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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Our mission is “to foster a sentiment of kindness to animals in children and adults.” In 1954, Alice Morgan Wright, NHES board member, wrote of NHES, “In 1948, we incorporated, a small group of us to carry on what we think is one of the urgent needs of our time, Humane Education.” Today, this urgent need is still with us and at NHES we address it through our programs services—all of which serve to educate the public and decrease animal suffering.

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: (1) Humane Education & Advocacy, (2) Spay Today, (3) The Briggs Animal Adoption Center, and (4) Alliance Partnerships

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As an older person I can truly say how very important the work at NHES is. I grew up in an era where often people had no real idea of the needs of their pets. It was not unusual to see dogs chained in yards, cats and dogs not spayed or neutered, and health issues neglected. The devoted staff at NHES is a major reason the cruelty that was once accepted as a norm is now exposed and the life of pets vastly improved. The educators work tirelessly both on site and through school programs to educate a new generations and show them a better, humane way to enjoy their pets. NEHS, through its educational programs, addresses safety concerns and encourages dog training. I have no doubt that NHES is making a huge difference in the lives of both pets and owners. Their facility is first rate and that they have a full time vet on staff allows the educators access to expert information on health and nutritional needs. Behavior issues are also addressed making NHES the authority on companion animals. Schools have an opportunity to have a free program presented by NHES professionals conducted with humor, compassion, and knowledge. Change the life of a child and a pet by visiting NHES on site in Charles Town, WV or scheduling a program.

Donor

Rating: 5

Though I haven't adopted a pet from NHES (yet), I am a very proud donor and supporter of all they do for the animals. While they take in and care for abandoned and abused dogs and cats at the BAAC until they find their forever homes (and are 100% against euthanizing healthy animals! I know Marley has been there for a long time...), they've also partnered with other organizations like the Potomac Valley Audubon Society and have donated many acres of their campus to restore the habitats of local birds and butterflies. They are passionate, dedicated people, and their organization is doing great work not only in West Virginia and the DC area, but across the US through their humane education and advocacy efforts.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Adopted 5 year old Drake from Briggs. This was our 2nd experience working with this shelter. It was just as enjoyable as the last time, 9 years ago. Thank you so much to Jess for all her hard work, and patience with us. We also heard from them many times after he came home.

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Donor

Rating: 5

NHES is by far, my favorite animal charity; I first came aware of NHES about 20 yrs ago. They have taken from me 8 dogs that I have rescued & found homes for every one. I have come to know the principals personally & they would never, ever do anything but wonderful things for their animals; When no other animal organization would even respond to my requests for help, Jim Taylor,now the President helped me rehabilitate a German Shepherd by sending me funds to pay a dog trainer. I think so highly of them that they are in my, and my wife's will for a substantial amount. In addition we have made arrangements with NHES to take any animals that we have upon our demise and care for them until their deaths.

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Donor

Rating: 1

What percent of the donations go to administrators and what percent to help the actual animals?

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Donor

Rating: 3

This is an organization that does wonderful work, in an underserved, over populated (meaning animals needing assistance) region. They pull animals from horrid situations, rehabilatate them and work with other rescues, in areas that have a higher adoption rate, to put these animals into good forever homes. But, on the other side, they send out negotiable $2.00 checks and multiple mailings to prospective doners. As a doner, I want to believe that the majority of the money I send to an organization, will go to saving and re-homing the animals. Not to postage or to checks that can be cashed by someone who does not even donate to the group. I received another $2.00 check today, which I put into my shredder. I honestly don't know if I will send them a donation. Will my donation be used up by those who cash their $2.00 checks?

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Donor

Rating: 2

I used to donate to this organization....I stopped when they started sending me $2.00 checks. I have written to them repeatedly to stop sending me checks.....but the checks keep coming. I feel that any charity that can afford to send checks out to people at the risk that they may just cash them doesn't need a donation from me........that's a ridiculous risk!

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Donor

Rating: 2

I used to donate to this charity to help unfortunate animals find new homes. After I checked their rating on this site, I was very disappointed to find a rating of 2 stars. I will no longer donate until they improve their score with Charity Navigator. I e-mailed them to let them know why I will no longer donate.

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