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A Hope For Santa Rosa County FL

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: To educate our community on responsible pet ownership of companion animals and proper care for community cats through providing low cost spay/neuter/vaccine services, rescue support and community outreach programs, leading to the prevention of unnecessary euthanasia

Results: Over 1200 animals have been altered and vaccinated, over 500lbs of food has been distributed, 8 families have gone from hoarding animals to owning up to date and cared for pets, the breed ban has been lifted, trap/neuter/return has been accepted county-wide, the county shelter now does vaccinations on intake and has hired a vet, and the save rate has increased from 8% to 13% for cats (even though it went from 67% to 64% for dogs....we're working on that).

Target demographics: Animals who are in need of health services and their owners/caretakers

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1200 animals and their respective owners and caretakers

Geographic areas served: The "Panhandle" of Florida

Programs: low cost spay/neuter transport, mentorship programs for children, and a pet food pantry

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the best new non-profits out there. They have accomplished more for the county animals and people in the short time they have become a non-profit, than many people over the years have not been able to accomplish. They were instrumental in getting the breed ban abolished in our county, started the official TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) county program, which kept our county shelter from having to kill thousands of dumped and feral cats because that was the previous policy. They single-handedly brought low cost spay and neuter options into our county, of which we previously had none. In order to help our citizens keep their pets when times are hard, they started a pet food pantry which, for no cost to the person, will provide them with much needed food for their pets, and keep them from being turned into the county shelter due to lack of funds for food. They pull many young kittens dumped at our shelter and give them the best chance at life. They are constantly looking for alternate methods and ways to improve the lives of our county animals, including speaking at city council meetings, and education of the public. This non-profit is the first to work trilaterally with our county shelter, city council, and the citizens to make our county a more humane place.

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ahope4src Wow. Just wow. Thank you so much for following our mission and taking note of all we do. With community support such as yours, we will continue to thrive.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Can't call because I have a hearing problem. My sister recently passed away and had a cat. No one in the family will take her; she has up to date tag, has been spayed, and has a container that holds several pounds of food, plus a litter box and basket of toys. She also has a like new pet carrier. She also has some monthly flea medicine. Her name is Milo. She is calico black in color. She has been an indoor cat most of her life. My other sister Angela can help if you want to talk with someone. Her # is 850-426-8429. Thank you. You can view Milo's picture on my facebook profile page. Janice Driggers.

Alice D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They spay and neutered my dogs and they are so nice and helpful they do so much for Milton keep up the great work

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm the volunteer coordinator for A HOPE....I never thought I'd be in this role, but Brandi Winkleman, our tireless and fearless leader, thought this is where I needed to be. Saying "no" was never an option; I have watched her over the past two years accomplish things in our county I honestly didn't think would happen so quickly. Brandi NEVER gives up on A HOPE's mission to serve our community and its animals and our great group of volunteers will do our best to continue making a difference - for the animals!!!

Teresa R.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for A Hope, I have 13 cats I didn't know what else to do! Brandi came to my house to look at my situation! She got all my babies vaccinated and fixed! A hope is a blessing for Santa Rosa

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

We are here to help our community and thank you for allowing us to help your furkids!

Saundra I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is making so many pawsitive changes in our community and county. Their hard work is helping to reduce shelter euthanasia, reduce pet overpopulation, increase adoptions and assist with a pet pantry for low income families!

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

And with volunteers such as yourself, we can keep pushing to make even MORE 'pawsitive' strides!

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

And with volunteers such as yourself, we can keep pushing to make even MORE 'pawsitive' strides!

Jenni D M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are wonderful people who care about the animals and their community.

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

Absolutely agree. Thank you.

Donor

Rating: 5

A hope for Santa Rosa is doing A great job, rescuing animals from the Humane Society, finding foster homes. They also have a food pantry for cats, owners can get donated food for their pets if they can't afford it.

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

We will only need to rescue from the local shelter as long as there is a kill list. That will end soon as we work together to change the county mission and increase the live release!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Hope for Santa Rosa County is a compassionate organization that fills a huge need in our county. I am truly grateful for the people that run this non-profit!

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

We're so grateful for members like you in our community too!

Sarah Rosemier M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a stray young male altered and shots through this program, it was awesome and i have been telling everyone about it when appropriate, educating the necessity for all animals to be fixed all pets ,strays and ferals!! They are doing awesome things for our community!

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

Together we can fix and vaccinate them all!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A amazing group for their time in existence. Making great strides offering spay and neuter at reasonable prices. Very well organized administratively which is rare in new non profits.

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

We take organization and growth very seriously in order to lay groundwork for the future. Thank you so much for taking notice!

Katherine K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had my male cat neutred through them. Wonerful experience. They are doing wonderful things for animals in Santa Rosa County Milton, Fl

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ahope4src 06/03/2019

Thank you for the kind words!