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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To serve the community as a charitable organization that promotes spay/ neutering of animals and provides financial support to humane organizations and individuals in pursuit of this goal. We are dedicated to vigorously promoting and educating the community about the importance of spay/ neuter to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the killing of unwanted dogs, cats, and other animals.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Paula46

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with TAILS has been absolutely wonderful. The staff was extremely kind and personable. They definitely put in the effort to make sure my daughter and I, volunteers, had a wonderful experience. I would recommend volunteering at this organization for any pet lovers who want to make a difference, as the staff has done through their genuine care and empathy towards animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Well I walked into petco one day and saw the flyer for volunteer work for a pet adoption and decided it was something that I needed to do. I emailed the coordinator and she was very nice and accepting. The day of the adoption went by fairly well and I was very glad I was apart of it even it I couldn't adopt my own dog atleast I was able to help some dogs find a new home

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1 LouLousCathouse

Client Served

Rating: 5

TAILS is a wonderful local group supporting spay/neuter and rescue adoptions in our community!

They have helped me on numerous occasions with:

1. funding for S/N,
2. transport to S/N clinics and Veterinary Hospitals,
3. TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) projects,
4. adoption events for rescued/rehabilitated cats,
5. supplies like cat food/toys, etc..., and
6. connections to, and networking with other local rescue groups who can help when TAILS cannot.

We are truly blessed to have The Alliance in Limiting Strays as a resource assisting both the animals and the animal lovers in our community. This dedicated and caring group of volunteers save countless lives, and ease the pain and suffering of untold pets every year!

I give TAILS my unreserved and highest recommendation, and refer people to them all the time!

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1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known numerous people feeding stray and feral cats in a neighborhood where my job takes me. In the Spring of each year there would be literally a hundred kittens running about, getting hit by cars, competing for food that the neighbors (who could barely afford to feed themselves) would put out for the animals, and ultimately reproducing to add to the numbers of cats.

The people of TAILS were wonderful, not only helping with spay/neuter assistance but also putting me in contact with people who could help trap the cats, socialize the little ones, and ultimately get some of them adopted. The people in the neighborhood are thrilled that they still have many of the cats there to keep down the rodents, but mostly thankful that they don't have to worry about so many pitiful little kittens they cannot afford to help.

Thank you, TAILS, and all of your great volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for T.A.I.L.s --I 'adopt' foster kittens from local animal shelters for TAILs until they can find forever homes for the animals. TAILs helps out when the shelters are overrun, even though their main goal is to spay and neuter cats (and dogs) --to help with the cost of adoptions and to make sure that the pets are spayed and neutered before they go to their forever homes. When I was fostering 3 kittens last Fall, I brought the kittens to be shown at local pet store adoption fairs. TAILs attends many of these pet store adoption fairs so the animals can be exposed to potential adopters. I also help spread the word for 'Team TAILs' at local running events and attend TAILs fundraising events like the tag sale and Halloween party.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

my friend said this org came to the rescue of a very needy kitten and found it a wonderful loving home

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1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sons and I actually volunteered at an adoption event in Norwalk, and were so impressed with the people and the pups, we went home with one! We now have a sweet, crazy puppy named Trooper. She came to us spayed and with all her shots. She was in very good health, as all the puppies seemed to be. All the volunteers were very helpful. True animal lovers, for sure.

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1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization with admirable goals. They have a very dedicated team of individuals that volunteer their time and energy. They are much more than an organization that ONLY tries to spay and neuter cats and dogs. Their team cares about each animal they find, and they work to find homes for the ones that have no place to go..

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Sharon104

Advisor

Rating: 5

This small, fiscally responsible group gets more done than many much larger groups. The mood is upbeat and helpful when TAILS comes to help. I have relied upon this group for years in assisting my elderly clients who need help spaying/neutering their pets. The TAILS volunteers get things done efficiently and with as little fuss as possible. They can work with people from all socio economic and age groups.
Love love love them-go TAILS!

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David216

Donor

Rating: 5

I feel that every dollar TAILS receives has a multiplier effect. This competent and caring group goes above and beyond anything I have seen in a volunteer organization particularly one this small. A small cadre of volunteers raises funds, does public outreach and spays and neuters many many animals. What I feel is unique is that TAILS will be faced with a problem and they do not pass it along - this highly effective team solves the problem. Large group of cats, low income owner - no problem they will go in and speak with the person, physically transport the cats, have them spayed/neutered and vaccinated before returning them. All in all a wonderful and effective group!

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Annalie L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TAILS uses 100% of its funding to directly help animals. TAILS is there on the ground making sure impoverished individuals can afford to have their animals spayed and neutered thereby helping to prevent pet overpopulation. They work well with other groups in coordinating the lowest possible cost for spays and neuters for both cats and dogs. TAILS has an excellent relationship with Veterinarians and have encouraged many to contribute free spays and neuters to this group on an annual basis - virtually unheard of.
They are compassionate and yet incredibly professional which allows other professionals to work with them. It is an incredible mix of people who are able to deal kindly with the poor and elderly, able to go into situations most of us would not want to be in to help those in need of their services and yet able to manage a non profit by the books. All in all an awesome group.

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