OAK HILL ANIMAL RESCUE INC
January 25, 2012
My husband and I adopted our fur-baby, Hans, from Oak Hill Animal Rescue a little over 5 years ago. He has been the absolute love of our life and is totally spoiled rotten. Bettye and Jim were wonderful in letting us look at the dogs they had and we had a fabulous time playing with all of them. Hans is a golden retriever/huskey mix. He has the most wonderful disposition and a fabulous color. About 15 months after we adopted Hans I began volunteering for Oak Hill Animal Rescue. It was a wonderful experience. I helped feed and water all the dogs and cats. Lots of petting and time for exercise were also things that i did. Eventually they were able to hire someone to feed and I turned my focus to adoption events and helping to foster a dog at a time. The first dog I fostered was actually one that I found wandering the streets myself...I named him Wheeler. When I found him I called Bettye and said "I found this really scruffy dog and I mean scruffy running across the street. He just hopped in my van." She immediately said, do you want to bring him down to the kennel? I said yes. After a very short time I decided I had to take care of him and help nurse him to health. He eventually got his hair back and was adopted.....you would have never known it was the same dog. I now spend almost every Saturday at the adoption venue, help get the dogs there and spend the day telling everyone what wonderful fur babies they really are! I could not think of a better place to volunteer. Jim and Bettye care so much for all these guys. I have recently become a 'foster failure' and adopted a little pug mix. He and Hans have bonded and play so well. It was a great thing for all. I cannot say enough good things about Oak Hill Animal Rescue and the great things that they do for dogs/cats. They have 3 dogs that are in wheel chairs and are therapy dogs at Baylor Rehabilitation Hospital. What better ways to help man and dog?!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the dog I adopted in 2006 and then working with all the other wonderful pets and now having a second dog from there.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
hope to have more financial assistance. the economic downturn has made many things difficult. It is hard to say 'no' to taking on anymore dogs but sometimes it has to be
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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
be closer to the stated time when arranging some meetings etc
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Definitely.....I have met some wonderful people and it has made my love for dogs in particular but animals in general even stronger
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
a love and deep inside feeling that can not be felt anywhere else.
Dogs do that for humans!
Volunteer & I helped in just about every way possible........rescuing dogs, feeding, taking to the vet, fostering, financial assistance.