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February 15, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

As a newly elected board member of the Humane Society of Berks County, I am thrilled to begin serving in a more integral way to support this fine organization. Having served as a volunteer with the organization for events during the past 4 years, I am pleased to now be able to extend my support of the important work this organization conducts. The HSBC is focused on it's core mission to provide for the welfare of animals. This is demonstrated in every way possible, through the support of animals via adoption and vetinary services as well as the extended events to raise awareness about the organization and educate the community to provide for the welfare of animals. This organization receives no money from the local or county government and is 100% self sustaining. Therefore, the fundraising that is conducted is vital to the success of this organization. I believe that the staff, volunteers and leadership of this organization have "all the right stuff", a nice community of caring, dedicated people who are focused on their mission to provide for animals in need, educate the community and enhance the local area by serving as a place to care for animals.

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

The funds raised to help animals in distress. This orgnization has expanded it's Dog center, to provide a safe, quiet, warm environment to enhance the well being of animals while waiting for adoption. The HSBC has also been able to advocate for, coordinate governmental regulations / applications and receive a generous donation to create and open a FREE Dog Park available to the residents of Berks County.

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

Everything this organization is doing so far is top notch. If I could add support, I would work to enable the organization to receive additional support / funds from the residents of Berks County.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

They are currently focused on current / continual events to raise funds to continue to do the work that they do.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Develop a capital campaign for the fiscal health of the organization

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

the HUmane Society does an unbelievable job in supporting the county and its residents. From vet services, to rescue to animal rights advocacy, the Humane Society of Berks is a premier organization. Its staff are wonderful and caring. The outreach and dog park hae provided Berks County with the first resource of its kind.
I am proud to be associated with this group and know that others would benefit from engaging in the organization's Furry Fridays and other evens.
I know many people who have adopted animals or been educated through the Humane Society.

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

helping as a volunteer and a Board member

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

seek monies to allow the organizaiton to do more for the community.

February 15, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011
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I am proud to be a donor at the Humane Society of Berks County. The organization is forward thinking and creative to their approach of animal welfare. One of the reasons I continue to donate to their cause is due to the fact that it is evident that every cent the HSBC recieves is used to better the lives of the animals it serves.

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

I have adopted a guinea pig, a cat, and three dogs from the HSBC. I have seen first hand how the animals are treated and the ease of which homeless animals are able to find families at the HSBC.

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

Organize a capital campaign.

February 15, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

The HSBC is a wonderful organization dedicated to animal welfare. They are also equally committed to educating the public and uniting fellow animal lovers. From the numerous outreach events to the kennel improvements, HSBC is light years ahead of other similar organizations. I have personally adopted two dogs from their Reading facility (in 2007 and 2009) and have received amazing vet services since that time. I couldn't be happier to know that this type of operation is available in our community. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to my "children" (Haley and Belle).

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

the vet care received for my three dogs. I have also attended many of the Furry Fridays, Pints for Pups and Walktoberfests, among other events.

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

improve parking conditions, both with the number of spaces available and the quality of the pavement.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I learned about the organization years ago through word of mouth in my neighborhood. I then started volunteering roughly six years ago and eventually became a client when I adopting two dogs, one in 2007 and one in 2009.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I have learned a ton of information on how to train and handle my dogs. There have been a number of recommendations provided by organization employees. I have also received great advice from fellow animal lovers who I met at the different events. The best advice was on how to introduce my three dogs to my newborn in 2010. Things are going superbly on that front thanks to this organization. Thanks again!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

I went to the Humane Society of Berks County in search for a new friend and was pleasantly surprised at what I found. The facility is clean and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. This is an organization that is run with true care. I came home with the best, healthiest little kitty and she refuses to go anywhere else for her regular checkups.

The Great!

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

their turn around. I have seen numerous abused and neglected animals with no future taken in and tended to. I have then seen them adopted out to a loving home.

Ways to make it better...

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

do absolutely nothing differently.

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Review from Guidestar
February 15, 2011

The Humane Society of Berks County is one of the most thoughtful organizations I have ever encountered. From the facilities that include an absolutely gorgeous cat room to their brand new dog park, the HSBC always puts pets and their people first. Few organizations can match the level of high quality communication provided by the HSBC through their e-newsletters and website. I always know what is going on and am always delighted to hear the news of the good work that happens there each and every day.

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

I adopted my wonderful yellow lav from the HSBC,

Ways to make it better...

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

Help them raise more money so they can continue to expand their facilites and programs.

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