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Review for Zumas Rescue Ranch, Littleton, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Jodi at Zuma's is caring, sincere and professional. The mission she has taken upon herself to tackle is one of compassion for animals and foster children. I've seen the positive results of her work with horses and children first hand. Jodi has brought together the important professionals to work with the horses and children enabling both to trust again. She has accepted responsibility for the care, training and overall well being of many types of animals: horses, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, dogs and cats. And each animal is given the opportunity to connect with a child to help both learn to trust again.

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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Zumas Rescue Ranch, Littleton, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I came to know Zuma's Rescue Ranch when I embarked on a quest for horse manure for my garden. Zuma's was the only place which responded to my request with a simple, "We have lots." and their address. Since that time in 2009, I have come to understand the dedication, determination and professionalism of both Paul and Jodi Messinech. They give their whole selves to the cause of saving, reaching and teaching children and horses - one at a time - that there is someone who cares about them. I have seen Paul and Jodi work countless hours to keep a horse with colic comfortable. I have witnessed each of them putting their lives, honor, fortune and family on the line for the cause that they believe in - turning "throw away" kids and horses into partners and productive citizens.

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?

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I wish that I lived closer to their ranch.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, the impact was the knowledge that I had found genuine and incredible people when I first moved to the state of CO. I knew so few people of quality, honest, genuine and sincere. Paul and Jodi are amazing. They attract amazing people to their organization and they give hope to many who have given up hope. God Bless them.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel that I am valued, honored and respected whenever I go to Zuma's Rescue Ranch.

Role:  Volunteer & I've shovel manure, mentored children, raised money, donated money...whatever was needed at the time.

Review for Zumas Rescue Ranch, Littleton, CO, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

When looking for something to enrich the soil in my garden, I came upon an oasis in Littleton CO run by two extraordinary people who have given so much of their time, talents and personal finances!! Their ability to reach out to both horses and humans is a wonderful story and testament to the caring, natural link between "throw away" horses and "throw away" kids. When Jodi and Paul tell the Zuma story, it takes your breath away.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the caring, passionate people who come to the ranch to help, regardless of the weather. These people have a passion for giving of themselves to care for and reach out to the emotionally and physically battered humans and animals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a difference in the lives of many kids in the foster care program of Colorado and other states. The equine assisted psychotherapy program is ground breaking in its results and could be replicated elsewhere causing a ripple effect to reduce violence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I helped with cleaning stalls and paddocks, feed and water the horses.