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Review for Animal Defense League Of Washington County Inc, Abingdon, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is NOT a rescue although sometimes rescues do happen. I have adopted 2 from them that are the light of my house. One of these was a male found at a feral colony at age of 12 weeks and could not be returned to the colony because of construction. They kept him for 3 years trying to find him a home, taking him to Pet Smart, as well as posting him on Pet Finders. They would have kept him for life, tending to all his medical needs and basic care, plus socialization.

Instead of rescue, it has a mission statement of reducing the need for rescue by helping with low cost spay/neuter of pets to residents of SW VA and NE TN. This organization can also help meet emergency needs to try to keep pets with their family in times of temporary duress.

I was so impressed when I met them with intention to adopt 2 of their older cats that I have also become a volunteer and even started going to the monthly meetings. Signing up is NOT something I do lightly. I tend to be skeptical and do some homework before becoming involved in anything.

These people do good work and far exceed my expectation. Lack of funds is an ongoing problem for every nonprofit listed here but I am going to throw my hat in anyway. As individuals and as a group, they/we give it our all to help solve the pet overpopulation that floods our county and city animal control facilities with networking, learning, and real personal effort. Adding a picture of my new family members.

It asks for role served, but one doesn't cover it.. I am a volunteer, a donor,AND a client served.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Brodnax, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first heard of CVHR about 3 years ago when it was just getting going well. On my first visit, I knew it was going to be special. At the time, I was in driving distance and could volunteer. Since then I have moved too far away to be there in person, but based on my personal experience, I have total confidence that my donations will be well used and continue to send what I can regularly and for special causes. Cindy keeps us all very well informed about what is happening, progress, set backs, successes and losses. It is wonderful to watch the volunteer base and donor list continue to grow. I can't say enough about the wonderful work being done for equines AND for people. Many of the rescued horses have become companions and best friends for people with special needs.

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

make it possible for CVHR to own its own farm and to have a few paid staff members.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Brodnax, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It was a pleasure when I could volunteer in person, but now I am miles away.. The founder, Cindy Smith, keeps me informed with news letters and personal answers when I have a question. The open way of communicating helps me feel secure that my dollars are well used. I have personally met the board members and they are honest and honorable to the maximum degree. If you want to help horses in jeapordy be the best that they can be.. Your money will be well used here.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Brodnax, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This rescue uses its time and the money raised in the most effective manner. Every penny counts. They have a great record of rehabilitating these horses and finding them excellent forever homes. I don't think ANYBODY does it better.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Brodnax, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Well, it has been more than a year since I submitted a review for CVHR as a volunteer. I now live too far away to be very active so I have changed my "title" to donor. But in spite of the distance, I feel still very involved. Cindy keeps us up to date with shared pictures, news letters, information about the new horses coming in, and the reports on those who have been adopted in the past. I am as excited about this rescue now as I was when I first heard of it. This is a charity that has never let me down. I have never had any reason to doubt its integrity or to feel taken for granted. What I can do may not be much, but I always feel like I make a difference to a cause that is dear to my heart.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor