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KEEPERS OF THE WILD
May 19, 2011

I drove 23 hours from College Station, Texas, with a group of 14 students from Texas A&M University to volunteer at Keepers of the Wild. We sacrificed our "spring break" as a service project. It was an amazing experience for all of us. The owners, staff and volunteers worked their hearts out for the benefit of the animals. The facilty, habitats, and cages were cleaned to insure good health for the residents. Feeding time, twice a day, worked like a well oiled machine. The animals are know by their names, dietary needs and personalities. Each animal has a story and if it wasn't for Jonathan Kraft, they wouldn't have the opportunity to live their lives in this most humane way. If you love animals and can help, this Nonprofit organization deserves your help. Donate time, materials, supplies or MONEY! I fell in love with a hybrid wolf, Moondance. I am his sponsor and you can have your choice of an animal to sponsor. Check out the web page and learn more about Keepers of the Wild.

The Great!

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

the sponsorship of my Hybrid Wolf.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand the gift shop. I would have an on-line shopping opportunity too. I don't know how A&M found you but I would contact Universities, Fraternities, Sororities and offer them to opportunity to volunteer. A&M plans to return next year; challenge the University of Texas to match us. Sell a video, photos, write a book, in your spare time, of course.

More feedback

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

none

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

The interaction with wild animals; the owners, staff and voluteers were amazing people. The love and devotion to the animals was heartwarming.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It was an unreal experience. To be upclose with these creatures was like a dream. An appreciation of beauty, grace, strength...all that these animals share with us.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Cleaned cages & habits, cleaned water bowls, feed animals, laundry, washed dishes, pulled weeds,loved the animals.