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June 20, 2013
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June 20, 2013
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The review just below this one is wrong on so many levels. First off, 90% of AAVA's rescued animals are in foster homes of volunteers, most of whom have full time jobs and families. All sick dogs or cats pulled from the shelter are nursed back to good health, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and treated by a veterinarian for every possible ailment prior to being offered for adoption. Where AAVA differs from many other rescues, and why their financial situation may be on the critical list, is due to the fact they don't just pick and choose the cute puppies or purebred dogs whose adoption fees will more than cover what it costs to have them vetted. I foster for them and everything that I need for my fosters is always responded to. If having 3 fosters, (all of whom are treated the same as my own 2 dogs; well fed and allowed to take up space on furniture) make me a so-called "hoarder", then so be it. Potential adopters are screened and follow-ups are done by volunteers. A small percentage of healthy rescued dogs are boarded, but only because there is a lack of available foster home space. Those in boarding along with fosters are taken to pet adoption events weekly.

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It is the public, not the rescue that I would like to make changes to.

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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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

January 15, 2013

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January 15, 2013

Is see that five reviews were submitted on one day. All glowing.
AAVA has fallen so far from their heyday. They are glorified hoarders, keeping dogs in boarding, some for years. They have mismanaged their funds so badly that they cannot pay for the care of the animals they have in boarding and
the quality of the care the animals are getting is substandard.
They are so desperate to unload the animals they have, that they are placing them without any reference checks or follow-up.
If you want to help the animals of Vermilion Parish, adopt or rescue the dogs yourself. Do NOT sponsor dogs who will end up in the appalling "care" of AAVA.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 17, 2012
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October 17, 2012
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Day after day, this organization fights fr the lives of animals destined to a horrific death by gas chamber. It's non-stop. Everytime they manage to take pictures of anumals, get them posted and literally beg for fosters, adopters, rescues, for any one to help them out in any way imaginable, they SOMEHOW pull it off. I understane they have a great following and many prayers are sent to help them save all those beautiful animals, prayers are often not enough. And yet....they struggle and fight ti make it happen. And just when everyone breaths a sigh of relief knowing what they have accomplished. The sheltters are full again, There isn't a days rest. Animal Aid for Vermilion Area are an AMAZING cohesive group of people that are undaubted by adversity. I am cannot begin to tell you the lengths they went to, to make sure the 2 dogs I adopted from them arrived safely from LA to CO. Because of their dedication I am blessed everyday with two funny little dogs from Louisiana. May God continue to Bless their endeavors!!

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 17, 2012
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October 17, 2012
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I foster and transport for this rescue.These ladies amaze me at their loving,nurturing dispositions and passion to save owner surrendered or stray animals from a horrific death in a gas chamber.I currently have 5 of their foster dogs and have driven countless animals to their new leases on life.Because of this organization,I have hope in humanity again!

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 17, 2012
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October 17, 2012
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This charity is amazing. They save companion animals from a high kill gas chamber facility that allows no public adoptions. The only hope for these animals is through rescue. They are an extremely hard working group of volunteers with families and jobs that devote every spare minute to fight against this horribly inhumane form of euthanasia.

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 17, 2012
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October 17, 2012
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Animal Aid for Vermillion Area (AAVA) a 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization that saves dogs and cats from the gas chamber in the high-kill shelter in Kaplan, Louisiana that offers no adoption program to the public. Pets who are brought may be killed within 4 days in an gas chamber where it takes 45 minutes or longer for the dogs to die. AAVA has rescued over 1,600 dogs and 500 cats from the shelter, sending them to other animal rescues, foster homes, adopting them to the public and maintaining the remainder themselves -- covering all vetting and transportation charges. They work very hard to promote the animals and find families for them and they've gained the trust and respect of the shelter in Kaplan, which makes an effort to work with AAVA. We are a foster home to one of the dogs AAVA saved. AAVA desperately needs more support from the community to continue doing the amazing work they've been doing.

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Life-changing

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2012

October 17, 2012
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October 17, 2012
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Animal Aid for Vermillion Area (AAVA) is a 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization that saves dogs and cats from the gas chamber in the high-kill shelter in Kaplan, Louisiana. Of course, all high-kill shelters are abominable places, but the one in Kaplan is its own kind of hell: the facility is only about animal and rabies control, it has no adoption program to the public, and pets who are brought there are killed within 4 days unless reclaimed or rescued. And they aren't humanely euthanized -- they are tortured to death in an archaic gas chamber where it takes approximately 45 minutes for a healthy dog to be killed, even longer for puppies and pregnant, senior or sick dogs. In the past 18 months, AAVA has rescued over 1,600 dogs and 500 cats from the shelter. Of those, approximately 400 dogs and all the cats were taken by other rescues; AAVA took the rest. This means that seven completely focused, devoted, determined, amazing core volunteers rescued 1,200 dogs.

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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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