My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Austin Boxer Rescue, Austin, TX, USA
ABR is a fantastic organization that rescues hundreds of boxers from all over our very large state. I think what sets ABR apart from other non-profits is the way in which they communicate with their supporters and volunteers. ABR constantly updates everyone on the needs of the organization, from volunteering needs to monetary needs, etc., and they do a great job announcing all the kinds of local happenings where ABR will have a booth or presence and encouraging all their supporters to come out for a great time.
Also, ABR takes the time and effort to photograph and write extremely personal and endearing biographies of each foster and share it all with their friends on Facebook. Many boxers arrive sickly and are plagued with various ailments including starvation, extreme mange, broken bones, and many other serious medical conditions, some are near death. Many come to ABR having lived a life many dog-loving families find unimaginable. The good news; however, is that arriving at ABR is like winning the Boxer Lottery; they will be cared for and loved as they've probably never experienced before and believe it or not, most of these dogs know it and are so grateful. Watching the dogs go from sick, scared and hungry to healthy, energetic and loving is so satisfying.There are so many success stories not only with the rehabilitation of the dogs but also with families who adopt them (there is an entire section on their website dedicated to success adoption stories). The fact that families often return to ABR to adopt again and again tells you something about their experience.
The care and attention from the president of this organization is evident and the network of fosters and volunteers is amazing. ABR is all volunteer and they are very open and transparent about how they operate so whether you support ABR monetarily or through volunteering, it is easy to see all the good that they do for the boxers. Visit their website at austinboxerrescue.com and like them on Facebook and see what I mean.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Buy them hundreds of acres and build a facility so that even more boxers (and other dogs, too) can be saved.
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