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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

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.

Previous Stories

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.