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Review for Aid To Animals Of Northern Illinois, Barrington, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The previous reviews complain that it took a while for their calls to be returned. That is perhaps true. However, the shelter is run by one person. She does most of the work with the many cats and dogs and that is very time consuming. Also, she is not very computer-literate so others let her know when there are inquiries from the website.

I am shocked that people can be that uncaring. Stacey cares very much for all the homeless animals we take in. We strive to find only the best homes and carefully vet everyone who is interested in adopting. Perhaps the people who complained were not found to be a good fit for the pet they were inquiring about.

Recently, I went to China to save two dogs that had been rescued from the streets by a volunteer. I was out of the country and unable to return calls. Maybe a little patience and understanding is called for?

Our objective is to help the animals. We are a no-kill organization. So, if your call was not returned as timely as you might have liked, I apologize. We were probably with the animals caring for them.

And regarding the P.O. Box, this is a small shelter. VIsits are by appointment only. Once an application is approved, then people are invited to come and visit. This is NOT an open shelter with regular hours. We do not have the funds or the man-power for that.

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

Help raise a lot of money so that more animals could be saved. This organization's only problem is that the heart is bigger than the bank account. The rescues in the past two years have exceeded the funds coming in.

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