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Review for Northeast Animal Rescue, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Northeast Animal Rescue is a great organization providing a desperately needed service to the area. As a common trend, animal shelters around the country find themselves beyond capacity and turn to euthanasia as more animals come in seeking shelter. Northeast Animal Rescue shelters cats from around the area in foster homes rather than keeping them in tiny cages for days at a time. NAR has many caring and loving foster families that are willing to donate their time and money into finding forever homes for unwanted cats that are deserving of good homes. NAR is able to show the cats they have available for adoption at a local PetSmart shop in N.E. Philadelphia. That is where my husband and I went to meet some of the cats they had available for adoption in 2008. My husband's 17 year old cat had passed away due to aging and wanted nothing more than a cat for his birthday that year. Rather than looking to buy a cat from a pet store, we turned to adoption agencies. NAR came up in my search around the internet for agencies that were not only in the area but also had a convenient way/place to meet adoptable cats. When we met Jayme and some of the foster families at the N.E. Philadelphia PetSmart, we were amazed by how involved everyone was in not only the well-being of the cats, but also knowing their personalities and being able to share those details with potential adopters such as ourselves. We got to sit in the room with some of the sweet cats they had at the store from NAR while the foster families gave us details about each of the cats we looked at/interacted with. After having so many wonderful cats to choose from, we came down to one cat that seemed to tug at both of our hearts. Because NAR doesn't want to hastily adopt out cats to homes that may not be able to care for the cats, they require applications to be filled out by potential adopters. This is a great thing for both the cats and NAR. By finding out more information about potential adopters, NAR can find the best homes for the cats they foster. Even if it means not adopting out a cat to an adopter that is not suitable, NAR operates on the basic principle that they act on the best interests of the cats they foster. NAR is the kind of animal adoption agency that needs to be in every town across the country. They are a fantastic organization and have the most amazing volunteers. I recommend NAR to every single person I come across that is looking to adopt a cat.

As a side note, the cat we adopted from NAR in 2008 is a happy and healthy rambunctious cat that spends most of time playing with our older cat who is a grumpy old curmudgeon. They make the most perfect pair, especially when they curl up together on a bed somewhere in the house, as if they were siblings from birth. It was the best match ever, thanks to NAR!

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

I'm not sure what this question means! Sorry! If this is asking what benefit NAR provides to the community or even to me personally, I would say they are fulfilling a need that the community has on a large scale. The SPCA can only handle so many animals, and not all SPCA's are no-kill shelters. And even if they are no-kill shelters, they will stop taking in homeless animals once they've reached capacity. NAR cares about where their adoptable cats go! And that is important!

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

I would make carbon copies of this organization and put them around the country!!! NAR is a great organization for the community, and the volunteers are dedicated to finding good homes for these cats. They are also easy to work with and very accommodating in terms of being able to find appropriate times to meet the adoptable cats. They are thorough in their paperwork and the care they provide for the cats. I wouldn't change a thing about what they do or how they do it, except they should be in more places!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A google search!

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

That I want to focus on donating more of my charitable contributions to animal shelter/fostering agencies like NAR instead of shelters that allow euthanasia!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Client Served & My husband and I adopted a cat that was being fostered by NAR.