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November 5, 2012

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November 5, 2012

I first volunteered with FieldHaven as a foster and have gone on to do several other odds and ends. They are a very helpful organization with a lot of fun and upbeat people. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help with problem solving for cats in rough situations. I also love the new shelter that allows the cats access to both indoors and outdoors!

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 3, 2012
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November 3, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

I worked for FieldHaven as an Adoption Counselor at Pet Smart in Lincoln once a month until family health issues forced me to withdraw. I have a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management and have worked all my life with volunteers and worthy organizations. FieldHaven is among the best that I've had the privilege of working with. The volunteer and administrative commitment is extraordinary. Whether you are a cat person or not, FieldHaven deserves the most community support that we can give.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 2, 2012
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November 2, 2012
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From time to time my family and I have helped foster kittens until they are completely ready for adoption by a loving "forever" home. To hear some of the stories behind the rescue of most of the cats Fieldhaven has taken in is heart wrenching and, yet, heart warming. As a foster family, we are given everything we could ask for to insure our kittens are properly cared for. During the process of our fostering kittens, we are requested to bring our little furballs back in to Fieldhaven to have all the required veterinary care that guarantees each kitten is fit as a fiddle! The amazing part of Fieldhaven, to me, is their caring, warmth, compassion , and the genuine gratefulness they demonstrate each time I walk through their doors. They make everyone around them feel a part of something very special and for that I am thankful. Fieldhaven represents the kindness to cats that only angels could show.

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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

October 17, 2012

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October 17, 2012

I have had the opportunity to visit rescues and shelters all over the world, and I can say that without a doubt that FieldHaven is the best one I have ever seen! The spaces for the cats are big, clean, and safe. They have really figured out how to have the best interests of the cats at heart! It has been so much fun volunteering there.

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

Watching the cats be adopted to loving homes

Ways to make it better...

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

Not have a clue. They are so well organized I cannot think of anything that needs improving.

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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

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

Be closer to my home. :)

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

YES! Having just moved from out of state it has allowed me to make friends, and do something that I know has a positive impact on many lives.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I always feel welcome and valued when I walk in the door. It is huge for me because as a recent cancer survivor, there were lots of things I could not do, and then to move on top of it, I really felt lost and alone until I started volunteering at FieldHaven. Now I feel appreciated, valued, and I have made many friends there. I take everyone up there I can!

October 17, 2012

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October 17, 2012

I have been a volunteer with FieldHaven for over 5 years and the experience has been life changing. FieldHaven is one of the very few rescues that I know of in the Sacramento area that goes past adoption and provides community education and special programs directed at feral “community cats”. As part of the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) team I have personally been involved in trapping and spaying over 800 cats in our community. FieldHaven helps educate communities on how to manage feral populations by getting them spayed and vaccinated and reaping the benefits of rodent control in return for embracing a healthy, controlled population of free roaming community cats as part of their neighborhood. FieldHaven also runs a Barn Cat program to relocate feral cats from dangerous locations to safer locations with caretakers. The more time I volunteer at FieldHaven, the more inspired I am to take on more tasks. The board values every volunteer and client and listens to every suggestion and values our opinions. Everyone is very dedicated and the support and friendship offered by this organization has made it feel like an extended “family”.

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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

October 17, 2012

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October 17, 2012

FieldHaven will take in and make every effort to save those hard-to-place cats and kittens and give them shelter until adopted. As an example, we took in two orange tabby kittens that were found in a garbage dump. They were covered in feces, ringworm and fleas. They had been turned over to a local vet, who transported them to a local SPCA. Instead of euthanizing them, they contacted us on the chance that we could save them. They are thriving now! We do not euthanize. We have won the Best Non-Profit in the city of Lincoln, CA, for several consecutive years now. We have a small paid staff -- the rest of the "employees" are all volunteers. We have an extensive outreach program, enabling us to reach those who aren't able to come to our shelter. We also have an extensive on-line library of reference articles, and have referred many callers to specific writeups there. One of our main goals is education, as we make every effort to ensure responsible pet ownership. Another is our SNAP (spaying and neutering) program, offering low-cost procedures for our community's cats. We even transport them to and from the clinic, enabling those who have set working/commitment hours to have procedures done during those days.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

In the 5 years I have been a volunteer with FieldHaven's feral cat program, we have rescued over 800 cats and kittens and gotten them safe and loving homes. FieldHaven takes great pride in the care and socializing of the cats & kittens they receive to be sure they are put in homes where they will be loved and safe and be a wonderful companion for the person or family who adopts them. We also help our community get their pets spayed & neutered so there is not a population of unwanted cats running loose causing health problems.

