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Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter Inc

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38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Alena B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The best nonprofit in our area! We make our community better and the impact is seen daily. Our donors, volunteers, friends, and families are making a difference.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

after county officials played the shell game with bond proceeds and didn't provide the county with the resources to begin responsibly caring for stray animals, a small group of animal lovers raised funds and created WKNKS. The folks spearheading the organization and the volunteers making the magic happen have created a materially better situation for the stray animals in our rural community. They are to put it plainly; INCREDIBLE.

Janet V.2

Donor

Rating: 5

From nothing to a bunch of determined animal loving people did the impossible. They built (and continue to build) a safe place for strays, dumped animals, animals in medical need and everything in between. They provide educational opportunities for the children of the community to keep the love and respect of animals. There is nothing there guys and gals won’t do to help an animal in need. They were sent from heaven.

Claire Cook Q.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WCNKAS is a very dedicated group of volunteers who go above and beyond for animals. They also help many others with their efforts to save animals and spend countless hours making sure all the animals in their care receive everything they need to be healthy, happy and ready for loving homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Sophie was rescued through this organization. I have nothing but respect and admiration for the individuals that have worked so hard to turn a dream into reality. Their selfless sacrifices and devotion to the abandoned, abused, lost, and forgotten is nothing short of amazing. I have enjoyed watching from afar how they have created a wonderful no-kill shelter that provides a much needed service to their community and beyond.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great place animals are well cared for and very attentive staff. Thank u all for being there for these animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough positive things about WCNKAS. This organization is incredible. Completely run by volunteers, founded by one amazing, hard-working, dedicated, selfless woman, and committed to saving and changing lives. Our precious girl, Bonnie, was brought here as a puppy. She broke with Parvo within days of arriving and the WCNKAS staff worked tirelessly to make sure she and her brother survived. We feel so blessed to be a part of the WCNKAS family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my " Bear" 3 yrs ago from WCNK. Alena was so great to work with & I could tell she loved all those dogs! Would adopt again from that rescue! They all work so hard & have accomplished so much! Can't wait to see all the great things to come! 10 stars!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love love all LvNKA does for this community and the innocent animals.

Donor

Rating: 5

WCNKAS, has provided a much needed haven for unwanted and abused animals.
The facility started on a shoestring, but thanks to an Army of enthusiastic volunteers, it has grown into a vibrant, well-run shelter the entire community supports whole-heartedly.
The animals that are lucky enough to enter its welcoming doors are given the best care available; local veterinarians treat injuries and illnesses with remarkable results and when the little patients have healed, they are adopted by loving families.
Wilson County. Texas is fortunate to have this great and always growing better, Animal Shelter in our midst.

Carmen C.4

Donor

Rating: 4

The work carried out at Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter is second to none - and all work is performed by local, dedicated volunteers. All work selflessly and dedication is paramount for all the animals health, happiness and welfare. When alerted to an animal in need, no time is lost from retrieving the animal and vet care/assistance is sought when necessary - every effort is made to locate any owners whilst the animal is kept safe, warm fed and cared for. Volunteers meticulously clean kennels, monitor, feed and socialize/entertain the pups/kitties during their time at the shelter - until they are adopted. And they fundraise constantly to sustain and maintain vet bills and food costs etc. incurred along with shelter upkeep - an absolute phenomenal organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so proud of this 501c3 NPO - this organization has worked tirelessly and selflessly over a short period of time to achieve miraculous results! Starting with nothing, thru sheer hard work and fund raising - whilst ensuring the safety and rescue of many, MANY stray and abandoned animals off the streets of Wilson County - they have acquired a piece of land, worked hard to raise the money for utilities to be connected whilst overseeing the rescue and rehoming of 74 dogs 'seized' locally - founded by the Director, Alena Berlanga, with a handful of local volunteers they continue to work hard fund raising, rescuing, supplying food/medicine and vet care to strays and owners of animals in need of help with their pets to achieve the ultimate goal of building a shelter on that land !! All done with the support of private individuals and local volunteers and contributors. An amazing organization ran with outstanding leadership!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Words cannot do justice to the amazing community service WCNKS provides to Wilson County. The volunteers work tirelessly to save animals and prepare them for adoption. The shelter is impeccably clean and it’s apparent the animals receive top notch care.

