This group of angels performs some incredible animal rescues. They throw every bit of physical energy and love into every rescue. They are wonderful!! Please donate!!! See their you tube videos.
I SEE THEM RESCUE A LOT OF GREAT ANIMALS IN NEED ON THE INTERNET, THEY ARE AWESOME FOR WHAT THEY DO BY MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE TO SAVE ANIMALS THAT ARE HOMELESS.
Eldad and his wonderful group of angels are the most patient of rescuers i have ever seen. and the fact that they also follow through with the animals long after their rescue speaks volumes about their characters,
anyone who can help these angels please volunteer some time to them. they also have a wish list on Amazon you can donate to.
Hats off to u guys dat ur helping out these poor dogs and giving encouragement to people like me to do the same.I'm from India.I'm an IT professional.yesterday I saw a dog hit by a bike and was lyin on the pavement suffering from pain. Her spinal was totally damaged.we didn't realise dat then. We wanted to help out dat dog becoz we couldn't leave her dere to die.so we searched out for a pet clinic where she could be diagnosed. Bt in India we don have such facilities in every place. Finally we took her to a petclinic where she was given first aid.but d doctor said she has oly 35% chance of survival since her spinal was totally damaged n bleeding from inside.her veins were burstin and dat she was in her last stage.but if we had d facility she could survive.we also informed blue cross about dis but they refused to come n take the injured dog.even if dey take her.they vil let her die.people like me r totally helpless even if we want to help injured dogs.please is there a solution to this.I would be a very happy person if this rescue organisation is set up in India in my state especially.
I emailed them saying I would like to volunteer. They sent me a message saying they don't need anymore volunteers. I have also reached out to them regarding abandoned dogs and never got a response.
the worst rescue group !!! 4 days ago i sent a message because i found a dog who apparently had been abandoned in the streets , so i tried to reach them to help because i live in a small apartament with no backyard and i cant keep her(dont worried she is with right now but i trying to find her a forever home). They NEVER answered me like NEVER !!! and two months ago my aunt found a femele dog with her puppies and she call the shelter but they said if they are puppies problably will put down to sleep , but i knew abouth this rescue group and i sent to my aunt the number for hope for paws and never answer again and the dogs were in really bad shape including the puppies. right now i think this group are scam !! they dont rescue any dogs in needs ! the dog it should be dying just for stupid video for money!
I have been impressed with the work that Eldad Hagar and his organization are doing. Some of the negative reviews complain that he spends too much time on fancy videos so it must be a scam. That is no proof of a scam. These days it is simple and cheap to strap on a GoPro and get informal videos. The use a formula for putting them to music, captioning, and editing. I imagine it is a pretty quick process by now. Another article went on and on about an old case of an associate of Eldad's being caught embezzling. It looks like he has nothing to do with her any more so I don't see that problem as something that should prevent a non-profit from continuing to operate. No on can guarantee that all of their employees are perfect all of the time. The important thing is that they fix the problem as soon as it is known. This article then ended by basically saying, "Don't donate to Eldad; donate to us!" Oh, OK. If that is not a conflict of interest, I don't know what is. It would be refreshing to read an ubiased, dispassionate analysis of these old cases, but none exist.
Keep up the good work, Eldad!
Review from Guidestar
I was taken in by the emotional music filled rescuing of stray dogs on YouTube Hope for Paws. However, something told me to search for Reviews of Hope for Paws on Google. And sure enough Hope for Paws Review did reveal a sordid side to these fabulous tales of dog rescue. First, they dump the dogs after getting their money. Then if you read the stories of the actors and actresses ,you'll find a dark side. Poor exploited You
Tube viewers --in the millions--and poor exploited animals. Why has this con lasted so long?
I give to several animal rescue/ rehabilitation groups ranging from Center for Biological Diversity (U.S.) to Animal Aid (India) to IAR (International Animal Rescue based in U.K. but right now strongest presence is in Indonesia doing incredible work helping rescue orphaned Orangutans). I used to try to assess if a charity was "donation worthy" based on ratings given out by organizations such as Charity Navigator and Charity Watch. However, the reality is that some groups simply do not meet the matrix that these watchdogs groups require to be rated (or more likely the rating systems used are so incredibly narrow and concentrate on very rigid criteria as is perfectly illustrated in peer review Stanford Social Innovation Review, "The Ratings Game," Summer of 2005, that many really great charities look terrible on paper and thus do not volunteer). As such, I go back to relying on what many people relied on for hundreds of years before charity watchdog groups existed; Worth of mouth.
