Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Inc

Rating: 3.73 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 8317 Duckworth Road San Angelo TX 76905 USA

Mission: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue was formed in order to bring attention to the plight of the American Standard Donkey. PVDR, while rebuilding the lives of these sweet and loving animals, also serves as an educational resource for animal stewardship, environmental conservation and compassionate learning.
Target demographics: Donkeys
Direct beneficiaries per year: 750 new rescues
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Rescue to abused, neglected, abandoned domestic donkeys as well as wild burro projects.
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

After checking Charity Navigator, I have to say they do spend a high percentage of their money soliciting funds. I realize that it is a vicious circle. That you have to spend money to get money but perhaps they need to evaluate their 'target audience'. I did find the heart tugging story of Floyd a bit heavy handed but lots of animal rescues do that. I was going to send them a donation but when you see the high percentage of income used for fund raising it is disheartening.

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

Find a way to put less of their funds into fund-raising and more into helping their donkeys.

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

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I love donkeys and want to help in any way that I can. I do see that quite a bit is spent on fundraising if you look at the 990 form. I believe it was over $600,000. Also, if one divides the number of donkeys rescued by the total expenses for the year, it comes to about $6,100 per donkey. I am glad to see so many donkeys being helped by this organization although the cost per donkey seems high to me. (Although I admit this is an uneducated observation and may be a completely reasonable cost).

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

I adore donkeys and donate to many animal charities, but am concerned that PVDR is spending far too much money on fundraising and not enough on the program itself.

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I have no personal experience with PVDR other than having sent a contribution a couple of years ago.

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

Spend more money on the program to achieve a better charity rating. Once the public sees a better charity rating, they are more inclined to donate.

 
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