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BIRDS IN FLIGHT SANCTUARY INC
February 17, 2013

I have volunteered at Birds in Flight for many years. It continues to grow each year as many of those in the field have been forced to quit due to lack of funding. Heather has been able to continue by expanding her facility and offering educational programs by showing non releasable birds, sharing her expertise in understanding each individual bird, and explaining the roll the public can play in keeping these majestic birds in the wild. She specifically designs programs to fit very diverse audiences.

Most of the work in caring for the facility is mundane but the rewards are great when you get to work so closely with birds that you would never be able to get close to in the wild. It is also very thrilling to watch these majestic creatures be returned to the wild.

I think the number one difficulty is receiving funding. Although she is one of a few licensed by the federal and state government and works with them frequently, they do not offer any funding. Her only funding comes from the programs she offers the public.

Since this facility has expanded to care for injured and sick birds in 16 Ohio counties there are more opportunities to learn how to transport birds from these great distances as well as gather necessary donations of goods and materials to continue daily operations.

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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?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

CENTER FOR ANIMAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INC
September 2, 2011

CARE is an amazing facility that gives big cats a home that is different than anywhere else I have seen. The love and care is top notch. The people are pleasant and the animals seem truly happy. I would recommend CARE to anyone who wishes to make a difference in a big cats life. After one visit you will be hooked. The only issue I have found is their lack of funding. The location is one hr from the DFW area and has very little public exposure. The location is good for the cats but not so good for donors and visitors. they also need more trees.

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

Every time I visit there are new things going on the improve the big cats lives.

Ways to make it better...

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

Add more areas for shade. It gets very hot in Texas. The people and the animals get very hot.

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Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

General Operating

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I did a tour and knew they could use the extra help

What would you tell others about this organization?

go and see the cats. you will not regret it

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Donor & I did a tour of the facility and donated. I return whenever possible.