The Maxfund, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1025 Galapago Street Denver CO 80204 USA

Mission: The MaxFund is a non-profit organization established to provide medical care for injured pets with no known owners and to find new homes for these animals once they have recovered. Further, the Maxfund is committed to the following goals:Develop and implement education programs pertaining to animal care, with emphasis on the importance of spaying and neutering.Disseminate information on spay/neuter facilities and, to conduct spay/neuter clinics for pets of low income families.Be a voice for the animals on issues of animal welfareCooperate with other animal facilities/shelter in accomplishing these goals.
Programs: Outreach Program goes into rural communities and spay/neuters and vaccinates animals for low-income people's pets. We also have a clinic in Denver that is lowcost clinic to help people with thier pets. 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a dog walker/trainer for MaxFund for about 2 years. I love how dedicated this shelter is to making sure that the animals are adopted into families that are good matches. Also, the staff are well educated in positive reinforcement and gentle handling for the animals in their care. I am truly proud to be a part of this organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I love being able to volunteer at this no-kill animal shelter. My abilty to be there and volunteer is very limited, and the other volunteers are always so helpful. It a great place where you can actaully go & sit with the cats and intereact with them. You can ask the staff and volunteers about the animals, and they do their best to help. They want to help you find the right match so your adoption is a forever home.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'd been wanted to volunteer for a pet rescue organization for several years but couldn't find one that appreciated the work I did, took great care of the animals, had a friendly, inviting environment, and made finding good homes for the animals a priority. I was always dismayed at how many local SPCAs and Humane Society branches simply let anyone take any cat or dog they wanted within minutes of walking through the door. The animals were uphappy, rarely exercised or played with, and then handed off to the first person who looked at them. So I kept looking for a better shelter. Then I found MaxFund. Their no-kill mission fits my standards perfectly. They provide medical care for any animal that comes through their doors and has a great application process for potential adopters, requiring among other things, 3 non-family references. We want the dogs and cats in GOOD homes, not just any homes! And after only 6 weeks of volunteering, I adopted one of the many dogs that came though MaxFund's doors as a skinny, scared stray - now a happy, healthy, smiling boy! Now it's been over a year and I still love this organization! The world needs more shelters with a no-kill mission, run by staff and volunteers and kind and dedicated as MaxFund's.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at MaxFund for six years. This is an amazing organization that truly cares about its animals. I have seen miracles happen here, such as the scared cat who you think will never get adopted that blossoms into a loving, social, highly adoptable cat. I have seen animals on the brink of death receive the care they need so they can live their lives and go home. Of course, all of this can be very expensive, so MaxFund really needs donations. Each animal is treated like part of the family, so the vet bills can be very high. But how can you say that an animal doesn't deserve the best care possible? You can't, and MaxFund doesn't.

I also have adopted my cats from MaxFund, and they have made my life so fulfilling. Most of them would have been euthanized at other shelters, but they got a chance at MaxFund and have brought me enormous joy and love! MaxFund is a miracle. It relies heavily on volunteers and donations.

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

My cat, Shorty, lived at MaxFund for four years. He was very shy and no adopters were interested. Thankfully, MaxFund is no-kill, so he didn't run out of time. When he had medical issues and his kidneys started to fail, MaxFund took care of him until I was lucky enough to bring him home. He gave me so much love and joy. He was the best cat ever, and he made the world a better place. He passed away last year but I am thankful to MaxFund for adopting him to me and for giving him time to find a home.

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

There needs to be more staff to handle administrative duties. Ideally, there would be a full-time foster coordinator rather than part-time staff or a volunteer. This takes money of course.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The MaxFund has been a part of my life since 1990. The reason I originally chose the MaxFund to volunteer at was because, not only do they help injured animals with no known owners, they are a “true no kill shelter”. The animals that come to the MaxFund stay there until they find their forever home. Most of the cat rooms allow the cats to roam free with lots of beds and windows for them to enjoy. There is a room for cats with aids and leukemia and a room for the ferals. The dogs have outside areas to run and play and are walked regularly. The MaxFund is all about the animals. Pam Kammerer

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

I have helped rescue and care for the animals, I have helped with spay and neuter clinics and helped with fundraisers.

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

I would give them more room and help so they could rescue even more animals then they already do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I discovered the Maxfund in 1991, I immediately fell in love with the "no kill shelter for injured animals" concept in a world where so many healthy unwanted animals were euthanized daily. It's a small place with a hometown feel in the middle of a big city. The number one priority is the animals. That they are loved. walked, petted, held, spoiled, nurtured and most especially adopted. So that there is space for one more. Because there is always one more injured, hurt, scared, lost, homeless cat or dog. If you email or leave a voicemail and you never hear back, do not take it personally. The staff and volunteers are so busy caring for and loving these animals that they barely have time to get it all done. I no longer live in Denver but when I visit, I always stop by the Maxfund to hold a cat, pet a dog, smile at the constantly ringing phone and stuff some money in the donation box. I hope you do too. Because it's all for the animals.

Regards-Julie Mehrer

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

many ways. I have hand feed starving orphaned kittens, personally adopted animals, given them money, and volunteered numerous hours to create awareness of their mission and raise funds.

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

Find a way to give them enough volunteers and money to continue this role in perpetuity

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