Hope for Paws receives so much attention, almost all very very positive, that I find it very hard to believe that Eldad Hagar is running some kind of sham. The ONLY negative feedback that I have seen about the organization seems to be the repetition of the SAME "observation"(that is a very generous use of the word within the context of what they said about Mr. Hagar). The initial "report" came from a Facebook in 2013 page titled The Good, The Bad, and The Unforgivable of Animal Cruelty.
Then later that same year FreeNewsPos "reported" about "Many rumors have surrounded Eldad Hagar and his Hope for Paws rescue for the last few years now," which was just a regurgitation of the Facebook page The Good, The Bad, and The Unforgivable of Animal Cruelty which talked about "rumors" of Eldad receiving $15,000 in donations to rescue 100 dogs which it purport that were life "to die." The "news article" offers absolutely no support for its allegations making one of the first sentences about "many rumors" an accurate description of its own "article."
The only evidence offered was a reference to a court case July 7, 2010, in a lawsuit for nonpayment to Top Dog Resort for boarding fees, Hope for Paws lost. After researching this further I found out that that the complaint originates in what is known as the Palmdale Arizona Dogs. In 2010 Mr. Hagar and his former partner Sharon Gold discovered the gruesome site of over 100 dogs on a property in the desert where they were dying of hunger, of thirst, neglect...Hagar and Gold stepped up to help all of the dogs. A monumental task for such a fledgling organization (they had only been formed since the very end of 2008 according to Charity Navigator profile). They likely took on more than they could financially and logistically handle, thus the inability to pay Top Dog Resort for some of the rescued dogs brought to them. This "article" also report that Ms. Gold has since gone to jail for "embezzlement." I scoured everything I could about Ms. Gold but was not able to find the legal case. I was able to see, however, that whatever happened with Ms. Gold she is no longer involved with Hope for Paws and apparently has not been for some time. She may very well have embezzled money, I do not know as I could not find the court case or the ruling.
The opinion pieces written about the Palmdale Arizona Dogs and Ms. Gold would have kept me from donating had I not researched the issue further. The allegations of calling the founder of Hope for Paws a "fraud" all seem to be based upon that initial Facebook page that "reported" its impression of the Palmdale Arizona Dogs. The whole "article" is an opinion piece. What became more disturbing is when I dug even a little deeper and decided I should research the entity behind the strident attacks against Hope for Paws and found that the individual who has made some of the loudest attacks against Hope for Paws is herself under investigation for animal hoarding and cruelty. I had heard that there is an underbelly in the world of animal rescue and that rather than working together groups can find themselves at each others throats because they are in such desperate need of donations that some get to the point of feeling like the only way to survive another day is to undermine its "competition," and often times the groups struggling to survive will band together, so to speak in an attempt to take down a group, or groups , that are doing exceptionally well. I never ever believed that anyone involved with helping animals COULD EVER behave in such a way. I was so wrong.
What is nice to see though is that Hope for Paws has survived these attacks, at least so far they have. They continue to focus on their work. When I watch these videos I do not feel manipulated. This guy obviously loves these creatures. I read some posts where people state that they feel quality of the video and the music proves the point that Hope for Paws' focus is on getting money by enticing people through high quality video. Really? He takes video that are pretty darn close in "production value" to what I am able to capture on my phone. Then he attaches music to it before uploading to his site. So, let's get honest about THAT. I don't know of any 13 year old who cannot do the exact same thing with his or her smartphone and a desktop. The fact is that it is NOT how he captures these rescues on video it is HOW HE RESCUES these abandoned creatures that nobody else wants, that everyone else has ignored for weeks, months, years, that nobody else wants to crawl around in sewers or garbage dumps for, and that some people did not really have a problem with Mr. Hagar doing until his videos started to become popular.
The first wave of negative commenting came at the end of 2013. All of the commenting was based on opinions about Mr. Hagar and the Palmdale Arizona dogs rescue in 2010. People (other "rescue groups" maybe?) did not make public grievances against Hope for Paws until 3 years after the "problem." What seems most significant is that Hope for Paws did not begin receiving this criticism until after mainstream media began writing positive stories the organization and Mr. Hagar .
