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DENKAI ANIMAL SANCTUARY
May 1, 2011

I heard about Denkai through the newspaper. I started volunteering a few months ago. I have found it to be well-run for a non-profit shelter. I have volunteered consistently at animal shelters for the past 15 years, so I have good experience with both the Humane Society and a similar non-profit.

The organization is well-managed, and does a good job of selecting dogs, not just breed-specific rescuing. The majority of dogs that do have behavorial problems have been at the shelter too long, or have typical problems which all shelter dogs may face.

The volunteer assistance is a little too free-form, do what you want to help, but that is because there really is not much help.
The assigned duties to clean up kennels and feed are permanent positions so that they are done everyday.

The kennel does a good job managing food and medicine, and caring for its animals. The vet is there consistently checking all animals. These animals definitely receive more medical care than I've seen at other shelters.

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Animals that are unadoptable have been specifically worked with so that they become adoptable.

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

The changes I would have made a few months ago have been undertaken. Volunteer duties have been made a little less free-form. If they had a million dollars, I would re-do the kennels and enclosures, and wash facilities.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Dish washing, dog walking, cat chores. .