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AMANDA FOUNDATION

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: For over 30 years our mission has been to rescue as many loyal pals from the shelters and then find them loving new homes. At the same time we endeavor to educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter in order to reduce pet overpopulation.

Results: We performed over 7,000 spay/neuters just last year alone, saving tens of thousands of puppies and kittens from uncertain and potentially undesirable fates

Target demographics: pets, specifically cats & dogs

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles area

Programs: veterinary care, mobile spay/neutering facility for under-served communities

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This non-profit is incredibly rude. NO application or email listed on their website or social media, so I called their phone number (no one ever answered). I left messages - no call back. I sent messages on Instagram - no response. They’re very active on Instagram and snuggled up with B list celebrities. After a month of waiting for someone to call me back, I commented on one of their posts to let them know I haven’t heard from anyone. They didn’t just ignore me this time, THEY DELETED MY COMMENT AND BLOCKED ME?!? My comment wasn’t rude, I said “I’ve been calling and left multiple messages but haven’t heard back”.
I guess that was too much truth for a so called non-profit?? who is running this organization?

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Amanda Foundation is a wonderful organization. I have had their help and support in several adoption experiences. I went back to them because I trusted their knowledge, experience and their desire to make a good match between the prospective adopter and the animal. They provide all medical information and answer questions about medical concerns openly. Jackie Reich was especially helpful. She gave me time to interact with different cats with no pressure. After adoptions took place, she kept in touch, answering questions and offering helpful suggestions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I assisted this charity at its Wellness and Wags for Watts free clinics and was so blown away by the energy, generosity, kindness, commitment, and knowledge of every single staff member and volunteer. The Amanda Foundation is changing communities for the better through its educational programs, Spaymobile, and its consistent daily animal care and adoption work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer with the Amanda Foundation for over 20 years, I can attest to the highest degree of professionalism in the organization. Our family has adopted cats from Amanda and utilized their veterinary care. Each rescued dog and cat is treated with the highest respect, care, and love. The foundation utilizes the highest standards in finding "forever homes" for the animals and provides a safe and loving environment until that "forever home" is found.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I are so impressed with the passion exhibited by the Amanda Foundation in its cat adoption program. We have attended to many of their fund-raisers and have been impressed by the huge turn-out for these events. This group fills an essential role in the fabric of our society and its relationship to animals. I cannot say enough good things about the Amanda Foundation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adore the Amanda Foundation. They've connected us with two of the best furbabies we could ever dream of parenting. I've sent many friends there and they're equally thrilled with their adoptions. I will always adopt through the Amanda Foundation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered a kitty for them and they were very supportive of all her needs and welfare. They were greatly appreciative for my fostering because they cared so much for this kitty who had special needs and wanted the best for her. I would do it again with them in a second, (except my current kitty wouldn't allow it). They care so much about all their residents and having a vet on the premises makes the situation for the animals even better.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve adopted three dogs and two cats from this Foundation and it has been nothing but the best experience. They really care about the animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Discovered The Amanda Foundation at a fundraising event in Los Angeles, met some of their adorable dogs and enthusiastic staff. Love this charity and so happy to donate to them whenever I can, and one day will definitely adopt a dog from them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people are truly wonderful. Kind, gentle and caring. They were so helpful when my cat Darling got sick and no one could figure out what was wrong.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit goes above and beyond in what they do. I have been following the work they do, and have done for years and am in awe of the tireless effort this non profit has for saving the lives of so many, possibly what would be refered to by others as “undeserving, and hard to home” Animals that now have a life worth living thanks to the Amanda foundation and their staff

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I adopted an amazing cat a few years ago from this very professional, very caring organization. We include them on our donation roster every year!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted our beautiful cat from the Amanda Foundation back in 2013, and commend them for being an organization who truly cares about the animals in their care, ensuring they are well cared for, loved, and carefully placed in excellent forever homes. I was so impressed with the whole adoption process, and am proud to have rescued our girl from them!

A year later I became a client of their veterinary practice as well, our German Shepherd seemed "off" and ultimately required emergency care. I was amazed and so appreciative of the care and concern shown and administered by everyone at the hospital. They all stayed late into the night, saving his life and making a lifetime supporter out of my grateful family.

I cannot say enough good things about this organization - their presence and positive impact in the community is felt and seen through their Spaymobile, Veterinary clinic, rescue and adoptions, fundraising events and outreach programs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Amanda Foundation works very hard to help dogs and cats throughout Los Angeles. They pull animals from city shelters, provide needed medical treatment and then find homes for them. The charity also runs the animal hospital, so they can help other rescues and individuals who can't afford veterinary services. And they run the spay and neuter program for the City of Los Angeles. This is a government program that has very strict requirements, so you either qualify for free service or you don't. They also do Pop Up Veterinary clinics in low income areas, providing free exams, X-Rays, surgeries and dentals. Because this is a private organization, they can decide what animals they take in and whom they adopt to. Some people have a problem with that, but I know the foundation wants the best for those they take in. If you look at the animals, they are all well cared for and know that they are loved.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

When trying to call their your foundation I was met with extreme rudeness, and the responder on the phone a woman, hung up in my face, and would not let me speak to a supervisor, and she would not give me the company email.

I have been an attorney for a while, and have interacted with numerous people of different personalities. The receptionist is by far the rudest most racist person I have ever encountered in my life, and I have never ever had such poor customer service.

I am baffled that it was a non profit foundation I had called. I have run my own law firm before I became disabled, as well as a non profit organization for economically disadvantaged children, and I have never seen this sort of treatment to another human being.

I will look to see if there are any disability discrimination claims that I may pursue do to my treatment by your receptionist, and how she spoke to me about my disability. This treatment is horrendous, and unacceptable.

The receptionist makes the entire organization seem fraudulent. If they don't possibly like working with poor people, which I could tell immediately when I spoke to receptionist that she had an issue with me, then their foundation should not offer services if they cannot treat their customers with a modicum of respect.