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January 27, 2012

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January 27, 2012

I adopted my dog after serving as a foster home for her while she was recuperating after being hit by a car. I am also currently fostering two puppies until they are old enough to be adopted. ADL is an amazing charity to work with. The staff is fantastic, and you can tell that they truly care about finding homes for these animals.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

January 20, 2012

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January 20, 2012

My Wife and I had our 2 family dogs (Bizcocho & Bella) stolen from us at gun point in Dec 2010. We came to the Animal Defense League, not to replace the 2 we lost in the robbery, but to fill the void in our hearts from such a tragic loss. The staff were very understanding and assisted us in our time of need. We adopted "Nacho & Lola" (Brother & Sister) in Jan 2011. We were so happy with these two, that we adopted a third pup "Moe"from the Animal Defense League the following July. We will never forget "Bizcocho & Bella" but are happy to have our "trio" in our lives. Many Thanks to the Animal Defense League in San Antonio, Texas!

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 16, 2012

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January 16, 2012

Over many years of living in San Antonio my family has adopted pets from them. I adopted my most recent kitty December 29, 2010. He is a happy, healthy loving little guy. My previous cat had passed away about six months prior to my adoption of Andre in 2010. I was having a hard time thinking about the kitty I had lost during the adoption process for Andre. I felt kind of dumb feeling so sad when I should have been jumping with joy that I was getting a new fur friend to bring home. The lady working with me was so kind & told me that it happens often when people adopt a new pet when they have lost a pet recently. She made me feel "normal" again. I always recommend to anyone who is wanting to adopt to go there. They have a wonderful facility, very nice personnel & the animals are happy & healthy & very well cared for as they wait for the forever home.

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 16, 2012

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January 16, 2012

We adopted a lab mix in November 2008. Cici has turned out to be the best dog ever! We were so impressed with the compassion and love that the ADL staff/volunteers provided the animals during our two visits. The adoption process was easy and we look forward to going back one day to adopt a cat.

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

December 3, 2011

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December 3, 2011

We adopted a precious little dog, Malcolm, in the 1990s who was part of our family for 16 years. I was impressed with ADL's commitment to find homes for dogs and cats, the careful interview process for adoptive "parents" and their strong links in the community with vets and dog training. I know they have strong leadership through their board - it is an organization worthy of support.

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

A lot

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

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 26, 2011

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August 26, 2011

I have adopted three dogs from the Animal Defense League. All three dogs have different issues that, if taken to many kill shelters in San Antonio, would have been cited as a cause to put them to sleep. However, the Animal Defense League took these dogs in and treated what issues they could and worked with the issues that could not be treated medically. They gave these dogs a second chance at life and happiness. Now, instead of being homeless dogs, these dogs live at home with me being spoiled and loved on as much as possible. I'm so grateful to the Animal Defense League for saving the lives of these animals so that these dogs could enrich my life.

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The dogs I have adopted from this shelter have enriched my life so incredibly.

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I would like them to be more involved in the community so that more people can adopt animals from them.

August 25, 2011

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August 25, 2011

The Animal Defense League is an incredible organization. They take animals from other facilities and bring them to their no-kill haven. I adopted two dogs from ADL - one that was on death row at the SPCA. Both are wonderful dogs. The dogs at ADL are socialized with other dogs and people which better prepares them for homes with multiple dogs. The staff is amazing and they're constantly working to educate the community on how to make San Antonio a no-kill city.

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I adopted two dogs from the Animal Defense League. They are both able to socialize with other dogs, kids, and people. They trained easily and bring so much joy to anyone they interact with.

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

Have a trainer more available for when new dog owners have questions.

August 25, 2011

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August 25, 2011

This agency has really turned around in the past few years. It had a terrible Executive Director a few years ago that cared nothing for the animals, only about his reputation in the community. Since his firing, the organization has been doing great things and will continue to do so under its current leadership team.

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many ways. The most important thing they have done recently is to increase the number of animals getting spayed or neutered for free or at a reduced cost.

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continue to work on staff training. When I was in there yesterday to bring back a foster kitten, I had to explain the process to the employee.

August 23, 2011

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August 23, 2011

I decided to start volunteering at ADL six months ago, and I am really impressed by the high degree of dedication and knowledge the staff and management shows in their daily work - from the well-run hospital and the adoption center to the kennel workers. I feel really blessed being able to contribute to this organisation, and can only recommend to anyone looking for a pet to check out the Animal Defense League.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

successfully helping families to find their forever dog or cat.

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

add evening hours for the public a few days per week.

August 23, 2011

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August 23, 2011

I have adopted 3 dogs from the ADL. All have been wonderful pets for my family. This organization goes to great lengths to ensure that they match the family with the proper pet. The facilities are always clean and inviting when you visit. My son volunteers at the ADL walking dogs, assisting in the hospital and thrift store. The staff is always very professional and provides proper training for the volunteers. The only problem with volunteering is that you wish you could take them ALL home! God bless the ADL for all they do for His creatures!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopting 3 dogs

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand their facilities to help more animals

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