My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Help of Raymore, Inc., Belton, MO, USA
As an animal lover and someone who gets really sad seing animals in kennels/cages, I have always found myself unable to go to local shelters and unable to volunteer. I didn't like not being able to reach in and pet them, I was sad that they had such a confined space to live. One day I found HELP Humane Society through Facebook. I followed their story for several months. Then came across post that they were having a kitten shower/open house. Very skeptical to go, I wanted to help the animals. I came with donation of food, toys and litter, and braced myself to enter the shelter. I was so happy once inside. I saw lots of cats, roaming freely. Lots of hammocks for them to nap on, lots of beds, lots of toys, lots of scratch pads, lots of chairs and sofas, lots of food, lots of litter boxes, and lots of volunteers. I had an instant smile. I went from room to room finding most of the cats are roaming free in their room, no cat fights, just cats......happy to have food, water, shelter and love. I grabbed a kitten, sat in a chair and spent an hour loving him. It enlightened me on what a shelter CAN be.
So, after that I became a Shelter Buddy, giving $10 a month. I wanted to help make sure they remain open. One day they asked for help with an adoption event. Once again, I wanted to help so I volunteered. It was such an enlightening experience. The volunteers really love the animals and are so proud to be a free roaming no kill shelter. They take on cases that other shelters won't touch. They have cats with FeLV, FIV, cats that are blind, cats that require daily medication. They truly believe in the no kill theory and they will make sure all animals get the medical help they need. I'm thankful to have found such a wonderful shelter, but so worried they might have to close their doors, leaving hundreds of animals homeless. We need to all fight to save this special home to these special animals.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've volunteered once, and I'm a shelter buddy. I plan on visiting the shelter as much as I doing what I can as a volunteer.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Do whatever I could to ensure HELP Humane doesn't have to close their doors. They are truly amazing and it would be tragic if they close.