Help of Raymore, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   48 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 17122 Bel Ray Pl Belton MO 64012 USA

Mission: Help Humane Society believes every animal deserves a chance, regardless of breed, handicaps, special needs or appearance. In fact, we tend to be drawn to the poor little victims that need help the most. The ones that wouldn''t have a chance at a kill shelter because they need some rehabilitation time before they are ready for adoption. Every animal that finds HELP gets any medical treatment or rehabilitation that they require, no matter what the cost. This can put a strain on the pocketbook, especially since we work strictly off donations. But, we wouldn''t have it any other way. Help Humane Society also spends a great deal of manpower, energy and resources on Feral Cat TNR. HELP has volunteers who specialize in this field, and work tirelessly every weekend, trapping and transporting the cats to and from the vet clinic where they are tested, vaccinated, spayed and released back into the neighborhood they know as home. This effort not only stops 10000''s of homeless kittens from being born on the streets but also maintains colonies and provides many advantages for the community where they are living.
Programs: HELP Humane purchased their own bldg in December 2012 after renting a facility for 7 years. This facility serves as a housing shelter for approx 150 homeless animals, mostly cats. The facility is as cageless as possible within the space restrictions. We have 8 rooms holding free roaming cats.We are heavily involved in Feral Cat TNR education and efforts, and provide the community with education, options and solutions to their homeless pet problems.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is such a great rescue/shelter. They don't turn animals away because it may cost them too much in vet bills, they take on the hard cases. They work tirelessly to get the furry ones to a point they can be adopted and they never give up on any of them, no matter how long they may be there. The nicest thing if the cat can be, they are roaming around a room not in a cage. I always know my donations go straight to the care of these kitties. These folks have stuck it out through thick and thin to ensure the right thing is being done for those they care for. I really can't say enough but these folks are tireless, dedicated, honest, friendly and they love what they do. That is why I donate when I can to them,

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HELP Humane is a wonderful animal shelter! Cyndi Dill and staff are so caring and concerned about the animals in their care. It is a tremendous free roam shelter where every furry is happy and loved.
Our family first became involved with HELP when our daughter was home from college one summer and started doing some volunteer work for them. Lauren volunteered with them for many years until she moved out of state but is still committed and sponsors a cat every year. They deserve any support people can give them--this is truly an incredible shelter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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After I had to euthanize my kitty Stanley, in 2010, I decided I would adopt again. I don't remember how I found Help Humane but I'm glad I did. I found the people in this organization really care about animals and go above and beyond to save as many as they can. This is especially gratifying to me since we 'kill' so many animals every year. I am a regular donor to Help Humane and I'm happy to do it.

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I donated supplies and funds for medical care to HELP. I was directed to the site by a friend's experience. After reading about Help when I had an opportunity to give, I did. At that time I was able to tour their facility. It's truly a home atmosphere. The animals are well loved. They are not stressed because they feel safe & cared for. The volunteers activlely seek out new homes for their charges but to those who cannot be adopted for health issues they are still welcomed. HELP feels like a big, loving, remarkable family!

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I first heard about Help from a friend who lives in the area. I was so impressed by my friend's recommendation and the website materials that I have been a donor for several years. The shelter environment is a very positive one and I been able to recruit several other donors from my part of the country. I only wish that there was a similar group in Maryland.

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

Watching the growth of the organization.

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

Expand the facility to care for additional animals.

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From the first moment I set foot in HELP, I knew that I was in a shelter unlike any other. Immaculately clean and cheerful, the animals seemed to be living a supervised freedom, taking turns peacefully enjoying life out of the confines of their cages. One got the feeling that the animals lucky enough to be rescued by HELP, did not feel imprisoned. By the end of my visit I realized that the answer was in the intensity of the love that undeniably permeated the facility. Three years have passed and through my involvement as donor, shelter buddy and sponsor my respect and gratitude have only grown for this organization who cares for EVERY animal as a member of the family. And this is a family that does not deny the best treatment possible to its old and sick. I have no doubt that there are other wonderful animal shelters with hardworking selfless individuals, but there could never be another shelter anywhere that could hold a candle to this amazing shelter nonpareil!

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

I sponsored a cat I fell in love with but could not adopt. The cat became very ill. The owner knew how I felt about this particular cat and emailed me every day as to the cat's progress. She personally took the cat to the vet numerous times, trying everything possible to cure the cat, and when it was apparent the cat was too ill to survive, she stayed up with it all night at the shelter holding it in her coat to keep it comfortable and warm.

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

Convey to the world how unique this shelter is so that they would never have any financial worries.

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I have adopted 3 cats from HELP Humane over the last 5 years and started volunteering there last fall. It is an unusual mostly free roaming shelter with couches and chairs for the cats and the visitors. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the cats and kittens so they are very well socialized. I have seen frightened cats who are new to the shelter become calm and friendly after a week or so due to the gentle care they receive. HELP also takes in animals who are special needs and have various medical problems unlike other shelters in this area. It is just a great organization.

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

the cats I adopted from them and the good outcomes I see as a volunteer.

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

find a way to keep them from closing due to financial constrainst.

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Awesome experience with them. They truly do care about animals and saving their lives. I am a Shelter Buddy and feel very good about donating to them every month. Keep up the great work that you do.

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The lives that they save..

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None.

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HELP Humane is a very special rescue and one of the few truly no kill shelters in the country. HELP does its best to save as many animals as possible, and takes in animals whether they are healthy, sick, or have long-term ailments such as FIV, feline Leukemia, and other disorders. I had recently become a Shelter Buddy, pledging to donate $10/month to help this amazing organization keep it's doors open.

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

seeing all of the lives they ave saved.

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

find them more steady streams of donors and money.

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I am extremely picky about the organizations I support. HELP Humane is a TRUE no-kill shelter for abused/abandoned animals. They take in animals that no other shelter will and do what is necessary to give them another chance to find a furever, loving home. I have recently become a Shelter Buddy, as they need assistance to keep their doors open. It would truly be a shame to lose such a caring group of people that care so much for the animals whose lives they touch. Can you find it in your heart to be a Shelter Buddy? www.shelterbuddies.org

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

All the animals who are saved from kill shelters and are given another chance at a loving home.

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

Find them all the Shelter Buddies they could handle!

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