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Jen_234

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Review for Hearts Speak Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I want to submit a review for a Heart Speak photographer - Elaine from I Got the Shot, in northeast PA.
Elaine takes time about once a month to come to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and showcases her talent by capturing the spirit of each animal she photographs. Her photos are crisp, clear, and beautifully edited. Each animal she photographs is posted with a brief paragraph about that animal. Elaine will blend her own experiences with the animal, with its general description, adding an animated dynamic to an already stunning portrait.
I also want to point out that Elaine photographs not only dogs, but also cats and small animals just as beautifully!

Heart Speak brought Elaine to the shelter, and in turn Elaine is bringing adopters to the animals she photographs. She also has referred another Heart Speak member to our neighboring county's shelter. Through this non-profit, two shelters near and dear to those who live in North East PA are now benefiting from the artistic endeavors of amazing professional photographers. 5 stars!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer

Review for HUMANE SOCIETY OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Clarks Summit, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This shelter is fantastic. The facility is quite old but the amount of cleaning and upkeep the small staff does truly shows. The animals are clean, their runs are clean, and the donated items are kept neatly stored. The staff is helpful, though I wish they'd smile more. The volunteers are a truly dedicated bunch. Their new foster program is a great way for people go get involved - hands on contribution to their community! The shelter is the only one in our county, and I can't imagine getting a dog from any other means. For me, for the rest of my life, this shelter is it.

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

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

Utilizing the extra empty building efficiently.

Role:  Volunteer & dog walking, photography, fostering.

Review for INDRALOKA ANIMAL SANCTUARY, Mehoopany, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is truly heaven on earth for the animals (humans alike!) who are fortunate enough to find themselves there.
I never knew a pig could smile until I volunteered at Indraloka.
I never knew a chicken could laugh until I volunteered at Indraloka.
And I never knew I had the capacity to enjoy shoveling horse droppings until volunteered at Indraloka!

This non-profit changed my life! I only wish I could spend every free moment there.

Role:  Volunteer & I volunteered on cleaning days (cleaning animal stalls, replenishing bedding).