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Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
March 2, 2011

My first experience with HSGKC came when I was looking for a second dog as a playmate to my collie, Cabernet. It was important to me that they were a no-kill shelter. I explained that I wanted an older, large, female, black dog - one that was probably not very adoptable - but a dog that could possibly do therapy work. They told me to bring my dog to the shelter to meet some options. They brought in a small (40 lbs), 2 year old, blonde, male dog. Cabernet bonded to him instantly and even though he wasn't what I was looking for, apparently she and the shelter staff knew what I needed. Sake was a long-timer at the shelter having been there since he was found as a pup. Needless to say, he is now my favorite and has become an extraordinary therapy and crisis response dog.

Since adopting Sake 7 years ago, I've been actively involved in the shelter and its mission. I am a staunch financial supporter and have included them in my estate plan. I joined their board of directors in 2008 and am continually impressed with the way the shelter is run and its outstanding insight to partner with KCK Animal Control to significantly reduce their euthanasia rate. HSGKC's intensive focus on education and spay & neuter programs gives me hope that maybe someday in the futuure we won't need a shelter.

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

Working with the leadership to encourage success as a no-kill shelter and educating the public on the importance of spay and neuter.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them all the money they need to keep doing what they are doing.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Searching for no-kill shelters in my area.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I adopted from the shelter and fell in love with their vision so joined the board.