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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To help as many stray, unwanted, abused animals as possible. Please visit our Programs Page to help with our mission. http://www.animalscanttalk.org/telethon/

Results: Between 100 - 200 adoptions every year.

Target demographics: Pocono Region and NYC.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 221

Geographic areas served: Pocono Region

Programs: http://www.animalscanttalk.org/telethon/

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Naomi and Animals Ca't Talk continue to be top notch professionals. Yesterday we found a small kitten in our crawlspace. Husband & I stayed up all night trying to bring it around. Today I contacted Naomi to see if she had a volunteer to feed the kitten since Husband ad I both work full-time and neither of us could take the kitten to work. We are so blessed to have Naomi and volunteers helping give innocent animals a fighting chance. Also, special thanks to our Vet, Creature Comforts who do an excellent job at caring for all types of pets.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had adopted a young male cat in 2010. He was wonderful and we loved him so very much. This past Oct my asthma became worse and I found that my loving cat was having an affect with my health. I contacted Naomi who was so understanding and agreed that she would take him back. After a few days of many tears we brought him to the vet that Naomi uses. They were so understanding as it was so very hard for me to say good-bye to him. It still is very hard and I still miss him so very much. Naomi was so wonderful with feedback on him and let me know that he had been adopted by a loving family. This organization is a caring, loving place. They go way above to care for these pets. I pray everyday for Naomi and her group.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Replying to the review by Cassie Watton. I searched our records, no one by that name adopted from us. All our animals are tested, spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to adoption. I contacted my vet about this review. I was told the disease she complained about was transmitted by fleas. What was needed was to treat the cat for fleas and rid the home of fleas and medicate the cat and it will not be a recurring problem.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is in response to aadkins review. Had the cat not been spayed that she adopted over a year ago would she not have heard her in heat? My vet is Creature Comforts in Saylorsburg and they confirmed to her that the cat was spayed. I will not pay for an unspayed cat that she has that she cannot afford to spay. Creature Comforts and PetSmart can vouch that all my cats are spayed/neutered before adoption. One slipped thru the crack and the very next day I called the adoptive parents and they took the cat to Creature Comforts and had it spayed under my account

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Client Served

Rating: 3

I love my two cats that I have gotten from them however they have become two of the most expensive cats I have ever owned. They are both strictly indoor cats and both were tested with an extreme strong positive of having bartonella (cat scratch fever) my vet has told me how highly contagious this is and now have to get everyone in the house tested including the humans... being that these cats were at the shelter I advise anyone who has bought a cat from them in the last 4 years to get them tested. This can be very deadly to your cat and even you! In response this would be my nick name and married name so you would not find a Cassie Watton in your records. These cats have never had fleas in my care. Also having two other cats and a dog my vet who has dealt closely with the disease has said every animal must be tested as it can be transmitted by scratches even to other cats and this obviously is not a disease you test for since it is not something most vets test for.

Client Served

Rating: 5

every year i go up to PA to use my fathers time share (i'm 30yrs old) around thanksgiving time. Last year, my girlfriend and I decided to stop by a PetSmart location to see if they had cats to adopt (my girlfriend has 2 and i wanted to adopt). The absolute second i saw this 5 month old kitten i fell in love. After filling out the paper work; i returned the next night to meet Cheryl. She was the nicest woman in answering all of my questions, helped me purchase the proper items and screening me and my living situation in order to make sure the kitten i wanted to adopt would be comfortable. It is now 1 year later and (lakeland was her name previously) Zorra loves her home and i absolutely love her. This organization not only saved a kittens life, but has brought so much joy to my life. I cant thank Cheryl and this organization more.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found a stray cat and no one would help me but Naomi, she told me to take the cat to Creature Comforts and I did. She helped me when my little girl Willow was sick she is fine now thanks to Naomi. She will help out in any way she can, she is a great person and will always care for the cats and kittens. The cats and kittens are all loveable and just need a good home to be loved in. I wish more people would know how much ACT cares for the cats and what they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with ACT since June 2012 and have been coming in pretty much every Saturday. It's a very enjoyable time to be able to work with the cats as they all are full of unique personalities and it's great to be able to get to know them all. Naomi truly cares for these cats and does all she can for them. Even as a small organization, this place really made an impact on me. It just saddens me that we are often overlooked in comparison to the larger shelters like AWSOM.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a marvellous small rescue organization. No one is put down. Tough cases are not turned away. Naomi is a dedicated, caring, feeling, warm human being who loves animals. She was my biggest rock and support when my cat, Tigger got loose for six days. (He was found unharmed.) The money is used for the animals. I think that "Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption, Inc." is the best!

Lisa189

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Naomi has given up everything for homeless, abandoned, sick and feral cats in the Stroudsburg area. She takes them in, Vets them, cares for them and gets them ready for adoption at PetSmart. I have started volunteering there on Sundays and I can see all the hard work involved and how well cared for these cats are.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank God for Naomi & her complete devotion to the cats & cat crisis of the Pocono area & beyond! She has helped me with kitty situations, provided education & management of feral cat colonies, & maintains the amazing cats for adoption at our Stroud Township Pet Smart. If she has ever turned you down for an adoption, & she does turn many away, please come away not with hatred or disappointment, but with a greater understanding of her mission. I have a small herd of 7- even I would be turned down! If you love cats, or at very least understand & respect those who make sacrifices for any animal- find ways, even the smallest donation of time, money, supplies, or promotion of awareness, to encourage these humanitarians such as Naomi to continue their mission. One of the finest expressions of humanity is how society treats and manages the animals in their care.