As far as donations are concerned, from what I have read Hope for Paws is a solid charity. It seems to have a built a really good network of fosters and rescues (which oddly its critics think is a bad thing. Perhaps they are not update with newer models that show that the traditional stand-alone brick and mortar "shelter" is not necessarily the best way. The most successful groups out there are networks of volunteers). What I also like is that Hope for Paws takes on the grooming and MEDICAL costs of the animals that it rescues, and if the handful of videos I have watched of the many sickly dogs living in deplorable conditions is any indication, those initial medical costs must seem overwhelming. Indeed, I did read an interview with Mr. Hagar and his wife and they had acknowledged that the medical costs are "astronomical." It does not seem quite fair to criticize Hope for Paws for not being a full service rescue group as they have never identified themselves as such. They are the first stage in the rescue process a stage that is often times the most expensive for dogs that are coming in physically ill.
I feel confident about donations I have given them. The one thing that I would not mind seeing would be a more specific breakdown of how much it spends on those initial emergency grooming and medical bills. I think showing those numbers would be very worthwhile and would be helpful in curbing the effects of what really is seeming more and more like baseless attacks and Mr. Hagar and his charity.
I signed up to give a monthly donation after seeing many videos of their rescues. I live in the UK, where the worlds biggest, most profitable animal charity, the RSPCA is based. The work hope for paws does puts them to absolute shame, their officers very rarely go out of their way to help injured and suffering animals and most would never spend time gaining an animals trust in order to rescue it. They'd just deem it dangerous and put it down. We have major problems with abandoned horses over here and the mo, and they're being left to starve as the worlds richest charity claims it has no funds to rescue them and house them. Ordinary people are what makes a difference and if you're not happy or convinced re hope for paws then get off your backsides and do something meaningful yourselves.
Animal rescues is a very heartbreaking, dirty and in a lot times can seem thankless. But the animals are always thankful and that's what really matters. Unfortunately, in order to continue with rescues the people who run Hope for Paws and all the rest have to rely on donations from "people". That's were everyone runs into trouble. There are always some people who are not happy unless they have something to complain about.
I have been reading other reviews and I find some of them to be of a selfish nature. But the one by Sally Hansen in July 2014 that was so negative, heck she wasn't even reviewing the right charity. She is complaining about an organization called Hope for Life not Hope for Paws. If you are going to give a negative review, do you think you could take the time to get it on the correct site. It showed you have negatively influenced a number of people against the Wrong organization. You have stolen money away from Hope for Paws and the animals they rescue because of your whining that they were rude to you. Again let me say you are complaining about the wrong organization. Well maybe the people at Hope for LIfe had reason not fawn all over you. I believe you said you were court ordered, so you weren't even there cause you cared about the animals. Get over yourself and quit being selfish. It is about helping animals, not about you. If you have to see and deal with the kind of suffering these people do day in and day out, you have to release it through humour that outsiders do not understand. Doctors, nurses, firefighters etc. all share this type of "humour" or they would go nuts.
The people wanting personal Thank Yous should stop & think. Consider the fact that these people are to busy to sit down & send out little thank you notes because they are to busy taking care of these poor animals. You contributed to Hope For Paws because you saw a video/videos that impressed you. So you can still be impressed because they are still out there helping animals not sitting in some office sending out little thank you notes.
Review from Guidestar
This blog has quite a few testimonials regarding the fraud and corruption with Hope For Paws. The partner landed in jail for embezzlement. The videos are very moving, but there is a lot of shady talk surrounding this organization. Donate to your local shelter or local rescue, they are a safer bet and much more under funded than this group.
I was going to donate, but I wanted to check the non-profit out first. I found this article and am very concerned about its accusations.
I donated two years ago on-line. When I received a request for money postcard by mail I was turned off. They seemed to be more of a video production team evoking people's emotions from animal suffrage and salvation then a genuine charity group. They are Hollywood based amateur animal care people, untrained with any degree pertaining to their line of work having talents in the area of video production focused on saving stray abandoned pets. The owner is great with dogs.
With that said, though the owner of Hope for Paws is extremely good with animals and video production, he receives millions of hits on several videos, some within a few days. They receive Google Ad revenue and on each video ask for a donation of $5.00 If just 2% of those who visited their videos gave a donation they'd be millionaires. Their overhead is low since they do not run a vet staff they contract out. They have few employees and many volunteers some of whom are provided publicity as Hollywood based models.
