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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Volunteer for this organization since 2010. I volunteered at the Thrift Shoppe and the shelter 3 days a week. FoS has had its ups and downs, but at this time, with a new director that is focused on what FoS needs, it is going in the right direction. I am proud to say I am part of this organization. I went to another local shelter to volunteer, but they did not make me feel a part of them like FoS. I truly love this organization and want nothing but the best for them. FoS has a great staff, new director, and lots of dedicated volunteers which make FoS a great place to volunteer!!

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3

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I volunteered for this rescue and was treated very badly. The volunteer intake process was nice enough, but once we got down to business, there was one problem after another. I was working in a new "day job" -- volunteer work doesn't pay the bills and was very clear on my application that I could not be there on certain days and at certain times. The volunteer coordinator assured me they would work around that. Only they didn't. There were some reasons, but none of those reasons excused the rude treatment I got from the vet tech. I was transporting the kittens I fostered (I live over an hour from the rescue) and got caught in traffic. I called and left a message that I was stuck in traffic and she called me back and said "You're still in bed, aren't you!" When I explained that I was not still in bed and was stuck in traffic, because the rescue had failed to work around my schedule and the the location of my home, she said "Well, where are you then!" I dropped the kittens off, and the staff all treated me like a complete failure as a foster. When I called later to see how the kittens had done during surgery, the receptionist told me they were "fine" without asking for their names. I hope the kittens were "fine" and thay they are thriving in their forever homes. I'll never know, because Friends of Strays would not tell me what became of them.