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Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
May 10, 2011

I started volunteering to give myself a break from job hunting. At first it was "all about me". After the first visit I realized that being jobless was not the most tragic thing in the world; that these poor sweet victims of cruelty and neglect had no family but the staff and thatthey all have so much love to give, if a human would just take a moment to see. The staff at HSGKC are some of the most loving and selfless people I have ever met. Everything they do is for the best interest of the animals in their care, even if it means getting up at 5:00 AM to go to the shelter so a dog could be picked up by his forever mom.

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

my adoption of Fletch, an American Staffordshire terrier mix. Fletch was rescued from a horrible life as a bait dog in a fighting ring. HSGKC nursed him back to health and worked to socialize him so he would not fear people anymore. He's a sweet, slobbery boy with a wonderful personality that Pete and the staff helped to nurture.

Ways to make it better...

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

get the shelter and others like it Federal funding. Maybe is we spend less on war and more on saving and improving lives we would all be better for it. There are just not enough hours in a week to raise the funds and awareness needed.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This experience opened my eyes and my heart in a way they never were. I am humbled and at the same time fulfilled from spending time with the humans and the animals at the HSGKC.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I played and socialized with the big dogs, excercising them and working on basic training so they would have nice manners for their new families. I also do data entry remotely now that I have moved out of state.