My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals, Wahiawa, HI, USA
The Oahu SPCA has done a lot of valuable work to rescue and find homes for abandoned and abused dogs and cats in Hawaii. They operate on a shoestring, relying on a few core volunteers. They claim to rehabilitate all the animals they take in, but that's not really true. They do basic nutritional and some medical rehabilitation, but can only deal with relatively easy behavior rehabilitation. There is no trained staff or plan or program to deal with aggressive dogs or dogs with serious psychological issues.
The organization offers no transparency to its governance or financial information. It holds closed board meetings. It does not release any minutes. It has a web site, but it is out of date and does not show current board members. It does not publish any financial data such as financial statements or annual reports. Form 990s are available for 2009 and 2010, but no later years. If frequently runs advertisements for special project donations, but does not provide any feedback on how the collected funds were actually used. Volunteers who offer constructive suggestions for improvement are dismissed.
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