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September 9, 2013

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September 9, 2013

I have volunteered with the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley for several years, both on the adoption floors and in the surgery room. I can assure you that it is NOT a kill shelter. Animals stay with AHS until they are adopted. The staff at the Humane Society are very caring and will go to the ends of the earth to make sure that each and every animal finds a happy "forever home". They also have several programs that help shy pets grow more accustomed to humans: Project Pit Bull and Courageous Kitties. I can certainly debunk Pamela's assertion that the Golden Valley Humane Society is a kill shelter, because it is not. They take every single animal into their care that is brought to them and will NEVER kill an animal because they don't have enough room for it. That is simply absurd.

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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

April 25, 2013

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April 25, 2013

I am not in agreement with the positive feedback from others. This shelter is a kill shelter and the funds seem to be used to glorify the organization, the top officials and not for the animals. Very expensive and they do not do anything other than health checks

Pam Googe

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 26, 2012

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November 26, 2012

The Animal Humane Society does such wonderful work! They are a caring and dedicated group of staff and volunteers. I have a cat my mom adopted from the Society years ago - - he's now 22 years old! He is such a joy. I've participated in the Walk for Animals the last 10 years, and am looking forward to next year's Walk. If you spend any time at the Society, you can see first hand the wonderful care given to these animals. And not only do they provide support for our community, they help other communities across the country due to natural disasters and other hardships. A wonderful organization!

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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

August 5, 2012

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August 5, 2012

I adopted a dog from the Animal Humane Society in the spring of 2012. I could not be more pleased or satisfied with my experience. My dog originally came from an overcrowded shelter in Alabama, and the AHS accepted her and several other pets that didn't have a home or potential adopters down south. Despite being a few pounds underweight, she was healthy and happy when I adopted her. She had all her shots, was tested for heartworm (negative), tested and treated for worms, and was recently spayed. The AHS sterilizes ALL dogs and cats before adoption to help reduce pet overpopulation. She was also clean and I could tell she was loved and well cared for during her short stay at the shelter. My family and friends have always adopted their pets from the Animal Humane Society, and I will continue to be a donor and client because the work they do is nothing short of amazing.

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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

December 22, 2011

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December 21, 2010

I am a donor/ Client Served/ General Member of the public. It's a shame that there are so many outpoken people who are negative to the AHS. They do wonderful work for both the community and the anim... more

December 22, 2011

This is a very wonderful, worthy nonprofit organization. They have new and innovative ideas. Some of these ideas have been implemented and are making a difference.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

December 21, 2010

I am a donor/ Client Served/ General Member of the public. It's a shame that there are so many outpoken people who are negative to the AHS. They do wonderful work for both the community and the animals they serve. It is a difficult time for everyone with the economy and they are just one of the organizations that are trying to help make a difference to so many lives, both animal and people. They not only help unwanted/stray animals they help with education in the community and strive to provide enrichment programs to local organizations (schools and therapy). We can ill afford to put down such a dedicated group of people who work so tirelessly to serve so many.

I will ALWAYS continue to help support this organization both financially and through my speech and actions. I hope others will speak up for themselves and stop letting the minority speak for the majority through default!

These people should be ashamed of themselves. If you cannot help then I challenge you to help find a solution and stop just protesting. The old addage that if you aren't part of the solution then you are part of the problem definately applies.

The Great!

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

the fruits of their hard work protecting and providing for these deserving animals.

Ways to make it better...

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

give teh a much larger budget so they could care for more deserving animals.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I am a staunch animal advocate and there was no single prompt to support the AHS.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Because there was a need and I had the extra money to try to help the best I could.

What would you tell others about this organization?

I would educate them to the many services this organization provides on so many levels. Most people only see them as euthanizing animals the sad reality is that yes this does happen but not lightly and there is usually a medical reason behind the decision. It is not malicious.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 19, 2011

I am volunteer who rescues dogs from the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. I began partnering with the Animal Humane Society in May of this year and it has become a beautiful partnership.

Every person I have worked with has been professional, kind and most of all, every
one of them has an undying passion for saving every animal they can and for those they cannot, making their last days on this earth as good as they can be.

I would not be able to do what I do without them.

I have attached a link to a blog I wrote about my partnership with AHS.

http://leechlakelegacy.blogspot.com/2011/07/ahs-mnpaw-and-leech-lake-beautiful.html

Jenny Fitzer

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

I work with them on a weekly and sometimes daily basis regarding the dogs I bring down from the Reservation. Placement, fostering, rehoming, etc.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them more resources so they are able to help more animals.

August 18, 2011

I've attended classes, volunteered and adopted family pets from the Animal Humane Society since I was a kid (30+ years). It is a wonderful, compassionate organization that truly cares about animal welfare.

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

the past 30 years. They provide care for an unbelievably large number of animals each year.

Ways to make it better...

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

give them more money so they could even better serve our community.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

They recently completed a volunteer survey and have been making a number of changes to improve the volunteer experience. I have nothing on my "wish list."

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

We've fostered close to 100 animals and it has been incredibly fun and rewarding to know all of these animals have found permanent homes. In addition, I have been able to learn more about animal welfare legislation in Minnesota and the difficult process of trying to "change the system."

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 11, 2011

I volunteer now, but have been a customer in the past. I got my cat there about 8 years ago, and my husband says there has never been, or will ever be, 2 beings that love each other more. Now I'm giving back my time and getting to know canines, so that I can soon make an informed decision on my first dog companion!
AHS is no perfect, because animal welfare is not either. Of course I wish there was no euthaniasia, but I know AHS does as well. It's a necessary evil, and their funding supports education and programs aimed at reducing population and 100% placement rates.
They're a wonderful organization filled with caring, selfless people and adoring animals! They even take in wildlife.

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

Helping people adopt and adopting myself.

Ways to make it better...

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

enable them to go no-kill.

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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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

More volunteers, and therefor more interaction with the animals.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Rewarded, fullfilled and bursting with love.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 10, 2011

They assist thousands of animals each year find a new home.

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

I am involved in several volunteer opportunities at AHS as well at teaching in the training school. I have adopted two wonderful dogs from them and would not hesitate to do so in the future. They are also in the process of opening a spay/neuter clinic for lower income individuals.

Ways to make it better...

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

wish that there were enough homes in the Twin Cities for every adoptable animal.

August 9, 2011

Between 1991 and now, our family has adopted 7 animals from AHS. They have all been wonderful additions to our family. The staff at AHS are helpful, caring and know their animals. We feel the organization is a leader and strong voice in the Minnesota animal welfare community. The organization has made positive changes to its programs over the years and continues to improve the work it does. We are proud to have been part of the organization as donors, adopters and a volunteer.

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

the addition of animals to our family.

Ways to make it better...

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

continue to expand the low cost spay/neuter program.

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