My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT, USA
We have been contributing to BF for many years now. This org is fabulous and we trust them to use funds appropriately. They keep donors informed and are very responsive. I have even received a thank you phone call from Gregory Castle in person (not a recording!). Now that is unusual! I only wish we lived closer to visit the facility in Kanab. I am also very impressed that they have reached out of Kanab to so many cities (LA, NY, etc.) to help with rescue and adoptions. Amazing org. Cannot say enough good about it.
Review for Elephant Sanctuary, Hohenwald, TN, USA
My sister introduced me to ES a few years ago. I have been in ele love ever since. We donate to a number of animal shelters throughout the US. What makes ES different, aside from the fact that it is for elephants, is that is a truly a sanctuary. I watch the elecam almost every day. I am always impressed by the fact that the "girls", as ES lovingly refers to them, can spend their days any way they want. No one interferes with their daily agenda or forces them to do anything. The reward is that the girls delight us with their amazing grace and often silly antics. I have learned so much about eles from the Sanctuary -- that eles are extremely sensitive, even emotional. I always heard they were intelligent, but from watching the elecam I see it first hand. They are playful and have a sense of humor. They are susceptible to TB and their feet need constant attention. They are remarkably agile. Aside from the medical care, good nutrition and enrichment provided to these exquisite creatures, what impresses me most is the profound respect, compassion and tenderness the caregivers have for them. I was so disappointed to hear that I could never actually meet the eles in person. But then I realized that this is the point of the sanctuary! These animals have been abused and neglected by humans for so long, they must dread the sight of most humans. Who can blame them? They deserve peace and a safe haven without human interference. Kudos to The Elephant Sanctuary and caregivers for providing acres of land, care and love to these incredible, precious animals. Love to All!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
If I could, I would add more land. And more eles!
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