When you think about it, they act as if they're in need of donations yet they don't provide any information on how they are building themselves into a real charity such as the ASPCA, SOI Dog, and others who are the real deal having risen with a lot of hard work, not by virtue of video productions alone. When I note they use Hollywood models in their recent rescue videos who are seeking publicity and name recognition for their volunteerism I have a serious question mark about Hope for Paws.
In their 2012 revenue I find it hard to believe they only grossed approximately $650,000 while their overhead left them with only about $100,000 revenue. I question the truthfulness of their reporting taxes to the government in order to hide a tax burden. All they do is rescue cats and dogs, a couple per week, give them vet care, keep them at volunteer and their own homes and then adopt them out to the Hollywood community or anyone else they choose. They have a talented production team making these videos they receive thousands of dollars a week from Google Ad revenue while they make it seem they're desperate for cash. What are their ultimate goals and objectives? What other organizations do they work with to benefit the entire animal rescue community? I'd like to see their latest gross income figures for 2014 and question why they aren't up on this site as of yet before I ever donate again.
I'm sorry, when someone apparently wasn't satisfied with my $10 donation I took the post card I received asking for more money as a violation of my privacy. I donated on-line for their video, didn't expect the aggression. I strongly felt the attempt to be taken advantage of due to the emotionalism ascribed to these videos. The audacity of Hope for Paws to ask for more money as if they need it to exist when they're doing just fine with millions of hits per video all of the time within days! 2% of those people donate $5 and they're multi millionaires! I've read about HOP donors in comments of videos claiming they can barely afford to donate $5 per month they're committed too. Hope for Paws needs a reality check to be begging for money from people who barely make a living. In the meantime, HOP better be reporting their income accurately to the Feds. I'll be waiting for the latest figures.
After I wrote this review I did search under charity reviews and found this article:
This organization does a great service by rescuing strays AND showing their work on youtube so people are inspired to get involved with animal welfare wherever they live.
It's frustrating that some REVIEWS are for OTHER ORGANIZATIONS with similar names! Examples:
- October 23, 2014, 1-star review talks about a bad experience with "shelter staff" and the "cat house." Hope for Paws in California, run by Eldad Hagar, rescues stray dogs and does not have a shelter or cat house.
- July 28, 2014, 1-star review describes experiences volunteering for "Paws for Life" in Pueblo - clearly not the same organization!
Guidestar and GreatNonprofits: does your system have a way to prevent and/or remove misplaced reviews??
As someone who's worked with nonprofits on management and fundraising matters, I'll add this:
Hope for Paws has grown a lot over the past year in terms of donations and visibility. It's a relatively young organization and a small organization (very few staff). It appears they have independent accounting professionals preparing their financials/IRS filings, and they're doing the right things by expanding their board to include some outside people.
While I can understand the August 28, 2014, comment about not receiving a thank-you note for a generous gift, I can also appreciate that Hope for Paws has grown so dramatically that they probably haven't set up systems to process the volume of donations they're now receiving (donations nearly quadrupled when you compare 2012 and 2013 IRS filings - the most recent available). Small nonprofits with virtually no staff often struggle with things like donor relations when they need to scale up quickly. I hope Hope for Paws keeps its grassroots spirit while making the adjustments that come with increased donations and visibility.
The reviewers who are giving anything less than a four or five star are you sure your review is for "Hope for Paws Animal Rescue" run by Eldad Hagar? I am a monthly donor and I could not be more in awe of what that man and his assistants do. I do not expect a special thank you, my thank you is watching the videos of him saving the animals. I thank him for what he does.
I don't know this group other then through their videos. IF they are fake then they will be caught. Scammers generally don't like lots of publicity. These people take the general public into their facilities, unlike some of the big name animal charities that do TV commercials but never show the doctors or people involved. The complaints I see are generally people who complain that they were not thanked enough for their donation. I guess they are the type who only donate for their own gratification and don't really care about the cause. For those treated suspiciously when trying to adopt, I guess that you are too stupid to realize that gang members and dog fighters often try to adopt dogs for their own evil purposes. Do you really want this group to NOT be careful and hand over these rescued dogs to just anyone? As for the guy that complained about their inappropriate humor among themselves: People who have to deal daily with the results of human cruelty often use that type of humor to blow off steam. I have seen it with cops and prison guards. IF that is what they have to do in order to avoid internalizing it and then taking it out violently on the first person they see mistreating an animal, so be it. Get over it.
Personally, I came here looking for evidence of funds mishandling before I donate. All I found was a bunch of self involved whiners who don't have the guts to get out there and do the hard work these people do. I also found a lot (most of the reviews) of good people who want to help an organization that has taken on a thankless task.
