shakespeare must be proud!
(A public thank you to Marlow at Shakespeare Animal Fund)
Marlow, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I know that you felt that your contribution to a very special doggie's surgery wouldn't make much of a difference, but it did. Every bit added up to reach the goal and help her get what she needed. She had the surgery Tuesday evening and was able to come home a day later. She's got a lot of healing to do, but loves her post-surgery special diet. If not for people and agencies like yours, this would not have been possible. Many, many thanks.
The people behind the Shakespeare Animal Fund are so passionate about the work they are doing for animals, and are to be saluted. It is exemplary in every way and a model for any cause, whether it be pets or humans, as we all know that reaching out is the best gift to oneself.
As an animal lover myself I enjoy seeing a non-profit that understands these creatures are a part of the family. I truly appreciate the work and joy Shakespeare Animal Fund brings to not only the animals but their families!
The Shakespeare Animal Fund in a wonderful 501(c) nonprofit organization that fulfills a very special niche in today’s society. All of us love our pets, and to some their pets are literally like their children; however, all of us do not have the same financial resources for dealing with catastrophic medical emergencies that can develop. What does a senior citizen living on a fixed income or a disabled US military veteran living on a disability pension do when their beloved companion animal suffers from an accident or injury that they are unable to pay? Do they chose not eat so they can provide for their pet? The Shakespeare Animal Fund helps resolve such troubling dilemmas by providing funding for emergency veterinary services. The compassion and enthusiasm for this organization and its volunteers is amazing.
When I first heard about Shadespeare Animal Fund (SAF) I was both amazed and grateful. I did some research and then met the founder. The folks who work with this organization are PASSIONATE about saving animals. They are well organized and have desire to grow accross America. Their time is donated so that the funds raised help more animals well being or save them from execution. This organization cares more about the animals than who the animals belong to, and that is truly a nondiscriminatory practice that should be modeled by all. Whether you are senior citizen who is losing a deared companion, an HIV+ patient who can hardly afford your medications losing the only friend (pet) you have, or a middle class family losing one of children's pets, Shakespeare Animal Fund will do their best to help. I am so amazed at their love to care for the animals and their open policy all who are in need are welcome that I too will commit to their cause. My magazine will be running a story on SAF next month. I urge all who can help in anyway to do so in your own way.
"Shakespeare Animal Fund" A much needed organization! Long Over Due. I have been a volunteer only for a few months, and have enjoyed seeing the possibilites of what an organization like this can make.There is too much suffering from our pet population......especially in this area......and too much stress comes from not having the necessary funds to take care of one's sick pet. If Shakespeare Animal Fund exist's ------An Elderly Individual might not have to make a choice from having to buy their own medication to taking care of their sick pet. Thanks, Shakespeare Animal fund. M. Martinez/San Antonio, Texas
This is a great animal welfare cause, and I'm surprised there aren't more nonprofits like it. All pet owners know, or learn quickly, how much vet bills can be. What happens to sick or injured pets whose owners can't pay for emergency treatment for them? In Northern Nevada, we're here to help them. The stories we hear are very sad, but as our founder says, we provide happy endings.
Shakespeare Animal Funds stops the suffering of animals every day, whether it’s a puppy that was poisoned, a dog hit by a car, a cat who stopped eating, a kitten with a broken leg, Shakespeare is there. When owners can’t afford to pay for much needed emergency veterinary care, Shakespeare steps in. This organization is desperately needed in every state, since each day hundreds of people have to watch their beloved pets suffer simply because they don’t have funds for veterinary
We work with the Shakespeare Animal Fund every year as one of the charities in our Dinner with your Dog program. Every year they go above and beyond to help get the word out. Much better participation and involvement than our other charities. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a charity to work with over an extended period of time.