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HOUSTON SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
November 5, 2012

They are in it for the money, period. They take in animals that will give them a big news story and then get some big donor money. They hang on to these animals despite other facilities better equipped to handle them offering to help. I am talking about Bears. The director called me to ask what to feed them!!! Why take an animal if you don't have a clue what to do?

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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?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

Primate Rescue Center
November 5, 2012

I had the honor of meeting April Truitt, founder and director of Primate Rescue Center when she contacted me about providing sanctuary for 5 chimpanzees she was instrumental in rescuing. I reluctantly agreed to meet her at a facility where they were being temporarily housed. Although, emotionally wrapped up in their heartbreaking story - I did not feel I had the experience or facility to house these very, very strong animals. I said to her, it only makes sense that since you were the one to give them their freedom from the terrible conditions in which you found them - that YOU should take them. Long story short, she did just that and did a bang up job with their care. I went to visit the facility after the chimps were settled into Primate Rescue Center and I was blown away by the professional housing and the equally professional staff and volunteers dedicated to the care of these and other primates. Ms Truitt also does her part in trying to stem the flow of the exotic pet trade - as if she doesn't have enough to do with the center. Kudos to all she does for our furry relatives. Cindy Carroccio, founder - Austin Zoo and Sanctuary

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

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

La Reserva Forest Foundation
February 21, 2011

Giving to this organization is a no-brainer. They do good work that benefits not only the area, the people, and animals but the globe.

The Great!

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

I have seen the animals that enjoy their new forest homes

Ways to make it better...

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

give them more exposure

MY ROLE:
Donor & gave $.