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Jacqui W

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough about this wonderful organization! TriCounty is different from most shelters I have been exposed to, and I have seen many. It is a "no kill" shelter that was founded 20 years ago by a woman named Jeannette Christos who, sadly, passed away just recently. Her legacy will continue to live on, however, because of the unwavering dedication of the shelter’s Board, employees and volunteers. Over the years, thousands and thousands of abandoned, abused, broken and near-death animals have come through this shelter’s doors and been the recipients of tender, loving care. Because of TriCounty, these animals have had the chance to live, be cared for, and find loving new homes.

It is precisely because of a shelter like TriCounty Humane Society that animals and people are brought together and are able to share love and companionship, rather than heartache or worse.

How do I know this? Hurricane Katrina. TriCounty workers went to New Orleans to save the animals left behind when their owners died or left the area without them. My Maltese, Brandy, was one of the dogs who came in on the first rescue shipment; his owner did not survive the disaster. They said he almost died, but they nursed him back to health. Every time I looked into his eyes I felt as though he was saying “thank you”. We laugh because this dog has no clue that he is little…he thinks he is a Mastiff and barks ferociously to warn strangers outside the house that he is “on guard duty”.

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

My beloved Maltese, Brandy, was one of the dogs who came into TriCounty on the first Hurricane Katrina rescue shipment.

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

There are no changes I would make to this organization, as I believe it is run efficiently and effectively.

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

It was recommended to me.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To get more involved in and encourage others to support this shelter and the wonderful work it does each and every day. There’s just a bit more to this story, however. About a year after adopting Brandy, we decided that it would be nice for him to have a 4-legged companion and we adopted an 8-week old female Maltese, who we named Bella. We weren’t sure how Brandy would react to a new dog coming into the house, so we left her in her crate and let him come over to sniff around. After about 5 minutes or so, he was “demanding” that we bring her out. As soon as we put her on the floor, Brandy was right there licking her face and nuzzling her. They have been best friends ever since; each day when Bella goes into her playpen for her afternoon nap, Brandy lays down right next to it and stays with her until she wakes up. I guess he is her “protector and defender” as well, as he refuses to leave her side. Thank you TriCounty!

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Role:  Client Served & Adopted .