FRIENDS IN NEED
January 24, 2012
I first came into contact with FIN when I was looking for a rescue to take an animal in need. Since then I have been a donor, a volunteer, a customer, a participant and now feel as though I am part of the FIN family. For the community, this organization is integral. Not only do they rehabilitate, rescue, provide sanctuary and find forever families for animals of all kinds they also provide additional community service. The owners are advocates for animals and they visit schools to provide information about animal selection, care and education on animals. Classes and organizations are also welcome to visit the FIN grounds to learn about the domestic and exotic residents. FIN also aides the community by allowing individuals to fulfill community service hours working on the grounds. I have also been impressed with the fact that they will also permit group homes/rehabilitation homes to visit FIN and work off service hours. Probably the biggest good impression I have had of FIN in the amount and detailed care that each animal receives. Each resident is considered "family". They all have names, receive one-on-one attention, individualized diet care (as needed), young birds receive food via dropper, malnourished animals receive full rehabilitation and each member is individually loved and cared for. I have never met another couple who have given so much of themselves for the benefit/welfare of our animal friends.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The time spent together volunteering with my kids, the participation in fundraiser activities, seeing birds I've brought be rehabilitated and released, watching animals improve through rehabilitation by FIN and the re-affirmation that animals require our intervention.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Update and style all the animal enclosures. (FIN has not done this because of the monetary requirement.)
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
How did you learn about this organization?
As stated above, I think it was through an internet search.
General Member of the Public