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Review for Westside Rescue Inc, Fresno, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Westside Rescue is an amazing group dedicated to helping the homeless with their pets by supplying food, immunizations, helping spay/neuter, etc. They hold an annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless on G street in Fresno along with a clothing drive and immunization clinic. Amazing people!

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

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

They are such great people that volunteers are made to feel like family. Maybe they can hold an orientation prior to going down town one Friday night every month or two to recruit new volunteers and walk them through the process.

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

Absolutely. I had never seen the poverty and need for these services first hand until I went with Westside Rescue. It's a life changing experience.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Blessed. I am so lucky to have a home, a car and a job. I have family and friends to help me through hard times. Some of these people don't have any of those luxuries.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & helped pass out food, clothing and toys at their Thanksgiving dinner.

Review for Fresno Bully Rescue, Inc., Fresno, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Fresno Bully Rescue is an awesome, and desperately needed, save haven for pitties in the Central Valley. They are run completely on donations and volunteer efforts. They are constantly coming up with fun and creative fund raisers and have a huge following.

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

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

They do a great job recruiting volunteers but maybe to help them stay connected they could do a volunteer newsletter or a Facebook group specifically for volunteers? They do a great job already!

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

Absolutely. FBR was the first rescue I was involved with and it taught me sooo much! They know the breed inside and out, have great media contacts, trainers and a very dedicated staff that I have become very close with over the past few years. The impact they have on the pitties they take in is just amazing.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It feels great helping to save lives and find homes for pitties. Educating the public is a priority of theirs and probably one of the biggest challenges due to all of the negative stereotypes about the breed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & help with events, walking dogs, orientations - whatever they need.

Review for Animal Compassion Team Of California, Squaw Valley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Animal Compassion Team runs completely based on the generosity of the community and volunteers. They do so much with what little resources they have and in their short existence have already become one of the biggest rescues in the Central Valley, if not the biggest, in terms of rescuing and adopting animals. Not only do they work hard to help get animals out of local kill-shelters and into loving foster and forever homes, but they work to help fight the pet overpopulation problems with TNR (trap, neuter, release) programs for feral cats. Such a great group of people who will do anything they can to help improve the lives of our animals.

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

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

Nothing. They are there for their volunteers every step of the way and go above and beyond to make you feel like you're part of their family.

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

Absolutely. I've met great new people and have had the opportunity so far to foster 10 dogs that would otherwise have been killed at the SPCA. They were all pulled at the last possible moment from the SPCA.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It's a great feeling to save an animals life, and it's just that much better when you know you have the support of such a great, knowledgeable team.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I am a foster for large breed dogs.