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Review for Pike County Humane Society Inc, Milford, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

If an animal has to be in a shelter, this is the place to be. The animals are not in cages. The dogs run free, in a fenced in area, on the property. The room where the cats live are set up like a room in a house. The staff and volunteers are very caring people. There is no time limit as to how long an animal stays there.

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Pound Animal Welfare Society Of Montclair Inc., Montclair, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with PAWS since 2001, and was an employee from 2004-2008. PAWS is an outstanding organization. Animals are never judged by their breed, looks or age. PAWS pulls dogs from other shelters that have been there a long time. They are fully vetted and put up for adoption. The adoption form might seem a little long for some people but that's because PAWS wants to match a dog to the people, ie-their family, how long the dog will be left alone, do they have other pets, so it will be a permanent home. The volunteers do cat adoptions on most Saturdays at Petco in Verona, and now that it is warm, at the Farmers Market in Mtc. All events are run by the volunteers. We have a tricky tray/holiday bazaar, Comedy Night, yard sale, Fair in the Square. PAWS runs solely on donations.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Pound Animal Welfare Society Of Montclair Inc., Montclair, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer with PAWS Animal Shelter. In the 16 years that I've been volunteering, I've seen the most caring people at PAWS. Animals are not judged by their age, looks or breed. Each animal PAWS takes in is given every opportunity to be adopted into a great home. At times, it takes longer to complete an adoption than other shelters, but that is because PAWS doesn't want the animal to come back because it is not the right match. After Angelo crossed over the rainbow bridge in August, 2015, PAWS helped find me Brucie, a wonderful hound mix. Not to replace Angelo, but to give another dog a good home and a chance to have a good life.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Pound Animal Welfare Society Of Montclair Inc., Montclair, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering, walking dogs, for PAWS in 2001. No animal is turned away because of their breed or age. The board members and volunteers dedicate many of their hours helping the dogs and cats that come to PAWS. There are adoptions days, the holiday bazaar, yard sales, comedy night, Barnes & Noble gift wrapping to help raise money, to take care of the animals until they are adopted. It's a lot of work, but so rewarding when an animal goes to it's new home. I am proud to be a member of this team. I am a pet parent of Angelo, a former PAWS dog.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Pound Animal Welfare Society Of Montclair Inc., Montclair, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering, wrapping gifts at Barnes & Noble, for PAWS in 2001 and volunteered at the Holiday Bazaar the same year. Then I started walking dogs on the weekends and I noticed how many animals were being adopted. The staff and volunteers were great with the animals and the people that came in. I also noticed that PAWS was open 365 days a year! I thought, that is dedication!!! I began working part time as the receptionist in Nov. 2004 - Dec. 31, 2008 when PAWS relocated. So many volunteers are there much longer than I am. Many times I was there after closing because someone wanted to see an animal and was coming after work. So many PAWS animals have gotten new homes with people who love and care for them. I've been co-chairperson for the Holiday Bazaar for the last 10 years and I've organized the PAWS yard sale for the last several years. What a wonderful organization to be a part of. My fantastic dog, Angelo, was adopted from PAWS 9 years ago!

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

Find a way to get more financial help for PAWS.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer