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Big Cat Rescue, Corp.
July 29, 2014

BCR is not only one of the nation's best sanctuaries for big cats, it's also an outspoken advocate for eliminating abusive roadside zoos and faux sanctuaries that exploit these animals for profit.

As a result, BCR is a popular target for animal abusers and their enablers. It's a good measure of just how effective their advocacy is!

Ways to make it better...

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

Leverage BCR's grassroots support into a legislative powerhouse. Those fans are ready and eager to help.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

The Humane Society of the United States
April 24, 2013

The HSUS is the nation's most effective and most powerful animal welfare organization -- so effective, in fact, that they are the number one target of smear campaigns from animal abusing corporations who have had to change the way they do business.

HSUS confronts puppy mills, inhumane factory farms, seal clubbers, horse abusers, dog fighters, cockfighters, and dozens of other varieties of cruelty and abuse... And they put an end to it.

I know that my donations are being put to the best possible use by the HSUS!

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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?

Life-changing

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?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

GOATHOUSE REFUGE INC
September 26, 2012

Goathouse Refuge is a cage-free sanctuary that's doing great work for homeless animals. Please consider helping their program through volunteering, donations of supplies or funds, or by adopting one of their healthy and loving cats.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
September 26, 2012

LDCRF is an amazing rescue! This responsible and innovative charity saves thousands of dogs and cats every year. They need and deserve your support!

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
September 26, 2012

I personally experienced the work of the ASPCA when they rescued hundreds of maltreated cats from the hoarder of Caboodle Ranch. The cats were nursed back to health, rehabilitated, and adopted out to loving homes. Even the ferals were rehomed into new colonies.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

The Humane Society of the United States
September 26, 2012

HSUS is an amazing organization with campaigns across the U.S., covering a staggering array of anti-cruelty issues. They are by far my favorite nonprofit! The fact that the HSUS is the target of multi-million dollar smear campaigns funded by puppy mills, factory farms, furriers, circuses -- even seal clubbers -- is a testament to the effectiveness of this organization. They are the #1 enemy of animal abusers because they are the #1 charity confronting cruelty.

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

CABOODLE RANCH INC
August 3, 2012

Caboodle Ranch collected nearly a quarter million dollars in donations in 2010, yet denied cats basic veterinary care. While cats suffered and died in agony, the owner took trips to Las Vegas, bought tickets to Disney on Ice and Daytona Speedway, and wasted thousands of dollars on local motel rooms. At the time of the raid and closure of the Ranch in 2012, at least 29 dead and decomposing cats were found scattered around the buildings of Caboodle Ranch, including two decomposed corpses in a vanity at the back of the "general store". According to the medical records entered into evidence in the custody hearing, more than 95% of the cats were suffering from illness, injury and disease.

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

Hundreds of cats had to be nursed back to health thanks to the abuse and neglect of Caboodle Ranch. Despite their poor condition, many were able to be saved, and are scheduled for adoption in August 2012.

Ways to make it better...

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

Shut it down, jail the owner and his accomplices, and ensure that no cat suffers the abuse that was inflicted on the Caboodle Ranch cats.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Documented bank records, veterinary records, official court records at caboodleranch.net .

NAIA TR FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS ANIMAL OWNERS & ANIMAL ENT
August 23, 2011

NAIA is NOT an animal welfare organization.

It is an industry front group defending animal cruelty for profit. Look at its board of directors: circuses, horse slaughterers, factory farmers, rodeo organizers, puppy mill apologists, lab animal breeders and vivisectionists, fur farmers... it's a Who's Who of corporate animal abusers.

This group exists for one purpose, and one purpose only: to defend the ability of corporate interests to profit from the abuse of animals.

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

NAIA undermines animal welfare initiatives and demonizes legitimate animal protection charities. They have little influence on the public, but are heavily involved in lobbying, especially in protecting irresponsible breeders.

Ways to make it better...

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

Call for an immediate IRS investigation into this questionable organization. According to NAIA's 2009 Form 990, more than 61% of their income was used to pay their employees lavish salaries.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & investigator of animal welfare charities and industry front groups.

NATIONAL ANIMAL INTEREST ALLIANCE
August 23, 2011

NAIA is NOT an animal welfare organization.

It is an industry front group defending animal cruelty for profit. Look at its board of directors: circuses, horse slaughterers, factory farmers, rodeo organizers, puppy mill apologists, lab animal breeders and vivisectionists, fur farmers... it's a Who's Who of corporate animal abusers.

This group exists for one purpose, and one purpose only: to defend the ability of corporate interests to profit from the abuse of animals.

The Great!

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

NAIA undermines animal welfare initiatives and demonizes legitimate animal protection charities. They have little influence on the public, but are heavily involved in lobbying, especially in protecting irresponsible breeders.

Ways to make it better...

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

Call for an immediate IRS investigation into this questionable organization. According to NAIA's 2009 Form 990, more than 61% of their income was used to pay their employees lavish salaries.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Thoroughly investigated history and actions of NAIA.