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Animal-Kind International

Rating: 5 stars   51 reviews 1,316

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, International

Address:

PO Box 300 c/o Karen B Menczer Jemez Springs NM 87025 USA

Mission:

AKI aims to raise funds for and donate supplies to our partner animal welfare organizations in poor countries so they can continue to improve the lives of animals. Through AKI, donors can be sure that 100% of their donations are going to help animals in poor countries.

Results:

AKI has supported spay/neuter campaigns, emergency vet care, shelter maintenance, purchase of food and shelter supplies, vet and shelter staff salaries, purchase of a freezer, and other targeted needs of our partner organizations.

Target demographics:

Animal welfare organizations and animals in poor countries in Latin America/Caribbean, Africa, and E. Europe.

Geographic areas served:

Uganda, Namibia, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, South Sudan, Armenia, Bosnia, Jamaica, Suriname, and Honduras.

Programs:

Uganda, Lilongwe (Malawi), & Ghana Societies for the Protection & Care of Animals; Namibia rural SPCAs; Tanzania Animal Welfare Society; Kingston Community Animal Welfare (Jamaica); Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras; Save the Animals-Armenia; Bosnia Animal Foundation; South Sudan humane education volunteers; and Foundation Henk Abrahams-Suriname.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Animal-Kind International is one of the few organizations that raise money for animal welfare organizations in poor countries. But not only that, it's probably the only one that gives 100% of money raised, and the only one with close ties to partner organizations and that can do the due diligence to ensure funds are used for animal welfare and to report to our supporters.

 
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After working overseas for more than 30 years, I've seen a lot of orgaizations that want to help people and animals, but few that really have an impact. AKI really does do what they say they do-they raise visibility of the work of existing animal welfare organizations ad support the priorities of the animal welfare organizations, rather than being top-down and telling the organizations what to do with the funds AKI sends.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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?

2012

 
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AKI fills a huge gap for animal welfare organizations in poor countries. There are so few foundations and other grant making organizations that support animal welfare outside the US, Canada, EU, Australia. We help fill that funding gap (although so much more money is needed than what we are able to raise so far). I'm proud that we have such great relationships with all our partner organizations, as well as with other animal welfare orgs in poor countries, so we are able to let donors know just what their donations are doing, and we're helping some very worthy organizations that are not partners [yet!] to become stronger.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Animal Kind International is doing awesome and important work!

 
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Thank you AKI for all you do!! I hope that in future a lot more people will support this wonderful non profit! Love the updates and newsletters!

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

Receiving enough money from donors to help every single animal in this world!

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have known Karen Menczer for many years and there is not a finer, more focused and ingenious trail blazing volunteer/employer/employee living today.
This organization with her help and that of the other members is making a huge impact on the lives of our furry and not so furry friends who inhabit this green planet.
Kudos to you.

 
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Animal-Kind International has consistently supported Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras. AKI helps not only with financial support to treat, vaccinate and spay/neuter abandoned, sick and injured dogs and cats, they also help with food, construction, and paying people to help with the cleaning and upkeep of the shelter. Knowing they are there to support and give advice is a big plus in a country with little regard for animals left to die on the streets. They respond quickly to any inquiries made by tourists about animal welfare here.

 
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AKI has been a constant support, both financially and emotionally (thank you so much Karen for always being there with an understanding ear and great advise), from the very start of their great work. The vet I work with has been able to use the donated vet supplies sent by AKI to spay/neuter abandoned animals and to treat their illnesses. In Honduras, there is still a lot of work to be done in animal welfare, but thanks to AKI and their great director Karen, I am able to help lots of animals left to die in the streets of Tegucigalpa.

 
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AKI has helped Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras for the last seven years or so. Without their help, HHHH would not have the funds to help the stray dogs and cats on the streets of Tegucigalpa. These animals are provided with medicine, food, shelter, spay/neuter surgeries and yearly vaccinations thanks to AKI. Besides the financial and material support, Karen is always available to discuss any problems and provide helpful input. AKI helps some of the neediest animals in eleven countries and all donations they receive go to help the organizations in these countries who are helping these animals.

 
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Animal-Kind International has consistently helped the neediest of animals in Europe, Afica, Central America and the Caribe. They help with spay/neuter clinics for animals owned by individuals who would overwise be unable to afford this surgery. They have helped with financing construction of shelters at the dog refuge and with humane education talks at elementary, high schools and the universities here in Honduras. Karen Menczer, as the director of AKI. is always available to help in anyway possible to address the many animal welfare concerns here and in the other countries where her partner organizations work. AKI and Karen Menczer have been of immense help and I am incredibly in debt to them. Thank you from all the abandoned, homeless and sick animals you have helped. Gracias

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Animal-Kind has supported Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras almost from the start. Without their help, we could not rescue, spay/neuter and save so many abused and abandoned animals. Besides the economic support, AKI gives emotional support. They are my rock and I so depend on them.

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

A lot

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

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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AKI & Karen Menczer is the best Nonprofit! They are so kind and caring and helpful bringing food, shelter, medical as well as teaching children caring for our fellow animals on Earth it cant get any better than that so please donate to help them be able to always continue to bring these things to where they are needed to help make this World a better place, if not you than who? if not now than when? Be A Voice For The Voiceless and spread Kindness and Love to where it is needed most!
Thank you Karen & AKI for all you do to make a change in the world for innocent animals

 
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The nonprofit that I run has partnered with AKI for several years in an effort to get veterinary supplies to animals in need around the globe. Karen works tirelessly to deliver these supplies, often traveling to remote areas herself to be sure that veterinary equipment, medications, syringes, suture material, etc all make it to their destination. Thank you Karen for all of your hard work!

 
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I love when I donate to AKI that I get feedback on how my money is used to benefit the animals and organizations that I know need money desperately. I'm always so impressed with how much the organizations in these poor countries can do with so little money. The people who work for and volunteer for them are so dedicated, I'm happy to support them.
Stephanie M.

 
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I am very proud to be a board member of Animal-Kind International (AKI). AKI provides our partner organizations with critical supplies and services. We pay for spay and neuter days. We pay for emergency care for domestic animals. AKI also helps fund shelter buildings and repairs. AKI provides much needed food and medical supplies. AKI is a transparent nonprofit that gives 100% of all donations to our partner organizations.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I am a board member for Animal-Kind International so I know first hand what great work we do with our partner organizations in countries with very limited financial resources. The great thing is our organization is so transparent you can see everything we do. And 100% of your donation goes directly to one of our partners of your choice. We have no overhead. That means more spay and neuter days more humane education and more money going towards humane treatment of domestic work animals.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Animal Kind International is unique in giving all donations directly to partners orgs and does a great job of keeping donors informed with a website and a newsletter. I am proud to be on the board of this organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I first learned about Animal-Kind International (AKI) when I traveled to Yerevan, Armenia for work and was appalled and saddened by the treatment and attitude towards street dogs. In doing a search to try to find if there was a charity or shelter in Yerevan that I could donate to, I came across AKI and learned of their financial support of the country's only animal shelter. From my very first contact with Karen Menczer, I felt that this organization was quite different than other non-profits and exceptional in its dedication and service. The difference lies in the personal contact with donors and close familiarity of partner organizations and the devotion to transparency as also expected in its partner organizations. It is AKI's tireless campaigning for its cause and its always evolving creative communications, such as putting a face to the names of partner organizations through the AKI website and Facebook, that is also remarkable. I admire the commitment and authenticity of AKI and its director, Karen Menczer.

 
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