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March 9, 2013

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March 9, 2013

Fancy Cats is a wonderful local organization making a difference far beyond our community. Many organizations look to FCRT as a leader in cat rescue. I've adopted from FCRT, I've volunteered, I've been Volunteer Coordinator, and I'm a donor and supporter.

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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?

2013

August 12, 2012
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August 12, 2012
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I have been volunteering for FCRT since 2008 and I think they are a wonderful TRUE No-KILL rescue. They honestly care for the cats and try to do what is right for them. They stayed focused to their mission and do not discriminate. They are willing to take on the cats that other rescues wont and they amazingly find them true loving lifetime homes. They do not treat it as a business but as a responsibility to the community and all life. They always go ABOVE and BEYOND what would typically be done to ensure the cats stay happy healthy and loved. They have always taken back a cat even years down the road should the home not keep them. THEY CARE and this is why I continue to foster and volunteer with them.

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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 16, 2012
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January 16, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

I worked with Fancy Cats Rescue Team and found them to be very lacking in all the basics. Some of the volunteers were very cold and unfriendly, they did not make the experience pleasant at all. I would not recommend them to anyone considering a volunteer role in a rescue organization.

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

Unpleasant volunteers and rude treatment.

Ways to make it better...

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

Do nothing, just find another rescue group.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

Nothing.

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

No.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Not good at all.

November 10, 2010

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November 10, 2010

Has always helped with rural cats and kittens that have no hope but a kill-shelter for adoptions. There are no local rescue groups but one that is overwhelmed with one person trying to do it all. They have worked with local shelter and taken cats that were scheduled for euthanasia.

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

Adoptions for unwanted cats.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get as many fosters as I could

November 10, 2010
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November 10, 2010
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I have been associated with Fancy Cats Rescue Team for several years. And I can honestly say that they are one of the only local groups that continues to reach out to the community. They try to help cats on death row at local shelters and are indiscriminate in who they take--older cats, sick cats, bottle babies, YOU NAME IT! They also try to reach out to owners who must relinquish a pet by helping them advertise the cats and screen potential adopters. This is a fantastic group of hard-working cat lovers who go above and beyond.

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

I have seen the results of Fancy Cats Rescue Team's hard work!

Ways to make it better...

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

More funding: so that they can continue to pay for extreme medical care for the cats that come from area shelters. Many of these cats arrive with disease that require special attention and can cost hundreds of dollars. Shelter: I would also like to see them have their very own facility where unadoptable cats could happily live out their lives.

August 28, 2010
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August 28, 2010
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Fancy Cats has saved many wonderful cats over the years. I personally have adopted several cats from the group, and volunteerd much of my time. Sadly, Fancy Cats has little to no organizational structure, and as a group it is very poorly run. There is no leadership, no structure, no organization, and this really hurts the animals. I am very disappointed with the direction of this group and feel that in a relatively short period of time, it will shut down.

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

Very poor treatment of foster homes and little value placed on volunteers.

Ways to make it better...

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

Disband it and start again from scratch with different leadership.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Rescuing many wonderful cats.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Mostly great people, though some were very rude and difficult.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Fail, unless it became better organized.

Ways to make it better...

There were some structure to the organization and some appreciation of volunteers and fosters, of which there is almost none.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Stability, organization, and leadership problems.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This group is totally disorganized.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 9, 2010

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January 9, 2010

I fostered three orphaned kittens. They were so young, I had to know how to get them to learn things their mother would have taught them. I had to bottle feed them, which is a lot harder than it sounds. One of them ended up being a special needs cat- so I needed help figuring out what was wrong with him and how to make him the best cat he could be. And every bit of the way, I received support from volunteers. If someone didn't know the answer to a question, they would direct me to someone else who was sure to know. If my cats needed shots, medicine, or a vet visit, they got it. My cats were posted on the Internet by another volunteer. Other volunteers helped with the formal adoption process. If I went away on a trip, the cats were able to stay somewhere else till I got back. If I wasn't capable of doing something- like give shots or microchip, another volunteer would do it for me. Even with all the support, it was a lot of work on my part- but well worth it. Every single one of my cats are in homes where I know they'll never have to worry about where they'll be tomorrow- because they're in real forever homes. And I've met so many people while volunteering- other volunteers and people stopping by at adoption fairs.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the great feeling I have every time a cat finds a forever home. I also feel great when success stories are sent in :-).

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very nice and very helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 15, 2009

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April 15, 2009

I was introduced to Fancy Cats in October 2006 when I was adopting 2 new kitties. I was so impressed with the professionalism of the volunteers, their knowledge of acclimating a new cat into a home, and many other feline issues that I decided to become a volunteer myself. Once I became a volunteer and I realized everything that went on "behind the scenes", I was even more impressed with the dedication of the President, Cathy Awad, as well as many of the other volunteers, who give an incredible amount of their own time to make sure that all the cats receive appropriate care and are adopted to the right people. The thing I like best about Fancy Cats is that it is not about the numbers. They would rather continue to take care of an animal then to adopt them to anyone questionable. They screen all adopters and have no problem saying no if the fit is not right. Having said that, I would not be opposed to instituting a brief (even one day) waiting period prior to adoptions just in case some relevant information could come to light in that time, for example via interview with the listed veterinarian that might not have been available at the time of adoption. I will continue to support Fancy Cats in the future in one form or another. It is a fantastic organization filled with dedicated members who work selflessly to help as many animals as they possibly can. I highly recommend this organization to anyone who is looking for the right new feline addition to the family.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interacting with the volunteers and the many people I get to meet while working at adoption events.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 12, 2009

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April 12, 2009

Awesome organization to be a part of! This is the only all-cat no-kill organization I am aware of and I am honored to donate my time.

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

Each time a cat is adopted the organization is a success.

Ways to make it better...

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

Lobby for a shelter; all of our cats are taken in by volunteer foster parents or live at the PetSmart centers.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing that each time a cat is adopted a life is saved and the family will be enriched by the cat.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Sincere, caring and dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Prevent the euthanization of more innocent, adoptable and lovable kitties, which is our ultimate goal.

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

We are limited by our funding and our available fosters. If we had more foster parents we could save more lives, and funding would help in many aspects of saving the cats.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am honored to donate my time to this organization :)

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 9, 2009

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April 9, 2009

I have been a volunteer for Fancy Cats Rescue Team for a few years. The group is exceptionally dedicated to pulling as many cats as possible from kill shelters. In recent times, they have taken so many cats that have been given up due to the fallout from the difficult economy. They have a lot of cats in their system, but the many volunteers pull together to do the best they can working to find the best homes for these cats. Fancy Cats works tirelessly with hard-to-adopt cats like the one I have fostered for about 6 months - Devo, a scruffy senior cat who was likely given up because of hard economic times. I will continue my association with this hard-working group.

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

the number of hard to adopt cats that the group does not give up on.

Ways to make it better...

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

improve communications

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping the animals and meeting others with the same goal.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, and handled many difficult situations without backing out.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

rescue huge amounts of animals and have a spectactular shelter.

Ways to make it better...

the group had been a bit more organized.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

probably money

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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