BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM

Rating: 4.86 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 777 Hardy VA 24101 USA

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2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I cannot say enough great things about Barn Cat Buddies. We have a Horse farm on SML and I was approached to adopt 2 cats. Diane brought out a 3 tired cage, toys and food. I just cracked up as we have 43 horses, 8 dogs, 4 cats, in the house, pigs, a goat, and a sheep. I told her, " I can handle the food". The fact that she cared enough, as a rescue person to bring food here, made us instant friends. Our barn is large, and we have lots of room. There where more cats in need, meaning close to euthanasia. Over the course of two years,Diane has brought more to us, and they have all been an absolute joy. Some stayed at the barn, one came to the house, and one re-homed himself with the neighbor ( who is so happy with him). I cannot say enough great things about Barn Cat Buddies, I personally have 8 new friends who make me smile every day. Like I stated earlier, they are all a joy!!!!
Lisa Dabareiner- Fish n Fun Farm.

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Thank You so much Lisa. And thank you for helping the cats through the years find safe haven at your farm. You and your family and staff are such wonderful people.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Barn Cat Buddies is a group of talented individuals that go the extra mile to help a cat in need.

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Thank you for your kind words!!!

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

In response to the catlovers12 comment and those that read it before it was removed, I would like to comment on the vehicle part of the statement. My husband and I were the ones that donated that vehicle and it was donated to BCB with the understanding that the current president, Sara Stein, would drive it solely since she is the one that does trapping, vetting and transporting on a regular basis (daily). The vehicle had over 150,000 miles on it and when it started to have mechanical problems, needed new tires, etc., Sara offered to purchase it from BCB....CONTINUE to use it for the purpose of benefiting BCB AND pay the expenses on it. Sara pays for repairs, insurance, taxes and gas. My husband and I were contacted and asked if that arrangement was good with us and of course, it was a win/win for us all. Please understand that as a fairly young 50lC, we have growing pains but we continue to strive to save lives and we have worked very hard to retain a good, solid reputation with local animal control and with the general public. Thank you for your continued support!!!!

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Thank you for clarifying what we do. You and your husband are a special support for BCB, and the Board is so fortunate for having you on board.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I like many other people who have helped BCB started out as strictly a "dog person".
I have seen the difference they make in the community with feral cats. I always attend any fundraising even that I can...they are professional and fun. A great combination. They are making a difference in the feral cat population in this county.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I couldn't disagree more with catlover12. I have been a donor for the last 5 years, and Barn Cat Buddies is one of my most highly regarded charities. I carefully screen each of the charities that I support, and I know that Barn Cat Buddies is a well run organization, staffed by volunteers who have dedicated their lives, and have worked tirelessly, to save animals that would otherwise be lost. I know the officers of this organization and they spend their own funds to help animals in distress, even in times when the organization lacked funds. I would encourage catlover12 to raise any concerns directly with the board of directors, rather than posting an anonymous blog that is based on incorrect facts.

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Thank You so much Kimberly. We are so fortunate (as well as the kitties) to have you in our corner here. We are so happy you 'get' what we are all about!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I refer to this group as my boots on the ground charity. The volunteers are in constant action, helping animals, finding forever homes and caring for animals in need. I am a proud sponsor of this dedicated group of volunteers.

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

Make it larger to help with more animals.

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?

2014

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Thank you so much for your kind words Kimberly - we are honored to have you on our team!! Love You, Diane

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered for Barn Cat Buddies for years and it saddens me to think someone would use a blog to throw out accusations such as these. They are always willing to help and go out of their way to do so. This person should request a board meeting so their specific complaint(s) can be addressed properly and discussed. As for financials, you can go to "guide star" and see them for yourself.

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Thank You so much for those kind words. We don't understand the motives for the negative and untruthful review that was posted that day but we are heartened by all the positive things the people who really 'know us' have said. You can't keep a good organization down!! We are going to keep trucking and won't let negative comments affect us. Thank You

Rating: 5 stars  

Barn Cat Buddies has saved the lives of several cats - and dogs. The volunteers work diligently to find homes for these animals as well. More communities should be lucky enough to have people like those at Barn Cat Buddies as guardians for the many animals who need places to live and be safe.

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Thank You for your kind words Chris. It surely 'takes a village' and we are so happy for the help of the amazing volunteers that make up BCB.

Rating: 5 stars  

Barn Cat Buddies is such a blessing to the community. This is a terrific organization that has made it its focus to help cat colonies and ferals that are out there fending for themselves. For most people it's much easier to ignore these cats, well these folks don't! There couldn't be a more dedicated group of people. I applaud their efforts.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful organization out to help the homeless cats.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Barn Cat Buddies was doing TNR in our area before almost anyone knew what the initials stand for. I met Diane, the founder, years ago when I was doing scrapbooking programs. I started helping her feed a feral colony almost by accident. She had trapped, neutered and returned over a dozen cats to the colony. This was in 2007 and I have been feeding that colony ever since There were 16 cats when I started but over the years, I have rehomed fifteen, two died of natural causes, some were dropped off (they were rehomed) adopted two myself, and we now have five in the colony, whom I see and feed every day. I have also helped Diane with feeding and trapping other colonies. Now with Sara as president and the organization has expanded and associated with Angels of Assisi, they are doing fantastic work with and for cats and those who love and care for them. There are hundreds of casts alive and happy today because of Barn Cat Buddies' efforts.

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

It would take a miracle, but I would like to see the people of this area be more responsible for their cats and give Barn Cat Buddies less work to do. Wouldn't that be a perfect world?

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?

2013

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