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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

August 3, 2010

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August 3, 2010

Fieldhaven has been like a second home for me ever since I became a volunteer in August of 2006. I have loved the friendships that I have been able to form with other volunteers and with the staff members as well. This is not to mention the many many cat friends that I have had at Fieldhaven that I have help find their forever home. It does not matter whatever other problems that I might be going through each week, because I know once I am on my way to Fieldhaven I can almost close the door to the rest of the world around me and it's problems. This allows me to just have tons of fun each Monday when I visit Fieldhaven and spend time with the staff members, volunteer friends, and of course all of my feline friends as well. This is exactly why Fieldhaven is a very special place for me and I am very proud to be one of thier volunteers

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

Every adoption is celebrated as a victory for every cat that is adopted. I have seen as a volunteer how hard that Fieldhaven works to help as many cats and kittens that they possibly can. This is truly a no kill shelter.

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

The staff truly knows what they are doing and I completely6 trust the leadership. This organization is extremely well run

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

being able to be a part of a volunteer team that will do anything to help all cats get adopted

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

The staff is extremely knowlegeable and friendly at the same time. They are easy to talk to no matter what. The volunteers truly believe in the old saying where there is a will there is a way and they prove this with each adoption.

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

For One thing we would have a brand new state of the art shelter and we would never have to worry about turning a cat away, because of lack of space

Ways to make it better...

There is no way to make my volunteer experience any better. I love Fieldhaven and I always will.

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

Educating the people about spaying and neutering. We can talk about it untill we are blue the face, but the fact is that not everyone wants to listen.

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

Fieldhaven is by far the best Nonprofit that I have ever volunteered for.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 16, 2010

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July 16, 2010

I became involved with FieldHaven during a Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) project in my neighborhood. I live in a rural area quickly becoming overrun with feral cats. My neighbor started the project and I was happy to jump in. FieldHaven assisted us with traps, training, cages, free spay/neuter assistance, transporation, vacinations, and intake of tame cats. All in all, we processed over 50 cats just from our one street. I was so impressed with their dedication, love for animals, passion to make a difference, and outstanding shelter protocols, that I knew I wanted to be a part of this organization. I've been a volunteer at FieldHaven going on 4 years now. I started out doing TNR for others, and soon moved into Fostering, Adoption Counseling, Outreach, Newsletters, Graphic Assistance, and pretty much anything else they need. I am so proud to be part of the FieldHaven "family" and look forward to growing with the organization. If you've ever thought of volunteering, this is a great organization to be part of. If you've ever thought about adding a feline companion to your family, please check out FieldHaven kitties before you make a decision. We have strict health protocols to ensure you're getting the healthiest kitty possible, and you can't beat the post adoption support. Check out what FieldHaven is all about at www.fieldhaven.com. I think you'll be impressed at the difference a small organization can make.

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

TNR, fostering, spay/neuter education, adoptions, outreach, disaster assistance, and helping the community whenever there is a need. FieldHaven is so much more than a "shelter". It is a part of the community and always "giving back".

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 15, 2010

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July 15, 2010

I first came apon Fieldhaven when I was looking to adopt a cat.... 2 years have gone by since then, and i am proud to say I have 2 beautiful cats from Fieldhaven, and I am also a regular volunteer there. It's hard to believe that such a small orginazation could make such a difference. But they truly do, they have saved thousands of cats and kittens that would have otherwise been running around spreading diseases, having litters, and dying on the street... They are amazing people, and they are saving the world... One cat at a time ;)

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

I'm my opinon, the results of this orginazation cannot be measured in how MUCH they do, but how well they do it. They are a small orginazation with a big dream, and skills to deal with any cat situation that might occur. They truly save lives every day.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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