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January 25, 2012

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January 25, 2012

This "charity" must be shut down immediately! The "director" Troy Jackson is a criminal with a loonng history. The latest is guilty of pot possesion which he happened to find while chasing with a gun on seat of his car a guy "stealing " from a dumpster! He makes $60,000.00/yr and the "thrift shop" takes in $5000.00/wk. Read the Idaho Statesman or enjoy a number of lawsuits. I had the honor of being a past office manager for the Vancouver Humane Soc. I worked with a wonderful Manager - Jeff Orme whom upon accepting the position immediately slashed his sallary!!! I never knew what it was, but I do know it takes a Real Man and Humanitarian to Slash a very good sallary for something (some lives) they love and believe in. I went to NAC to offer my assistance only to hear a man pleading with a representative to pay their bill as he had bills to pay and had really worked with NAC but noone would return his calls. I was very rudly treated. When they found out who I was; the charm was turned on. PLEASE shut this scam down! Innocent animals are counting on your help.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

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

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 17, 2010

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August 17, 2010

I have been involved with NAC for several years. The organization used to be a small group of volunteers that did the best they could with the small amounts of donations the public provided. About 2 years ago, a new Executive Director was brought on. He is a volunteer and until recently, was the only full-time person trying to handle all aspects of the organization. There were many volunteers that did not want structure but without it, NAC would continue to be a small, relatively inneffective organization. Now NAC is making huge strides toward our goal of building Almost Home, a no-kill companion animal sanctuary. We were saddened to part ways with a few of our dedicated volunteers but we have to strengthen the organization and, unfortunately, that means clarifying structure and responsibilities. We have increased our spay/neuter numbers and are now able to assist low-income pet owners with medical care that they would be unable to attain elsewhere. Our volunteer numbers are growing and right now is a very exciting time for our organization. However, like any other growing charities, we face hurdles and obstacles and must learn through trial and error. We receive almost 200 calls every week for rescue and rehoming and do our absolute best to help everyone as effectively as we can with the resources and volunteers that we have.

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

the areas of volunteer coordination, adoption, surrender, rescue, grantwriting, communications, and thrift store support.

Ways to make it better...

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

We continue to make our organization more effective and efficient to help as many people and animals as we can. In many ways, it is like turning the Titanic. It takes vision and dedication but we are succeeding. Our volunteers make this possible.

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

Seeing the numbers of volunteers grow along with the numbers of animals we have helped.

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

dedicated to helping animals and pet owners in creative and selfless ways. The Executive Director even went to jail for rescuing an abused and neglected mother dog and her puppies!

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

Build much of our no-kill companion animal sanctuary, Almost Home. This is why we have opened a thrift store. We are doing what we can to help ourselves, rather than burden supporters with endless requests for donations.

Ways to make it better...

we could move past individual motivations to work together toward a common goal. We have had a couple volunteers mad about something and then leave, taking our resources with them, only to turn around and criticize us for not doing more to help animals.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Evolving from a small group of volunteers with no one steering the organization to one that has a structure. Some of those volunteers have left and now campaign furiously to undermine what we are trying to accomplish which has hurt our efforts to help.

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

Our effectiveness is like night and day from even a year ago.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 5, 2010
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July 5, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

This organization used to be fantastic. In recent years, particularly the last year and a half it has taken a nose dive. Many long term volunteers have left. There have been reports of the Executive Director and staff being visible drunk at events. I would do a very in depth inquiry into their finances and debts before donating any money to this cause. There seems to be significant mismanagement in this area. As far as donating time, if you want to be treated with respect and as a valuable resource do not look at giving time to this organization

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

Spay and neuter program, adoptions, events and management.

Ways to make it better...

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

Scrap the whole thing and start over.

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

great in the beginning, very dedicated to doing the right thing for the animals. Toward the end of my experience the staff were egomaniacs, manipulative and did a enormous amount of trash talking about the people involved in the organization.

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

easily waste it away and contribute nothing to the community.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had true professional staff that were dedicated to the mission instead of their own advancement and egos.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Leadership!

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

I know I sound harsh but I have 8 years experience with the organization. The downward slide has been appalling and heartbreaking. Please look farther than the appealing soundbites and charisma of the e.d. before getting involved in this organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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