We have donated to Hope for Paws for several years. I don't understand the person who wrote her grandson did not get a "thank you". I just sent in a donation on line and had a receipt from PayPal within moments, followed by a "thank you" email from Hope for Paws. Like others on this site we don't care if Eldan sends a more personal thank you...the online one is fine. We'd rather he and his wife spend their time and money rescuing dogs in need. Thank you, Hope for Paws, for all you do for these poor, abused animals. I only wish you would move up to the San Francisco Bay Area...we need you here, too.
I would have given this shelter 0 stars but the one star is for the cat house. I had a horrible experience at PAWS. I felt profiled and discriminated against by the shelter staff when we went to look at adopting a dog. I recomend to never contribute money to this shelter if they continue to treat people so bad.
Happy to see positive reviews for Hope for Paws.
The "1 Star" review by the grandparents of a boy who donated his birthday money & didn't receive a "thank you" bothered me, though. By giving, the boy knows he did a wonderful thing. If it is from the heart he doesn't need a written thank you.
It would be nice, but if those "thanks" don't come from the PEOPLE running the organization (they might be VERY busy!) why are you hurting the ANIMALS who benefit from these donations? The grandson sounds very mature & generous....not so much the grandparents.
I paid with PayPal and received a receipt within minutes via email. I'm not a man of faith. There has to be pressing circumstances that require me to go down that path. I doubt these people are complete scammers. In fact, I think there is a chance that these are extremely compassionate people, and considering what's at stake with these poor animals, I think it's worth the risk to invest in them. I don't care whether they acknowledge me or not. They probably receive thousands of donations every month. Imagine how much time running this show takes out of their lives.
Five Star in his cause but ONE STAR IN PUBLIC RELATIONS!!!!!!
He has lost future contributions from my family and friends.
A simple acknowledgment to my grandson for his most generous contribution of $645.00 would have been appreciated. This boy forfeited his birthday presents in lieu of money for “Hope for Paws”. The check was cashed within two weeks of its mailing in July. I sent a kind reminder in early August to send a simple thank you. September is just around the corner and still nothing, really!
ONE STAR and no more for this cause; too bad.
Hope For Paws is my number one organization to donate to. I have so much respect and admiration for Eldad Hagar and the people that join with him in rescues and make it possible for animals to get a new start in life.
I don't care if I ever meet a famous political figure or movie star. I would however, love to meet Eldad and shake his hand. He is an inspiration to us all.
If I could change anything it would be that I lived close enough to join him in his efforts. I'd arrive with a big box of cheeseburgers, warm blankets and extra boxes in case puppies were involved!
I have learned a great deal about rescuing animals by watching his videos.
Although volunteering for a ticket received, I was very excited to be volunteering for the Paws for Life shelter in Pueblo. However, my experience went from a very positive attitude going in, to a very negative time. Going in, all of the employees of paws were very rude. And regardless of my situation, I shouldn't be treated the way I was. As a business owner, or employee, I would be very appreciative and happy for having volunteers. Paws employees were the exact opposite. Free labor would be my best friend! Even though I was treated very poorly, I continued to help with whatever dirty work the employees assigned me too. I did until I couldn't stand the rudeness anymore. I then left, and decided I wouldn't be volunteering again. As I returned to get my papers to complete my volunteer work elsewhere, I saw a young lady (my age) struggling with a very large dog. As the dog pulled her along I saw it get out of control and eventually pulled her straight into the mud. I ran over to help and she greatly appreciated it. however when I returned inside, all of the workers were sitting there laughing at the girl pulled into the mud. If one of them had been pulled in, they sure wouldn't be laughing. I don't think any of that situation was appropriate or professional. Never will I suggest anyone to waste their time volunteering here, or will I.
TO pawstogether, gilbrailey, stevenc123... let me say a few things. One, it's well known that there is ONE very unbalanced woman out there with a serious hate on for Eldad and his organization. She spreads the misinformation about the "evils" done by HFP, but if you exercised your intelligence and did some more research, you would find that there is nothing which backs up her lies and that there is more evidence against HER, including groups who are protesting that she's allowed to spread her filth unabated. She should be sued for libel. As for getting receipts or not answering calls, is that your requirement of a non-profit who deals in rescuing animals? I want to keep seeing videos of Eldad out at all hours of the morning rescuing dogs. SO what if I don't get a receipt (by the way, if you contribute online all you have to do is print your donation confirmation, et voila!). Lastly, HFP doesn't manage the adoptions. They work with other agencies which do. Every video tells you exactly who to contact if you want to adopt. So do a little work of your own, quit expecting to be catered to like a 5 year old with no skills at navigating the world. All of that said, quit picking on an agency that is doing incredible work just to vent your own narcissistic unhappiness. I gladly donate to HFP and trust that they use my money to save more dogs. And I'm a cat person! I have no interest in getting a leash or a tote bag or a t shirt for my donation. I wish I could give more.
