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Review for Tri County Humane Society, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have contributed much money to this organization and I am also a Board member, I have two dogs of my own and have helped to adopt over three from them.

Anything I might say will be perceived to be slanted and bias. You can read all the reviews you want but as it is said " the proof is in the pudding " so I invite you to visit the shelter on Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton , off Glades Road and ask the Executive Director who happens to be one of the two Founders for a personal tour of the facility, which includes a pet cemetery.

Find out for yourself what they are all about.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would suggest they be open 7 days a week to the public. I would suggest they increase the hourly wage and provide some benefits to keep employees from leaving that really care about the animals but financially cannot afford to stay . I would recommend they use some outside fundraiser to assist in a mailing and lastly I would recommend they not stop their mission to save an animal and give it a chance to live out its life in humane surroundings regardless the cost..

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Role:  Board Member

Review for Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue Society Ltd, Mount Airy, MD, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I have trouble understanding the finances as reported on their tax returns. From what appears to be a mom and pop starting with $40,965 in contributions in 2006 and contributions totaling $942,138 over 5 years and I note in the first three years they spell out in detail program expenses for horses, supplies and vet expenses from 60 to 90 % of their revenues on the tax returns.. I can no longer find that detailed information on any of the tax returns.

I do see where in 2012 using an out side fundraiser, they show $1,574,679 of contributions, and show fund raising consultant fees of $277,540, direct mailing expense of $978,420 and fund raising expense $251,808..... my math says that totals $1,507,768 and leaves them with $66,910 and separately they receive about another $165,718. Does that mean only approximately 15% of all money raised goes directly for expenses to to obtain and take care of the horses.?? Even then I would have to look to the financial statements since their fundraising letters, solicitations and website do not provide that detail but does go to your heart to save horses that go to slaughter, but it appears they have not saved very many more than over 300 over all the years in existence, which I might be wrong.

I do not know what I am missing as I truly believe their saving animals is important, the question is at what cost and I am sure there must be explanations or more detail that will explain everything that can be found in their financial statements.

I have requested their audited statements and await a response from one of the three family connected people who I believe are the officers of the Corporation since inception.

In addition on their web site I do not understand the comment 100% of all funds donated go directly to the purchasing of draft horse straight from the kill pen.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not sure yet what changes I would suggest, but they certainly have a good fundraiser and their financial statement will be my starting point.

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Role:  Donor
info (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

All of our Independent Audits for the last three years are listed on for you to see, and they break down percentages of Program, Administrative, and Fundraising costs. Yes, we do report our accounting differently now, because now we actually have an accountant! Yes, we have grown very much since 2005, when we began with 4 horses on a shabby rental property in my back yard. The rescue now houses 61 horses, has 3 employees to care for said horses, a volunteer force of over 250, and owns it's own farm which spans 109 acres. Lots has changed, and all for the better. Signed, Christine Hajek, President and Founder


Review for Tri County Humane Society, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The tireless caring co founder who gave almost every minute of her life to care for the lives of canine and feline members of our society recently passed away at an age too young and who will be missed dearly by the animals she stood up for, protected and gave life to.

At Tri County Humane Society everything is about the animals and it is a NO KILL SHELTER and the employees are very special and the volunteers who make certain every day each dog is walked and at the very least gets fresh air.

It is a model shelter that needs a larger facility on its premises to honor a woman, I had too little contact with living 1,000 miles away, but is deserving of accolades she turned down in life and know must be remembered with a modern facility with an in resident VEt.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes i called from New York once to say two friends had each just had their pet Bichon die on them......All of a sudden there was one turned in whose owners could not afford the surgery, I was notified by Email and paid to remove kidney stones...I rose to the occasion and several weeks later the animal flew home with me to its new home. They care!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure it had a larger facility that can hold more than the 400 dogs and cats that are there at any one time

Role:  Donor & I have donated money to the shelter and anonymously make cash gifts to the employees Thanksgiving and Xmas.