This "charity" must be shut down immediately! The "director" Troy Jackson is a criminal with a loonng history. The latest is guilty of pot possesion which he happened to find while chasing with a gun on seat of his car a guy "stealing " from a dumpster! He makes $60,000.00/yr and the "thrift shop" takes in $5000.00/wk. Read the Idaho Statesman or enjoy a number of lawsuits. I had the honor of being a past office manager for the Vancouver Humane Soc. I worked with a wonderful Manager - Jeff Orme whom upon accepting the position immediately slashed his sallary!!! I never knew what it was, but I do know it takes a Real Man and Humanitarian to Slash a very good sallary for something (some lives) they love and believe in. I went to NAC to offer my assistance only to hear a man pleading with a representative to pay their bill as he had bills to pay and had really worked with NAC but noone would return his calls. I was very rudly treated. When they found out who I was; the charm was turned on. PLEASE shut this scam down! Innocent animals are counting on your help.
I have been involved with NAC for several years. The organization used to be a small group of volunteers that did the best they could with the small amounts of donations the public provided. About 2 years ago, a new Executive Director was brought on. He is a volunteer and until recently, was the only full-time person trying to handle all aspects of the organization. There were many volunteers that did not want structure but without it, NAC would continue to be a small, relatively inneffective organization. Now NAC is making huge strides toward our goal of building Almost Home, a no-kill companion animal sanctuary. We were saddened to part ways with a few of our dedicated volunteers but we have to strengthen the organization and, unfortunately, that means clarifying structure and responsibilities. We have increased our spay/neuter numbers and are now able to assist low-income pet owners with medical care that they would be unable to attain elsewhere. Our volunteer numbers are growing and right now is a very exciting time for our organization. However, like any other growing charities, we face hurdles and obstacles and must learn through trial and error. We receive almost 200 calls every week for rescue and rehoming and do our absolute best to help everyone as effectively as we can with the resources and volunteers that we have.
This organization used to be fantastic. In recent years, particularly the last year and a half it has taken a nose dive. Many long term volunteers have left. There have been reports of the Executive Director and staff being visible drunk at events. I would do a very in depth inquiry into their finances and debts before donating any money to this cause. There seems to be significant mismanagement in this area. As far as donating time, if you want to be treated with respect and as a valuable resource do not look at giving time to this organization
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