As a retiree I have a limited amount of money available for donating to worthy causes. The tireless efforts by Hope for Paws to rescue animals have made them the top of my list. I believe this organization is the real deal and I encourage everyone who will listen to help with whatever they can afford. I make a small monthly donation and my sister in law and I have challenged all Facebook friends to do the same. I don't believe Eldad can fake the rescues shown in the videos and I absolutely love how he shares credit for rescues. I pray this group gets more TV coverage and publishes more videos to increase their resources by manyfold to support more rescues.
I "discovered" Hope for Paws a couple of years ago and periodically make small donations. I use PayPal and get receipts through that. Once I answered a plea for a small donation and the first 500 donors would receive a lucky leash! I donated then promptly forgot about the offer. A couple of weeks later I received a leash and note thanking me personally for my donation in the mail! Elgar and his wife seem very sincere in videos, email and on Facebook. Tonight I saw a very negative article on Hope for Paws with no references, unsigned, and since I didn't believe it, started searching for more info and found this site with the message from a health professional who works directly with Eldad Hagar. I believe that the rescue is genuine and will continue to send small donations which I also send to other animal charities.
There is a mentally deranged, stalker woman in the animal rescue community and although I will not post her name others know exactly who I am referring to and it is very likely this same scary individual is behind all the negative reviews for Hope For Paws.
Hope for Paws has an exemplary record and reputation and Eldad is a saint. He is constantly busy which may explain not getting responses right away.
Congratulations to wolfii001 for making the most moronic comments.
It is a common knowledge that CEO of ASPCA makes over $500K a year. So the next person considering donating to those big organizations...think about it, you just may be paying for their vacation on Bora Bora
HOPE FOR PAWS IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION TO DONATE TO.
THANKS FOR WHAT YOU DO
Stumbled upon Hope for Paws while looking up a water rescue dog story. The patience, compassion and empathy exhibited in their rescues is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen, and I'm pushing 60 and have been around the world. I happily donated and purchased the "lucky leashes" and photo. I feel good about them and wish I could do more. I will, when I can. Meantime I received an instant tax deductible receipt, which I didn't expect. The web site is well organized and easy to navigate. For Doubting Thomas types, it is well worth a visit.
I also got an email receipt and confirmation almost immediately. I wonder if the people that did not may have put down their email incorrectly. I feel this is a good, reputable charity and would recommend them if you are considering donating.
Shouldn't you make a donation from the goodness of your heart! If you need a damn receipt don't make a donation, it's NOT the reason you should be doing it!! Wouldn't you rather they be out rescuing animals in need than sending a receipt? They are a rather small group maybe it 's far more important to save a life than to send you a piece of paper so you feel you got something for your donation!
have donated once due to their videos...tried to contact to offer them a grant through my employer but never recieved any responses...either they don't care or it is a scam. What oranisation refueses d to follow up on donations and NEVER answers the phone??
I have noticed that many people have given low ratings to HFP due to the organization not sending receipts of any kind after a donation is made. We donated in October of 2013 and received a letter and thank you note for our donation shortly after the beginning of the year. It was not a large donations of any means, just a few hundred dollars. I am sure the delay is due to tax season when they go through donations with a fine toothed comb. If you pay online through paypal, a receipt is always sent shortly after a donation is made. This organization does great things for the LA community and giving them a low rating based on how quickly they send a receipt is unfair. I hope the reviewers that did not receive a prompt receipt can look past this and look more towards the amazing work they do for homeless forgotten animals.
Not everyone wants to donate online these days and you'd think they could send some kind of receipt when you provide them with a self-addressed stamped envelope... but nope, someone sending in a couple hundred bucks isn't worth their time apparently.
Watched a video that asked me to donate five dollars. Went online to read the reviews. Took a chance. Received an immediate email receipt with confirmation number back once my paypal payment had been processed that said among other information "THIS DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE."