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thomas6

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Review for ANIMAL HUMANE SOCIETY, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

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.

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

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

Review for BRAVEHEART RESCUE CORPORATION, Hastings, MN, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

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.

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

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