September 27, 2013
I am a veterinary technician who has worked with many rescue groups over the years. I can honestly say that Voiceless is THE BEST rescue I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I think all rescues mean well. However, many take the wrong approach when it comes to helping animals and their people. Voiceless is a tight-knit community of volunteers who really care and are dedicated to protecting those animals that can't protect themselves. The volunteers constantly go out of their way to "make things happen" for the animals that find themselves in unfortunate situations. I've never seen them turn an animal away because of age, breed, size, medical condition or even distance. They routinely form bands of volunteers who will drive animals to check points where other volunteers are waiting to take over, just so they can get an animal where it needs to be. They frequently take in older animals who have multiple medical issues and they work and work until they can find that geriatric pet the perfect home where its needs will be met. They don't shy away from expensive treatments like Heartworm TReatment, Cruciate Surgery and other expensive therapies the foster animals need. They just roll up their sleeves, brain-storm ideas and find a way to raise the money needed. They are constantly running fundraisers to help earn the funds needed to help these struggling animals. Many rescues depend on their adoption fees alone to fund their organizations. Eventually those funds run out and then those other rescues can't provide the necessary care for the animals they are trying to help. Not Voiceless! They work hard to ensure that treatments are available, by constantly campaigning for their organization and those it serves. These people work so hard and give so much of themselves for the cause they believe in. I'm proud to be a small part of all the great work they continue to do. I am constantly surprised by their on-going efforts to educate the community on spay-neuter, the importance of preventative care and even behavior issues, which so often can lead to damage of the human-animal bond and eventually owner relinquishment or even euthanasia. They stand up for animal rights and frequently are found on the steps of our Capitol Building, speaking out for the millions of animals out there who need our help and protection. They are so generous with their services, that I've even seen them lend a helping hand to other rescue groups and organizations, creating a united front for pets everywhere. For such a small group they help an amazing number of pets and owners each year. I've dedicated the last 20 years of my life and my entire career to helping animals. However, I'll never come close to the dedication this group displays over and over again. They are the first call I make when I come across an animal in need, and they are the first place I go when I'm ready to adopt a pet myself. I just cannot say enough about this group, its volunteers, its mission and its great success in helping animals.
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Give them all the funding they could ever need to keep serving the animals they help.
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