SHAKESPEARE ANIMAL FUND

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 8201 Reno NV 89507 USA

Mission: To many of us a $50 medical bill at the vet is nothing, but for an elderly person on a fixed income, a single mother, a student, and for many others, it's an impossibility. So what do you do if you love your animal but can't afford to pay the bill? Shakespeare Animal Fund, a non-profit charity, was founded after the loss of beloved cocker spaniel Shakespeare. He died after a very costly illness, and in his memory this fund was founded to help others who might face financial problems while trying to save their pets.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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(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.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Definitely

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

A lot

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Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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Life-changing

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2011

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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.

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2011

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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.

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I have not personally received help from this organization. I have referred this group to several friends and received incredibly positive responses.

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Help them to raise more money, and I am personally going to do that.

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Life-changing

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

"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

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

A lot

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Quite well

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Definitely

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Definitely

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

Some

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Quite well

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2012

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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

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2012

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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.

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a well-run, very needed non-profit animal aid organization. We love the Shakespeare Animal Fund and very much appreciate the important work they do in our community.

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Very Well

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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