They are also skilled at pairing you with an adoptable animal. After losing our beloved cat of 18 years, the shelter recommended an adorable cat that would fit the unique needs of our household. We love WCNKS and will continue to support them!

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Donor

Rating: 5

WCNKAS is an amazing non profit organization for Wilson County. The volunteers that work there are self less, hard working and dedicated volunteers. They keep the kennels clean, animals fed water and vet the animals. They love and care for each of these animals.
This organization runs only on volunteers and 100% donations.
I’ve personally seen what hard work these volunteers go through each and every day. May God Bless the animals and volunteers❤️

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visited this shelter and was greeted with the most wonderful staff. I’ve never had such great service. People who work in this environment deserve the world ❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Brandy is the best. I had to surrender 3 dogs and she was so amazing. I surrender at the vets and she vetted them immediately. Sent pics the following days. I know she would only allow them to go to a good home. Love you doggies so much. Sweetie, Bobby, and Weda. Again thank you Brandy and everyone involved with your amazing rescue organization.

1 Sandra James G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

3 yrs ago was when I met the folks at WCNKAS. Since that time I’ve adopted 3 dogs from them. Because of the caring people at WCNKAS I started volunteering at the shelter. I can honestly say the dogs at the shelter are well taken care of. They definitely deserve 5 stars.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great team of volunteers who work together, saving as many dogs and cats as possible when the facility isn’t even completely built. This team of selfless folks spend many hours rescuing, rehabilitating, nurturing and loving unwanted cats and dogs. The community desperately needs the shelter built. Please consider choosing WCNKAS

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Wilson County No Kill Shelter is amazing! They are huge advocates of animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. The volunteers work tirelessly to rescue, vet and adopt dogs into loving homes.

I cannot say enough about this amazing rescue! This is one non-profit in which trust supporting (monetary and physical donations). I hope others in/around Wilson County will also help support this rescue that does so much for animals in our rural county.

Thank you, WCNKAS!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great facility, wonderful caring volunteers that go above and beyond to carr for the animals in their shelter. I've been there and have seen 1st hand what a day for them is like and it's hard work, no pay, no vacation, no days off, etc.... I also have fostered for them many times and have contacted them about animals in need and they have stepped up and ensured that animal got the care that it needed/deserved. And my favorite thing about WCNKAS is the education of the young kids, their critter camps, and much much more. Lastly I adopted my last foster Chico from WCNKAS, I am so lucky to have this little guy with me and it's thanks to them. Keep up the amazing job guys, you are so appreciated by so many in our community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with several rescue organizations and WCNKS has, by far, been the most helpful and organized. The dogs are well vetted and cared for and their kennel is amazing. They are run solely by volunteers, without assistance from the county. They rely 100% on donations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You can tell they really care about the animals that they care for every day, and genuinely want to be there and do what is best for them.

2 Jessica W.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WCNKAS is a great organization the volunteers are all amazing people. The work they do for Wilson County is so very appreciated and needed so glad there are people in this county that are able to help like they do

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Client Served

Rating: 5

From a kind loving home to yours. Such a great place to find your forever friend.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The volunteers here are so sweet and kind! They do everything they can to help animals in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I took in a foster through this rescue that was severely emaciated. He was given a second chance because of them. Their vet is amazing, respond well, and our foster has made an amazing recovery.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

WCNKAS is an amazing organization that is dedicated to saving animals in need. I have had the personal privilege to volunteer side by side with other volunteers and have also fostered dogs for this group. Every volunteer in this organization puts their heart and soul into caring for the physical and emotional needs of the abandoned, abused, neglected, and starving animals that find their way to this organization. Animals are fostered, rehabilitated, and then adopted out to loving and caring families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was blessed with the opportunity to foster two groups of sweet babies. 5 little Lab mix puppies that where 12 weeks old. This organization rescued these babies allowed me to love them for 2 weeks while them hunted an area that would help find them loving forever homes and transported these puppies along with other sweet animals to their forever homes. As a new foster mom I had a lot of questions regarding the care of the puppies and no matter the time of day or night the ladies associated with Wilson County No Kill Shelter where there to answer my questions.

