BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM

Rating: 4.87 stars   53 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  

1 person found this review helpful

Barn Cat Buddies is a great group to volunteer for! They are very appreciative, and it's wonderful that they recently got a grant and were able to get over 400 area feral cats fixed, for FREE! This will be a HUGE help come "kitten season". My favorite thing that BCB does is find homes for older cats. We have a lot of success with that and I am happy to play a small role in helping. The group is supportive of each other and provides advice to people with colonies that need to be fixed. Leadership is terrific to the volunteers -- I am a very busy person but it feels so good to do "just one more thing" for this group when needed. I just wish there were more barns to put the less social cats in -- their foster families are amazing, but full of cats!

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3 people found this review helpful

I have adopted three kitties from Barn Cat Buddies. I was so impressed with the members of this group and their dedication and tireless work toward promoting TNR and rescuing and caring for feral kitties that I had to get involved as a volunteer. Now my husband is involved as well.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

It has been my pleasure to get involved with BCB over the last few years, and I have so enjoyed doing so. After working with other rescue organizations, and working largely with dog foster, I became interested in the unique mission of BCB. It is such a blessing that a group out there looks into the problems and the causes behind the problems regarding animal welfare. They not only foster, adopt, fundraise, and organize friendly cat rescue, but have found the perfect solution for feral and semi-feral cats. These un-socialized cats can live a wonderful life as expert "rodent technicians" on farms, stockyards, vineyards, greenhouses, etc. This mission, along with a rigorous TNR program (and currently the FREE FELINE FIX) are working together to prevent the suffering and overpopulation of our community's cats. :-) Rock on Barn Cat Buddies!

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I can honestly say that with out a doubt. Barn Cat Buddies is my favorite non profit organization. They work very hard for the forgotten felines. The volunteers even take in cats that would otherwise be euthanized. These ladies work tirelessly trapping and caring for abandoned cats. Thank you BCB for caring.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I can honestly say I LOVE this organization. When I take a look at all the animals that would have been indiscriminately destroyed if not for this group, I am proud to call myself a supporter. As a member of the general public I have read the group’s P&L statements and wish most corporations were as transparent as Barn Cat Buddies. While the group has taken the high road refusing to react to their detractor, as an ‘outsider’ I am moved to comment. When an individual is removed from a board by 100% UNANIMOUS VOTE, one must wonder what type of behavior would elicit this type of reaction from the other members. Think about that when you read this person’s childish attempts to tarnish the group’s reputation. The result? A stronger rally around the group and its mission

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2 people found this review helpful

Over the years that I have been involved with Barn Cat buddies I have watched this group grow and do so much for so many . Rescues, trapping ferals, saving cats and dogs from trailer parks, adoption events, finding homes for the friendly cats and barns or stables, etc , for those truly feral cats, all having been vetted prior to placement , late night runs to the Vet with a sick or injured cat, and sleepless nights caring for a sick animal . This is just a small part of what this remarkable organization does .Since a large part of my time is spent saving cats from high kill shelters through out the south, I can attest to just what an incredible service Barn Cat Buddies is doing for Franklin County and the surrounding areas . If there were BCB groups all over the country the animals would benefit greatly .
The Board of directors have my full support and thanks for the tireless work that they do and their totally devotion to the welfare and care for the animals .
BCB is a beacon of hope for the animals !!

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?

2014

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Thank You so much for your kind words!!

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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I HAVE WORKED WITH BARNCAT BUDDIES FOR MANY YEARS AND THEY WITH ME. THE BCB EXPERIENCE IS NOTHING BUT POSITIVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE CATS THAT THEY ASSIST. THIS ORGANIZATION IS DOING GREAT THINGS TO FURTHER THE WELFARE OF COMMUNITY CATS. IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE DISADVANTAGED CATS TRANSFORM INTO HEALTHY PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF THEIR COMMUNITYS AND FAMILYS.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

PROVIDE MORE FUNDING AND MAKE MORE HOMES AVAILABLE FOR CATS THAT NEED RELOCATION.

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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