My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for HUMANE SOCIETY OF HURON VALLEY, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
HSHV started a TNR (trap, neuter, return) program for community felines 10 years ago to help the felines that are abandoned by irresponsible owners. The model program trains volunteers and assists colony caretakers in humanely trapping the felines and providing spay/neuter, shots and health care and assists the feline caretakers with setting up outdoor housing with straw bedding and food stations . This program was ground breaking and since its inception intakes of homeless felines into the shelter have been reduced by 32%. This means that thousands of healthy felines are saved from euthanasia and spared the harsh, cruel life of of living on the streets. The felines that are abandoned often become weary of humans and therefore are not adoptable, but prefer to live their life outdoors, in their familiar area, under the care and watchful eye of their caretakers. I have been a volunteer in this program since 2013, and I can tell you that the amazing colony caretakers across the Metro Detroit area who care for these felines are truly grateful for HSHV's program to help them care for their colonies, stop the reproduction cycle, keep them healthy and let them live their life out as they know it. This program is the only one like it that I am aware of with a designated TNR room that is heated and air conditioned, provides food, water and potty pads for the felines that come in for spay/neuter. The felines come in and are housed in a clean, comfortable room, they are spayed the next day and after a 24 hour recovery period are returned to their caretakers, who anxiously await their return. In addition, HSHV is an open admission shelter with a 96% save rate. The leadership and staff are amazing and they have a life affirming philosophy that is truly in the best interest of the animals that come through their doors. I am proud to be a volunteer for HSHV and I thank them for all they do for our animals.
Review for Michigan Humane Society, Bingham Farms, MI, USA
MHS kills 7 out of 10 animals that enter their facility, year after year. Go view their reports on the Michigan Department of Agriculture website. The entire organization needs a sweep! They refused a COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT of their shelter, WHY? Now, you must make an appointment to surrender an animal...people will drop the poor animal on the side of the road, or worse! This is not the answer to improve their save rate! No transparency here! Four board members resigned in 2011 due to the HORRIFIC kill rate, excuse after excuse and their refusal to undergo a COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT. LEADERSHIP MUST CHANGE TO SAVE THE ANIMALS! DEMAND a LEADERSHIP CHANGE!
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