The second group of puppies where 4 Chihuahua Terrier mix puppies that where rescued at 2 weeks of age after their mother died. The Shelter found foster moms that got to bottle feed these babies every 3 hours. The Shelter has prepared social media ads to reach forever homes for these sweet babies.

Wilson County No Kill Shelter has saved so many animals but they also have blessed those of us that have been granted the opportunity to become foster parents. I became a foster mom to the 4 bottle feeding puppies just 9 days before I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The ladies with Wilson County No Kill Shelter saved me too.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely love this Shelter! WCNKAS has done so much to help out the animals in the community! It makes my heart smile knowing that we finally have a shelter to help with the overwhelming problem of neglected animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with this organization and what has been accomplished in a short time is amazing. Wilson County, TX desperately needs an animal facility and this group is getting that done! Unparalleled compassion for animals that need help.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These folks are doing great work in a county yhat has no shelters for animals at all

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter (WCNKAS) goes above and beyond to take in abandoned and neglected animals with minimal resources. Recently WCNKAS took in 60 plus animals that were being neglected by a local group in La Vernia, TX (BNG Foster Program) when BNG became overwhelmed and couldn't care for the animals properly. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office received numerous calls from local residents in regards to the dogs. Due to the condition of the dogs the Sheriff's Office contacted the WCNKAS. WCNKAS took the animals, provided medical treatment for all the dogs, spayed/neutered the animals, provided shots, and returned all the animals back to health. After the animals were returned to health, they were all adopted out to good homes. WCNKAS is a non-profit, run by passionate volunteers that truly care.

Due to the responsible and caring individuals running the WCNKAS these animals had a happy ending and are with loving, caring and responsible pet owners. Otherwise no telling where these animals would have ended up.

WCNKAS has dealt with many similar scenarios and have turned a really sad situation into a blessing for many pet owners.

WCNKAS is diligently trying to raise money to build a facility. Just imagine what WCNKAS can accomplish once they have their facility built!

Keep up the great work WCNKAS! Hope Wilson County residents realize what a great service you're providing for their community and support/donate to the cause.

6 Brandy B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been helping this organization and donating to their amazing cause...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Incredibly passionate volunteers who care for the animals and our community!

9 Kathleen Chmura S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had to put my precious Zsa-Zsa to sleep in July of 2018. I visited with the volunteers of the Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter shortly after. They were very compassionate about my recent loss and were more than willing to help me find another fur baby. They were so supportive and wonderful and it is very obvious the devotion they put into working non-stop to help the animals of Wilson County. I have donated to this organization and will continue to do so as they work so hard to make such a positive impact on our community.

9 Adela F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wilson County No Kill are passionate and truly care. There was a small dog in an empty field next door to me. It was freezing cold for days and I couldn't catch her. I finally did and Alena Berlanga drove from Floresville to San Antonio, took her to be fixed, examined, shots, the works. She found her a wonderful home. Thank you with all my heart.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I work for a small city in Wilson county and we have an animal holding facility. We only hold animals for 3 days then they are to be euthanized. Since working with WCNKAS we have not had to euthanize any.They have saved many lives and have been a blessing to help us. As a worker I stress every time we have a unclaimed animal and WCNKAS has turned that stress into success. I personally have adopted a dog from them that was one of the worst cases of neglect they had. And am the proud owner of Justice thanks to their care of him.