My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Ellen Gifford Sheltering Home, Brighton, MA, USA
I adopted an older cat from Gifford two years ago, and I couldn't be more happy about the way my new buddy has changed my life.
When my cat arrived at Gifford, he was anxious, sick, and scared. He'd spent years living in a hoarder's house with 90 other cats, and we could tell he was desperate for a safe, stable environment, where he could relax, play, and learn to trust people again. After years of neglect, he needed extensive dental surgery, but Gifford made sure he got all the love and medical care he needed. And because Gifford is a cageless shelter, he was able to play, exercise, and nap in sunny windows while he recovered. I can't imagine a better place for him to have ended up!
Every day, Gifford cares for dozens of cats, many of whom would have struggled at another shelter (because of their age, or their shy personality, or their medical needs). Gifford's work is so inspiring that I decided to stay involved after adopting. I now volunteer at Gifford every week, and can tell you firsthand that your support means the world to all these cats and kittens!
Review for Massachusetts Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, Boston, MA, USA
The MSPCA saved my cats' lives. My boys were being kept in a tiny, filthy cage in a hoarder's house, and if the MSPCA had not rescued them I'm not sure who would have. This organization helps so many abused animals who have no where else to go. My cats were in miserable condition after being rescued, and the MSPCA made sure they received all the veterinary care they needed (which cost them far more than the adoption fee I paid). We have since brought them to meet with three different vets (including two specialists) and were extremely pleased with their friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable service. I can sleep easier knowing their emergency services are available 24/7. I also appreciate that they work to create comfortable environments for their animals, who have more living space than they would at many other shelters. They also keep many animals (even older ones!) up for adoption for long periods of time, truly trying to give them the best chance at a new forever home. The tragic reality is that millions and millions of US pets are homeless, and the MSPCA should not be blamed for being unable to help every animal in need. Their lifesaving work reaches thousands of animals each year.
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Seeing how much my two boys love life after being neglected and abused for so long.
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I think all shelters should regularly reevaluate their policies to ensure they help as many animals as they possibly can.
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