My parents were trying to get the Explorer Post on track and they were doing an awesome job. They got us through all our training but every time that they tried to do something to get us up and running, Cathi fought them every step of the way. They were accused of stealing money from the Explorers. Although every time they needed to make a purchase they sent them to the office.
We adopted three animals from PAL Humane Society, one cat, and two dogs. The dog we had fostered, he is an extremely sweet dog. But Cathi hadn’t even tried to find him a home all she did was use him for their “Prison PAL Program.” Which is a good program, it uses dogs from the shelter that live along side in-mates and they have to take care of the dogs and train them. But we had to keep taking him back to PAL, where he had to stay overnight. Every time we grabbed the leash for him to go in the car he ran and hid. It was very sad for us, because every time we grab the leashes the dogs we had before we got him lost their heads because they knew that they got to go for a car ride. So we decided that we couldn’t do that to him anymore and adopted him.
We kept fighting and fighting with Cathi. Cathi just shut down the Post without any warning or notification. All the kids were extremely disappointed, because we went through all the training, rules and regulations for practically nothing! Yes, we at least got to be around the animals, but doing what? We were picking up poop, scrubbing floors, sweeping, and cleaning. Like I said I am an extremely strong supporter of poop time before playtime. But we earned our play time, what happened to it? PAL Humane Society is a good concept, and it could be more than a good concept if it were under different direction. But as long as it is under the rule of Cathi Schlintz, it will be run down into the ground.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Explorer Post 156
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would change the leader of the organization, and the location of the Humane Society.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
To give volunteers what the organization promised volunteers, the leadership, and location.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes, I did meet some new friends and I was able to learn how to handle animals a lot better.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Some what good, at least I was able to make animal's lives a little bit better. But mostly my experience made me angry at Kathi.
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