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ANIMAL HUMANE SOCIETY
August 10, 2010

I am a national shelter reform advocate - use that as your guide in weighing what I write. This is a very high-kill organization comprised of 5 shelters under the umbrella of the Golden Valley main office of AHS. As of 2008, 40.2% of the animals coming in the front, never made it back out. Roughly 70% of the revenue goes to pay very high salaries and over 400 employees. You decide for yourself if that's the "bang for your buck" you want. My advice? Find some local rescue groups who do better work, don't kill and never draw a salary. Your donation would go directly to saving lives, not perpetuating this killing industry.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

ongoing

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire the CEO and other executives, update the anitquated housing facilities, rely more on high-caliber volunteers from business schools and local state rescuers who have great experience but are not allowed to work with AHS under the current leadership.

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

leaving

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

staff - rude and arrogant volunteers - mostly very friendly

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

kill more animals

Ways to make it better...

someone had cared

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

1) Board of directors 2) CEO 3) COO

One thing I'd also say is that...

send your donations or volunteer elsewhere

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & As stated, I am a national (animal) shelter reformer.

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BRAVEHEART RESCUE CORPORATION
May 27, 2010

Braveheart Rescue, Inc. is the most productive animal rescue organization I have seen. While no IRS report is on file yet, virtually every cent goes to saving lives. What doesn't go directly to them goes to paying their overhead costs. On a shoestring budget and with the help of dedicated volunteers, Brandi Tracy, the president, takes in and rehabilitates dogs that have been scheduled to die in other shelters. Her specialty is working with dangerous dogs that need intensive care. In the five acres of fenced-in beautiful wooded surroundings, these dogs heal and learn to trust humans and to be healthy dogs. This is not just a rescue but a shelter, healing center, and, for some, a permanent sanctuary.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have nearly 50 years of experience in rehabbing dogs with extreme behavior problems. I personally walked with several of her dogs and witnessed, first-hand, their wonderful accomplishments.

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

The wonderful healing atmosphere nurtured by the workers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly friendly to me. Their love of animals is obvious. There is only one staff member - they need funding to hire more help to save more dogs. I sat in on a volunteer meeting and met some truly dedicated people.

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

Fully utilize the beautiful 5-acre site. They need a separate adoption center, a larger indoor shelter, a few more sheds (shelters) in each of the play areas and a new medical building.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Toured the facility.

Review from Guidestar