My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT, USA
As a volunteer for a small cat shelter in Massachusetts, I appreciate what Best Friends Animal Society is doing to make the U.S. a no-kill nation. For years so many groups thought this was only an impossible ideal and continued their old ways of doing things. Many more animals were euthanized. But Best Friends' response to non-believers was to say, "Hang on! Here's how no-kill can be done!" and then they proceeded to show it was possible.
Because of Best Friends, large cities, like Los Angeles, are now striving to meet a no-kill goal in just a few years time and they are succeeding. Some of the large humane groups that for many years were silent on the no-kill issue are now joining the bandwagon and working with smaller groups to achieve a no-kill status. I credit Best Friends' enthusiasm, determination, and practical guidelines for making this whole movement possible.
I am a big fan of what Best Friends has done and what they continue to accomplish. I'd give them a 10 star rating if I could!
Review for PEOPLE FOR CATS, East Falmouth, MA, USA
People for Cats runs a small, all-volunteer shelter for cats. They help the cats of three towns on Cape Cod - Falmouth, Mashpee, and Bourne. Their goal is to find good homes for the homeless strays from the area as well as for cats and kittens that are surrendered to them by the public. PFC is a no-kill organization with a permit that restricts the number of cats that can be housed at the shelter at any given time. But once there is room for a cat to come to the shelter, medical care is provided, the cat is spayed or neutered if it needs to be, and then the cat joins one of three suites of cats living together in a cageless setting. The organization moved into a newly built shelter a year ago and visitors comment frequently about the cleaniness and homeliness of the atmosphere. An average of 225 cats and kittens are adopted from PFC annually. Besides caring for cats at the shelter and placing kittens in foster homes until they are old enough to be adopted, PFC feeds cats in several feral colonies in the town of Falmouth. Educational opportunities are provided to the community through newpaper articles and videos on the local community TV station. PFC also provides financial aid to low income cat owners, helping them get their cats spayed or neutered, getting current shots, and enabling them to get vet care when their cats are sick or injured. I have been volunteering with PFC for about 10 years and plan to continue doing so. I am proud of all the group has accomplished in those years. Our cats have gone to good homes in our area and around Massachusetts and other New England states. It is wonderful to have seen so many cats find homes where they live out their lives happily and safely.
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