Humane Society Of Berks County Inc

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1801 N 11TH St Reading PA 19604 USA

Mission: SHELTER OPERATIONS - THE ORGANIZATION OFFERS TEMPORARY SHELTER TO ANIMALS IN NEED AND PROVIDES LOW COST ADOPTION SERVICES TO RESIDENTS OF BERKS COUNTY FOR ANIMALS
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have nothing but the highest praise for EVERYONE at the Humane Society of Berks County. Their love and respect for animals in need shows in everything they do. Before our 8 year old Yorkie, Chessie became ours, she was left at the HSBC ungroomed; she had not been spayed; and she had mammary tumors that needed to be removed. The HSBC took excellent care of her and now we have a happy, healthy and most loving little dog. Please consider adopting a shelter dog, you will not be disappointed!

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

the adoption of our dog.

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

No changes to the organization. They are doing an excellent job.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Several years ago I adopted my dog from the Humane Society of Berks County. At the time she had been there for several months without being adopted because if some health issues that she had that were related with her being a stray. The Humane Society gave her great care and time to heal, which allowed her to eventually become a happy part of our family. Other organizations might have decided to forgo the cost of care and the time it took to find a loving home, but not the HSBC. Their commitment to animals of all kinds in all conditions is really amazing and commendable.

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

Adopting a dog

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

Spread the word about their commitment to care and the joy of owning an adopted animal, so that more people would contribute and/or adopt an animal.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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).

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.

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.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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

do absolutely nothing differently.

 
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