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Review for Bucket Foundation, Huntsville, AL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful organization. To tirelessly help so many abused and unwanted animals. To always be there to give all in help and rehabilitation. To emotionally endure all of this and continue on to make a difference.

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

The easy interaction with Karen, the founder. Getting to personally know a true animal advocate and activist. Her guidance in educating me as to rescuing. She is a virtual warehouse of knowledge. She is always there when needed. Always!

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

Her family is devoted to the mission. It is a 24/7 available to help type organization. No need is too small...all concerns are taken seriously and addressed in a timely manner. These are true animal loving people.

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

Only do more rescues and good works as it already does.

Ways to make it better...

There could not be a better experience. I know I can call Karen at anytime and help will be there. Whether it be funds needed or experience shared I know it will be easily forthcoming. I owe all my knowledge to her. This hero is inspiring.

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

The people who abuse, neglect and continue to be cruel to animals. The lack of stiff animal cruelty laws. Lack of enforcement of those already in place.

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

Karen and Cyndi put their heart and soul into every aspect of animal rescue. If only there were more people who cared as these two the world would be a much better place to live in.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & am funded by them to do hands on rescue.

Review for Beauty's Haven Farm And Equine Rescue, Inc., Morriston, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After becoming involved in horse rescue locally, I happened upon a friend who directed me to The Alex Brown Racing Forum. I soon became an FOB (Fans of Barbaro). Barbaro's legacy is helping other equines in need. It was there on the forum that I first discovered Beauty's Haven. What a wonderful organization for the horses. They are the ultimate example for others to follow in the rescue business. Everything is open for donors to view. Daily updates with pictures of progress are very enduring. You feel like one of the family, totally involved in a horses improvement. No where have I seen this played out so exquisitely as at Beauty's Haven. The people there are the number one factor in the recovery of so many equines. The arrival of a near death horse is always a loving experience. They are taken and settled in with personal care. All services (vet, farrier, chiropractor, dental, holistic) are given. I can only imagine the relief in the horse's mind as they are hugged and kissed into a life of love and care. So many who are leary of humans melt into Teresa and her loving arms. They seem to know their future is safe with her and her volunteers. Having been involved in rescues and how they are run I must say Beauty's Haven is top notch. They are the template to follow. To see a starving and neglected colt live to become a beautiful friendly adult is so gratifying. To see a hopelessly dying horse befriended and loved, pain free for the first time is emotional. To see that same horse lovingly helped cross the Rainbow Bridge with dignity in the arms of Teresa is something that will touch your heart forever. To sum it up...Beauty's Haven is where I would want to be if I were a horse in need... for surely it is the next best place to heaven itself.

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

Awaiting the birth of Kami and then watching her everyday develop into a beautiful little loving diva. Also, the camaraderie of all the members of this wonderful equine saving family.

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

Following them via the internet is almost like knowing old friends. All that do hands on are so very dedicated to the mission set forth by Teresa, the lead angel of the equines.

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

Strive to change the court systems, the Animal Control attitude and education, the public awareness...change the laws in favor of humane treatment of all animals. Grow the whole Beauty's Haven mission to fruition.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has only grown more satisfying in seeing and knowing what is done everyday at Beauty's Haven. The tireless hours spent day in and day out 24/7 to save the unwanted, abused and neglected. If only there were more Beauty's Havens country wide

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

Space and volunteers. The depressed economy. Increase of cruelty and abuse cases. Lackluster response of the courts and AC to prosecute so many blatant cruelty abuse cases.

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

Thank goodness for Beauty's Haven and all involved. They are held in very high esteem. It is such a highly physical, emotionally draining 'job' to endure. It is done with grace, love and compassion. Kudos to all.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Donor & I provide funds to help with the care of the many abused,sick and neglected horses who enter Beauty's Haven.