My story is from the view 1st as a client served and now as a Volunteer. Please read my story.
About 10 years ago a pregnant stray cat "claimed" our family and before I could utter the words " NO!", my 3 yr old named her. So I turned to MHF for help. They found the kittens new homes and helped us to get the mother (Casey) spayed. We pitched in what little we could afford and they took care of the rest. Perhaps it was "all in the days work" for them, but not for us. Casey added a new dimension to our family. I will spare you the stories of our sassy cat, but only because there is more to tell.
Now it has been over 10 yrs, and my children and I now Volunteer at MHF. Now we are Not their Best Vol. ( more sporadic to be honest) but we help when we can. And here is were we become indebted again.
From the time you arrive, you are greeted by a friendly staff and other volunteers. You get this sense of Family(even though you don't know everyones name- it doesn't matter - we are all there for the same reason! ) Because in the process of thinking or saying "I am helping these poor abused homeless animals" something HAPPENS to you and you get to be a part of this "THING"
And this "thing" is AMAZING! Yes, MHF helps these animals, cleans the cages, tends to medical issues, ect, BUT its MORE than that! They Make The World A Better Place!
You leave there knowing that you made a difference in the "quality of life" for another creature. You get this sense of "AWE" that is soul shaking. And you look into the animals face you know they feel it too. So "We" get to say we "helped" them,.... or is it that "they"(the animals) have "helped" us. Either way it is AMAZING, and I am Lucky to be a small part of it.
Thanks for reading my story.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have had several personally experienced with Middleburg Humane Foundation on different occasions. The 1st was when they helped us to get a stray cat spayed,(like in my story), but there are other times as well, Like when the neighborhood children found a sick kitten, we took it to MHF. The cat had some sort of issue, it look like it's intestines where going to come out of it's "Bottom". No one could find anything wrong with it but its not "adoptable" like that. So now it is a resident cat.
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I don't know if I am qualified to answer this question. My only complaint is that the leashes are all mixed up sometimes, and if that is our biggest problem, then I think we are doing well. They are great at communicating with their volunteers via email, and all my dealing are great. The only other thing I can think of is that sometimes they have to many volunteers, But HECK that is a GREAT thing too. However I do believe in change so I sure there is room for it, I just don't know where.
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