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Alley Cats and Angels
October 6, 2013

I am a board member of Alley Cats and Angels and I am so proud of the work that we do. As an all-volunteer organization, the number of cats we help each year through adoption, TNR, barn/garden home placement, and low-cost or free spay/neuter is astonishing.

We started with three volunteers and in our first year, we rescued 28 cats. That number has greatly increased. In 2012, we took in 329 cats (adoption program and barn/garden cat program) and sponsored and subsidized the spay/neuter of approximately 300 cats. The number of cats we rescued has increased ten-fold from our first year, but we are still a 100% volunteer-based, foster-home based rescue.

Ways to make it better...

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

Nothing - except find more volunteers!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

NORTH CAROLINA CAT ADOPTION TEAM INC
June 21, 2012

The NC Cat Adoption Team Inc. pulled two adorable - barely old enough to be away from their mom - kittens from Cumberland County Shelter - a VERY high kill shelter but they would not take the mama cat because she was "just a plain tabby". There was a local rescue group willing to take the mama and babies - because again the babies were too young to be away from their mothers (two kittens laying together in a french fry tray tells you how small/young these kittens are). But NC Cat Adoption Team threw a fit and demanded the shelter hold the kittens for them and not let the other rescue take the mama and babies. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON NC CAT ADOPTION TEAM. You call yourself a rescue? Are you kidding me. You should be ashamed of yourself. It's organizations like you that give rescues a bad name.

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

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?

2012

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

Review from Guidestar
It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue Santuary
September 24, 2011

Our cat rescue ordered catnip (paid for upon ordering via paypal) from It's Meow or Never Animal Sanctuary. Three weeks later, we have not yet received the catnip . We have also not received any responses to our three emails inquiring about the catnip.

We are a cat rescue in NC and we were trying to support another rescue group by ordering catnip from their online fundraiser. The complete lack of communication from It's Meow or Never is frustrating. We have now had to order catnip elseswhere to make our catnip toys.

I understand that It's Meow or Never probably receives many emails. However, our rescue does as well - but we respond to those emails. I

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

They have a real communication issue - as in lack of it. When someone orders something and pays for it and three weeks later still does not have what has been ordered and Meow or Never has not responded to any of our emails (three to date), it is very frustrating.

Ways to make it better...

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

They need to respond to their emails. They also need to not have fundraisers of products they can't meet shipment on.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Ordered catnip from their online fundraiser.

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BARN CATS INC
July 12, 2010

Peggy, the founder of Barn Cats, Inc. was a great help and provide counsel when we founded our barn cat program.

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

The counsel received from Barn Cats Inc. helped Alley Cats and Angels create a formal barn cat program. Their assistance with our relocation protocol has helped us achieve and maintain a 98% success rate in relocations (cats staying around after release.

Ways to make it better...

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

Nothing

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

They have shared information, protocols, and experiences withs us. They have been absolutely fantastic.

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

I primarily interacted with Peggy, the founder, and she was incredible. Was a terrific help.

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

I'm not sure, but I know it would be great things for the animals. They are a top notch organization.

Ways to make it better...

N/A. My experience with Barn Cats Inc. was great.

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

More barn homes and more volunteers. Pretty much what any group of this type faces.

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

I would just like to reiterate again that Barn Cats Inc. is a top notch organization. And thank them for all their help when we founded our barn cat program in North Carolina.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I contacted Barn Cats for advice on starting a barn cat program.

Review from Guidestar