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Columbus, OH

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WORLD VETS
March 5, 2013

I have been on three missions with World Vets and plan to do at least one a year throughout the duration of my career. The experience is always very rewarding and everyone is so appreciative of the work we do. As volunteers and representatives of World Vets we are treated with respect and kindness by clients and organizational members themselves. In my opinion, that speaks volumes of the organizations reputation! My work fulfills me in so many ways however, my work with World Vets is fulfilling in a completely different way and I walk away knowing I have made a difference!

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

BROWN DOG FOUNDATION
March 4, 2013

I have both volunteered and donated to this organization and will continue to do so into the future. The organization helps families pay the hefty vet bills that are often associated with injured or ill pets. No one should have to make the difficult decision to treat or not to treat but unfortunately, during these difficult economic times, many families are faced with this harsh reality. Brown Dog Foundation is a worthwhile cause that does important work!

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

HARLEQUIN HAVEN GREAT DANE RESCUE
March 1, 2013

One of my friends put in an application for adoption and had a very negative experience. After reliving the exchange between the organization and the applicant, I was appalled.

I have been looking for the perfect words to articulate my disgust with the lack of humanity I have witnessed. I understand that we all have our roles in this giant hamster wheel of life and that we must each put our own needs ahead of others to preserve our livelihood and self-worth. However, in these exchanges, the organizations representatives have shown a complete lack of regard for the impact of their words or even their tone of speaking towards another human being. Admittedly, we all have bad days. When you let your hubris and self-importance dictate your actions, though, perhaps it is time to step back and evaluate if the way you treat others is the way you would like to be treated. Everyone carries a special set of responsibilities and burdens and as human beings, we should not take pleasure in antagonizing, belittling, or tearing someone else down to satisfy our own egos or need for instant gratification. Maybe, some sort of training needs to take place for the volunteers who will be interacting with the public needs to be considered. Volunteers, who represent the organization should be taught to consider how their words and actions impact those around them, as well as the organization they are devoted to. Just think before you speak and act. Your actions make all the difference, whether you are cognizant of that or not.

That being said, even after the organization was notified and given proof of the unacceptable and offensive interaction between the volunteer and supporter, no efforts were made to rectify the situation. Not only did the applicant/supporter not receive an apology, the offensive interaction was never even acknowledged by the organization. The volunteers represent the organization, and by not acknowledging or apologizing to those the volunteer offended, I can only assume that the organization supports the disrespectful and offensive treatment the potential adopters/donors received.

I have donated and volunteered for dozens of animal rescues and organizations, both local and nationwide, and unfortunately Harlequin Haven will not be one that I can, in good conscience, recommend or support in the future. Please research any organization before you adopt, volunteer or donate to ensure that the integrity of the mission is aligned with your own.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

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