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  

Has not euphenized a healthy dog in over 3 years. Taking in animals from outside our county. Continuing to grow and help numerous helpless animals in so many ways. Need more $ to help even more.

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

Yes I have seen many animals receive good homes, be rescued from abuse, and their lives saved.

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

Provide them with more $ to help them expand their efforts

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Humane Society of Berks has taken innovation in animal care services to another level. By providing on site vet services, meals on wheels for pets, and even foster care for pets of deployed military personnel, they have ushered in a new era for animals. Well done Humane Society!!!!!!

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

....forming a walk pack to help fund raise.

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

expand their vet services to other counties.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Even before I became a board member, I was impressed by the Humane Society of Berks County. The staff is well-trained and professional and they always go above and beyond to help people and their animals. I have been taking my elderly arthritic dog for acupuncture for three years and the change in his quality of life is dramatic. He enjoys walking again and even runs and plays with his 3 year old sister. The holistic vet care available at the Humane Society has made a huge impact on my life and the life of my pets. Then, there are the events...the Art Auction, Pints for Pups, Walktoberfest, Furry Fridays. These events are amazing...not only do they raise funds for the benefit of people and their animals, but they are the best run events in Berks County. HSBC events are always incredibly fun and unique. Our upcoming art auction has a "pup art" theme. The staff and volunteers at the Humane Society never cease to amaze me with the high caliber events that they hold. And last, but not least, is the new dog park. My dogs have so much fun every time they go there. It is so important for us to socialize our dogs and the Ruiz-Murphy Dog Park and Equine Center is the perfect place to exercise your dog.

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

its impact on the health and well-being of the animals of Berks County, including my own.

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

Expand their services and help them renovate their aging shelter to provide even more services.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My rewarding experience with the HSBC spans three years of being involved with its growth from one location to three prominent sites where animals are cared for. The organization has kindled community awareness through educational site visits and spectacular social events, such as the Annual Walkathon, Pints for Pups and Art for Arf's Sake Art Auction. The staff is a well trained, well organized group of caring, professionals who are well-versed in accepted and innovative animal welfare practices, as well as the regulations and laws governing animal welfare. And on top of it all, the staff is a load of fun. It's a pleasure and honor to be associated with the HSBC.

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

I have friends who have adopted pets from the shelter and had great stories to tell of the adoption process. My wife and I have adopted 6 cats from the shelter with absolutely no regrets.

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

My wish list centers around goals in the works: increased shelter services, more locations, and increased community awareness.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

helping as a volunteer and a Board member

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

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

 
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