HISS & SPIT INC

Rating: 3.71 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 230052 Brooklyn NY 11223 USA

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7 people found this review helpful

Being that the temperature hit 90 degrees that day and it was 5:00pm and it was still miserable out, I found it odd that any rescuer would have any animal out in the heat all day long while in the sun. They did have two small umbrellas which you can tell did not protect them very much from the burning heat. They did have fans which the air was blocked by toys. And since most rescuers use newspaper to cover the bottom of the cage since its easier to clean up, they had a winter blanket which must have made it even hotter for them. Plus they were peeing and pooping on the blanket and were forced to lay in the stained blanket as they could not properly clean it! One kitten had poo on it while another was wet! Not to mention as they fumbled to try to clean it one kitten almost got out if I didn't catch it! Not to be too judgemental but for an organization with a 501(c)3 in which you have to pay a hefty price to be part of I find it odd they they had raggedy signs, flyers and equipment. Their website has almost no info on it. And both woman were not helpful and unfriendly. Something is up with place and seems pretty sketchy. Be forewarned!

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

as a fellow rescuer who has done these sort of events before (like the day before)and can tell something is a bit wrong.

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

A complete overhall. I don't feel like the rescuers might have the best intentions. There was an uneasy feeling with them. Plus they seemed a bit unexperienced. They should be checked out by the ASPCA just in case.

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

Kittens seemed to be in somewhat good health.

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

Unhelpful. Not friendly. Seemed in a bad mood.

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

help a lot of kittens.

Ways to make it better...

They took the cats out of the SUN! Provided newspapers for easy clean up instead of a blanket that soaks up the urine and poo. Friendlier staff.

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

Staff. There are plently of free workshops provided by other organizations to show you how to properly care for the cats.

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

they need a better website. they have no pictures of the cats up on the site. most sites are much more engaging to the viewer. this site only one page. plus they are not even up on petfinder.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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