Helen Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a caring organization. Even though the shelter was full when I called about a stray cat hanging around my house, Naomi was understanding and full of information. She has been guiding me along to socialize this cat and try to introduce him to my own cat. She is patient and really understands the needs of cats in the Poconos. She gives of herself and her wallet. She is a guardian angel of Pocono kitties.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is completely run by volunteers. They tirelessly clean cages, attend adoptions every week at our local PetSmart, participate in fundraising and care for sick animals. The president, Naomi Gauntlett, is the most dedicated person. She travels from Pennsylvania to NYC to her job that helps to fund this organization. When she arrives home, she spends at least three hours feeding/watering/medicating the animals in her care. Saturday she works alongside her volunteers at PetSmart trying to find loving families for the animals. Sunday she again works alongside her volunteers for the weekly full cleaning of cages and house where the animals reside. She takes in as many animals as she can. She takes animals that other shelters turn away. I doubt I will every meet another person as generous as Naomi Gauntlett.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for ACT for over a year, and I can sincerely say that the people in this organization really care about helping animals.
They tirelessly give their time with nothing in return but the satisfaction of knowing that are making a difference.
Naomi Gauntlett, the president, devotes her life to this work. She commutes 2 hours to work each day so that she can use her paycheck to help even more. Most, at her age, are retired.
The volunteers who go to PetSmart every Saturday to do adoptions are so wonderful. They truly have a sense of what person is the right fit for each animal.
Then there are those that come regularly to clean the cages at PetSmart and the residence where the cats in waiting reside. Cleaning cages is not glorious work...in fact it's messy, but they come, knowing how important it is to have a comfortable place for the cats until they find a furrever home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have become a volunteer for ACT ever since a stray cat gave birth to a litter at my place. ACT was the only organization that would help me and they didn't give me a hard tine, just lots of help and assistance. They managed to get the kittens adopted as well. And they certainly had them all neutered and got their shots etc because I saw the papers before they were given to their adopters!! The people of ACT are a great bunch of caring people who give their time and money to help all cats.I remember contacting bobby and the strays for instance for help and they begged of because they had no money, were a small group and blah blah blah. They are the ones that told me about ACT. The folks at ACT were shocked by what Bobby did as they informed me bobby is the largest group in NYC with millions of dollars and 2 giant shelters. I guess that is the difference between money oriented people and genuine people who just want to help. So ever since, I have been helping them as best I can. And I doubt aadkins post as I have researched and can't find anything about her from a year and a half ago.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I adopted a cat a year and a half ago. We were told she was spayed which is why we got her from this organization. Well 2 nights ago she gave birth to 4 kittens. I contacted the president of Animals Can't Talk and she was nothing but rude. Accusing me of trying to "pull" something on her. Upon further research it turns out this has happened before and she refuses to acknowledge the problem. Do NOT adopt from these people if you actually want a fixed cat.

Elayna C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i was very touched by the compassion and caring this group gives to these forgotten felines, when most just turn away. God bless them, these are good people with good hearts , which we need more of today.

Meezer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To Jane Joe..you are way off base here. We have worked with her off and on. And it is just amazing the love she has for these cats, the time, effort and $$$ she spends on all thses kitties. Instead of spewing venom, why don't you volunteer your time ans see what goes on, REALLY goes on. Rude, says nasty things, HOARDER, better do some research BEFORE you throw accusations like that around? Having to deal with the plethora of a good majority of FOOLS she deals with on a daily basis, it's amazing she doesn't blow. So stop grandstanding, embelishing because it will hurt the ones that don't need anymore hurt..and that is all those cats that no one wants!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jane Doe, you know nothing of which you speak of. 120 cats in the house? Far from it. It looks like you just have a gripe, so you come out here and lie.

ACT does wonderful things for cats and there's no one I've come across who does it better.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

These people claim to be so wonderful but when you try to talk to the person who runs this rescue its a whole other story. She is very rude and when you need to sign over your pet for whatever reason she puts the most mean things on their adoption cards. For example "My mommy decided I was not worth her time anymore", and when you ask for help with vet care and she gets nasty with you and proceeds to tell you she is contacting all rescues and telling them not to work with you when you question her ethics. Then tells you she hopes your pet suffers and dies. This woman has over 120 cats in her house. Rescue? I think not...hoarder is more like it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been a volunteer for Animals Can't Talk for about seven months, and have been so touched by the hard work and devotion that Naomi, the President gives this adoption center. She is one of a kind and because of her enormous heart has saved countless animals. We feel privledged being apart of this wonderful orgainzation as volunteers. Naomi should be congratulated over and over again for all her financial sacrafices as well as all of her dovoted time and energy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, I've been involved with ACT for aprox. a year and it's the best thing I could have done. ACT is a cat shelter. Naomi, the head of the shelter dedicates all her live and work to her shelter and to the well being of the animals. Each cat that comes to the shelter you know it will be safe for ever and that it will find a good home. The care and love she and all the volunteers give to the animals is huge and endless. With her commitment she has created a strong support system of great people that are part of ACT. All of them, I include myself now, have our focus in saving as many cats as we can, educate people that have questions, and to give the animals save, loving homes forever. ACT handles cats but they love all animals and help other rescues too.