TIGER HAVEN

Rating: 3 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 237 Harvey Rd Kingston TN 37763 USA

Mission: ANIMAL SANCTUARY
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Rating: 3 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Mission is needed ! You spend all that money raising money why??? All you need is to give us pics where they live the conditions and you'll get your money!! All I see is sick big cats, where do they rome !!! Show us what the description says!!! i here the state is giving you problems why??? for real why? i have limited funds but my wife and have give in the pass I WANT TO GIVE !!! Give me the reasons with pics of the enclosures,explain why the state is doing this, i know its not your salary which must be the lowest in all these charities. i believe you are for real!!

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been on the board for a shelter and finding dependable help is difficult. It ends up the animals which are the most important thing get cared for by the people who are hard workers and things like paperwork and fundraising have to be done by paid professionals just because there are not enough hours in the day to do it all. Not the way you would like it but that is just the way it is. Donations are still needed so badly to continue to care for the unfortunate animals. They can't be adopted out like a dog for fear they end up in the same horrible situation so they are to be cared for until they die.

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Rating: 2 stars  

Incredibly poor (and annoying) fundraising techniques. 49.3% of money raised goes to the fundraiser

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Rating: 3 stars  

I would hope this organization would want a favorable report and would welcome it to create more donations. In the current years they have had troubles with the state government and residents to stay in business. They have a dedication to many big cats, but to put so much money into raising donations they need to relocate their direction.

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2010

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Rating: 3 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been a regular donor to Tiger Haven for many years. I strongly support their mission to save/protect great cats and hope they succeed. That said, I am continually put off by what seems, at best, a somewhat chaotic management situation. Many of their requests for donations are frantic cries for help for daily disasters (e.g. "the truck won't start", etc). I have no doubt that Mary Lynn and her team do their very best, but it is really too bad that they can't persuade a good young lawyer or marketing person to come in pro bono to advise them (maybe university law students??). They seem to need vastly better daily management, awareness, and planning. Maybe that is why some raters only give them one star. I will continue to support them and I wish them good luck.

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

helping them (through donations) to save great cats.

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

hope that they can find some good advisors and planners to help them get the daily management of their organization on a more stable track.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I learned about Tiger Haven through a mailing, and then looked it up online. I am so grateful to have found this charity so that I can support it. I am not able to give a lot, but every dollar helps I guess.

I understand that Tiger Haven rescues big cats from bad conditions and offers them a safe sanctuary to live their lives out in peace and happiness.

In a world that has canned hunting--not only in Africa but here in the US, in TX I think--a sanctuary like this is a blessing, a sign of hope, and absolutely needed more than ever. Do you remember when former VP Dick Cheney shot one of his friends? Yes, he was participating in canned hunting at the time.

I support this charity and have had a very positive experience with the website and my monthly automatic contributions. I wish I had more to give.

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I look at the world around me, and wish there were more sanctuaries for animals of all kinds. As I mentioned in a previous paragraph, Tiger Haven is a blessing.

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I have no changes to suggest. I think they do a great job.

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Rating: 3 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

A couple of months ago I symbolically adpoted a cat from tiger haven and was initially impressed with the quality of the package they sent me. I am shocked that they got only one star and don't know what "fundraising expenses" might be because they have never emailed me and scarcely ever send me mail. In fact, they are not well publicised at all, most people don't know about the need for sanctuaries for big cats.

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I guess.

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

Have a more organized website. Though informative, there is no all encompassing list of the animals that they hold that is veiwable to the public, so when I went to check up on my cat, Kai, since she was no longer on the list of animals that needed to be adopted she was no where to be found. I wish I could have checked up on her.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I cannot believe that this organization only has 1 star, when there are numerous organizations on Charity Navigator that are rated higher even though their scoundrel Presidents, CEOs, etc. are paid nearly a quarter or half a million dollars which equals a quarter or half of their funds. The president of Tiger Haven takes a meager salary which is a strong indicator that what a person donates actually goes to helping the Tigers. Check out the website, it's very informative. Unlike the bogus organizations who contacted me to become a member or asked for more money after I already had joined or donated money, I am not inundated with e-mails or mailings from Tiger Haven asking for money.

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I was contacted via phone by the president to verify my donation. She also thanked me and answered my questions I had about Tiger Haven. Enclosed with my t-shirt was a personal letter (not a form letter) of thanks from the president.

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The president should probably be paid more, but knows that every dollar counts in helping the Tigers.

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