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July 15, 2010

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July 15, 2010

I started volunteer work with the HHS in about 1996 after losing a dog to cancer. I quickly became friends with the executive director. Over the years I've done work with them on different occasions for fundraising events and office work. I work for a non-profit foundation that firmly believes, as I do in the Mission of HHS. Their staff is very dedicated to their cause, and to the volunteers who mean so much to their every day operations. Without them they could not function as well. As far as I'm concerned they are the best animal welfare organization in Houston. Recently I adopted an addition to my family, after waiting for 16 months after I lost a lab/retriever mix to bone cancer. I was a difficult decision, but I had been watching the website and saw a black lab. I adopted her and about a week later she became deathly ill with some kind of upper respiratory infection. After 5 days in a row of driving to the HHS Wellness Clinic and back, fluids, strong antibiotics, B-12 shots, and nutrients and then 2 more trips, she is a happy, healthy dog. I thought I was going to lose her, but with the help of the vet and his staff, she's healthy and never lets me out of her sight. Words can never express my gratitude to them.

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

the care and consideration for my dog, the positive attitude of the staff both at the Wellness Clinic and the Adoption Center staff, along with all the good I've seen them do with the funds donated by my employer.

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

If I had the ability to make a major change it would be to give them a much larger Veterinary Care facility. The need is so great, especially seeing the number of low income families who have animals and want to make sure their health is taken care of.

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

the friends I've made over the years and seeing the work they've done with so many rescues, recently from a puppy mill.

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

very kind and considerate and very versed in the services of the shelter. I will always be grateful to them.

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

build a bigger Wellness Center for treatment of animals at a budget friendly cost and to hire more vets to help with the very heavy load that they experience there now.

Ways to make it better...

no complaints

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

The HHS may be out of the way for most people, but they have this great new adoption facility that is air conditioned for the animals, and it is SO worth going there to check out the adoptables...they all deserve a loving home.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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