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Skye Danser

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Review for WildEarth Guardians, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization with compassionate, devoted advocates. They were very responsive when I needed their input on a local issue that arose in 2012. Larger groups with more name recognition (i.e. The Sierra Club) didn't even respond to correspondence. WEG responded within 24 hours, and their assistance was crucial to protecting an endangered species and wetlands.

They have accomplished numerous legal battles, and they continue to advocate for wolves and many other at risk species. From my experience, WildEarth Guardians gets the job done and money donated to them is money well-spent.

This organization is on the top of my list for environmental and animal advocates. I just wish I had more time and money to give them.

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Review for Santa Fe Animal Shelter Inc, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

The Director reportedly lives in a home owned by the Shelter and receives other perks that are not reported in her $142K salary. The Shelter is having budget problems and has reduced staff in such a way as to negatively impact animal care, including an increase in the number of animals being put to sleep; and reducing adoption fees which has resulted in puppies being "re-sold" on Craigslist. I am always concerned about any manager that surrounds herself with highly paid friends as the Director has done. The most highly paid positions at the Shelter are filled with the Director's friends and that reduces the likelihood that a "whistle blower" will report malfeasance. This practice should be a red flag for the Board but not if they are also carefully chosen friends . The Shelter has many wonderful qualities, and it has the capacity to truly be one of the best animal shelters in the country, but to achieve its full potential, the Board needs to clean house. Current management is a liability.

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