National Humane Education Society

Rating: 3.75 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 340 Charles Town WV 25414 USA

Mission: In 1948, Mrs. Anna C. Briggs founded The National Humane Education Society (NHES) as a private, nonprofit organization with a central mission "to foster a sentiment of kindness to animals in children and adults . . . ." Fifty-five years later, without financial assistance from local, state, or federal governments, NHES continues to expand and decrease animal suffering through its humane education program and the services provided through its animal care programs. Today, with approximately 360,000 supporters, NHES remains committed to Mrs. Briggs' ethical course, to never euthanize a healthy animal. To learn more about NHES, please visit our website at www.nhes.org.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

NHES is by far, my favorite animal charity; I first came aware of NHES about 20 yrs ago. They have taken from me 8 dogs that I have rescued & found homes for every one. I have come to know the principals personally & they would never, ever do anything but wonderful things for their animals; When no other animal organization would even respond to my requests for help, Jim Taylor,now the President helped me rehabilitate a German Shepherd by sending me funds to pay a dog trainer. I think so highly of them that they are in my, and my wife's will for a substantial amount. In addition we have made arrangements with NHES to take any animals that we have upon our demise and care for them until their deaths.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

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Rating: 3 stars  

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This is an organization that does wonderful work, in an underserved, over populated (meaning animals needing assistance) region. They pull animals from horrid situations, rehabilatate them and work with other rescues, in areas that have a higher adoption rate, to put these animals into good forever homes. But, on the other side, they send out negotiable $2.00 checks and multiple mailings to prospective doners. As a doner, I want to believe that the majority of the money I send to an organization, will go to saving and re-homing the animals. Not to postage or to checks that can be cashed by someone who does not even donate to the group. I received another $2.00 check today, which I put into my shredder. I honestly don't know if I will send them a donation. Will my donation be used up by those who cash their $2.00 checks?

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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I used to donate to this organization....I stopped when they started sending me $2.00 checks. I have written to them repeatedly to stop sending me checks.....but the checks keep coming. I feel that any charity that can afford to send checks out to people at the risk that they may just cash them doesn't need a donation from me........that's a ridiculous risk!

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Rating: 2 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I used to donate to this charity to help unfortunate animals find new homes. After I checked their rating on this site, I was very disappointed to find a rating of 2 stars. I will no longer donate until they improve their score with Charity Navigator. I e-mailed them to let them know why I will no longer donate.

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