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February 18, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 18, 2011

I have fostered many dogs through Friends of Animals and also adopted our dog Danny from Friends of Animals after fostering him.
FOA does an amazing job of helping to place dogs and cats in permanent homes.

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

We adopted our dog Danny through Friends of Animals

Ways to make it better...

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

Help to provide them with more resources.

February 18, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 18, 2011

The Friends of Animals Utah organization is incredible. They are very professional yet they make you feel like you live next door. I have been very impressed with their care for animals and REALLY wanting to match up the perfect pet with its new home.

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

We have been looking for a pet to adopt and

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

I would not change anything.

February 18, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 18, 2011

Eight years ago we lost our wonderful 20 year old cat, Georgie. When the time came to bring a new cat to our home, we visited both theWasatch County shelter and Summit County FOA....we adopted a kitten from each! Both are delightful cats and we love them as we did our Georgie. Summit FOA had lots of animals from which to choose and the volunteer helped us make our choice, showing us every cat and letting us hold them. We were looking for a male kitten and brought home a sweet son of a feral mother. When we took "Toby" to be fixed, we learned that he was really Zoey! Can't always tell when they're that young.

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

Adopting a kitten. The stories that i read of the good works performed are heartwarming.

Ways to make it better...

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

none

February 18, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 18, 2011

FOAU brings out the very best in people. In giving humans the opportunity to help animals in great need, FOAU ends up helping both. They are so organized and energetic in their efforts to save dogs and cats in our community. I am fostering a puppy who could not go to the shelter (there was parvo there) but wasn't vaccinated yet to be taken in by FOAU. The director mobilized vaolunteers to take these 5 week old pups and provide their care for 2 weeks until FOA could adopt them out.

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

having a safe and trustworthy place to refer people to to adopt and volunteer

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

get them into the media more

February 18, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 18, 2011

We have adopted 2 animals from Friends of Animals, a dog and a cat. When we were looking for our dog, the staff was great about not being too pushy. We went back weekly until we found the perfect dog. The adoption process was quick and easy. And Charlie is now a great part of our family. We also adopted a kitten from FOA. It's great what supplies they include with your adoption. I will only adopt an animal from FOA because I know that they were treated well when they arrived and they are healthy :)

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They are amazing at what they do. They are friendly and truly care about the animals they are saving.

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

Nothing... they are great!

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

I have two wonderful dogs thanks to the great work done by Friends of Animals, Utah in Park City Utah. Both of my big buddies were rescued from "kill shelters" cared for and loved until my adoption. Without this fantastic organization my noble beasts would not have been allowed to survive. In these difficult financial times Friends of Animals, Utah is a ray of hope to all abandoned and in need animals and very deserving of any financial support available.

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February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

The staff was wonderful. I stopped in a couple of times and did not find a fit for me. I gave some personal information and expressed what I was looking for in a dog and low and behold a couple of weeks later I was united with an adorable chihahua/pug (maybe?) mix. The staff gave me a three day grace period just to make sure the transition was smooth. They also supplied me with a crate, dog food, and a sweater. Well it's been two years later and I could not imagine my life without my Bruno.

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

Park City, Utah in 2008

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

Really not a thing.

February 15, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

I am a client served, donor and member of the general public in Park City and have been aware of FOA since their inception. I've been continuously impressed with their accomplishments in serving animals in need of good care and homes and how they continue improving on that as they expand. This organization is run with great compassion and a high level of professionalism, drawing in volunteers with the same qualities.

Two of our cats were adopted from FOA and both were healthy and had been well cared for while there. I appreciated that the "adoption" process was thorough enough to be certain that we were serious about providing a good and safe home.

Summit County is fortunate to have them here.

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

Adopting cats, attending fundraisers, donations

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them more money.

February 15, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

I started volunteering with Friends of Animals Utah (at the Heber Valley Animal Shelter) several weeks ago and am already tremendously impressed with the level of dedication and selfless service exhibited by everyone I have come in contact with. The volunteer staff works with me to accomodate a crazy work/travel schedule so that I have this opportunity to give back, the site manager there calmly and professiionally takes excellent care of the animals while at the same time encouraging and guiding the volunteers. For an animal lover, its always hard to see energetic pets in cages. But these animals clearly get a great deal more attention and love as a result of the well-organized nature of Friends of Utah. Volunteers are lined up several days of every week, which I know means these deserving animals get some respite from their cages and encouragement to remain the loving, healthy animals that will make great adoptees when the time is right.

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

seeing how the animlas, despite having to be stuck in cages so much, are loving and playful and socialized, due to the frequency with which they are handled, cared for, played with, cuddled. The caring nature of the staff and volunteers means that these animals really are given some dignity and a second chance.

Ways to make it better...

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

change the rules so that donors can specifiy that money donated can be specifically routed to the Heber Shelter. Local donors, like me, would like to support the local facility particularly.

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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?

Some

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?

Perhaps keep a list of items that need doanting, chores or longer term fioxes that need to be done/made so that we can make the greatest impact on our own without a lot of hand holding.

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

I juststarted but already I certianly feel like I will meet friends through this association. The immediate effect is simply one of inner peace, feeling good about giving soem porion of my time and energy to those in greater need (the animals!).

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Useful, compassionate.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 15, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

I have been so impressed with The Friends of Animals Utah organization and the extraordinary progress they have made in Summit and Wasatch counties. I started volunteering with them about a year ago, and in that short time they have worked continually to forge an agreement with the city of Heber that resulted in changing their animal shelter to a 'no-kill' shelter. We have adopted and saved hundreds of dogs and cats and increased public awareness of pet responsibility through neuter and spay programs and the trap and release program of feral cats. We are attracting more and more volunteers who are inspired to work for a common goal: that no animal should have to put down simply for existing.

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

Seeing that more and more animals have a shorter stay at the animal shelter, are more comfortable when they are there and are adopted quickly.

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

work harder to increase funds and try to spread to surrounding counties.

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