My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for A Buddy For Life Inc, New Castle, DE, USA
I volunteered for this organization from February 2013 May 24, 2013 when I was informed by the volunteer coordinator, Jess Maslo, that I could no longer volunteer because Cecil County was receiving too many complaints about the cat room. While there I brought with me cleaning materials and always keep an emergency stash of kitty litter in my vehicle because they ran out and "would buy more tomorrow." I found a dying cat while doing a thorough cleaning of the cat room. He was wrapped in a bunch of sheets in a corner. He was in severe respiratory distress with matted and wet green drainage in his eyes and nose. He was sneezing constantly and wheezing. He would mouth breath at times and I noted he had red ulcers on his tongue. The person in charge of the cat room was gone for the day. I notified the co-director downstairs and she texted either the vet or the vet tech (who finally admitted she was not a licensed vet tech). This was at 3 pm. The plan was that the animal control officer would take the cat to the vets house when she got off work. There is no running water to the second floor. They now have dogs who have been crated on the second floor for over a year. The negalect and abuse has been reported to the county by multiple people, some of whom like me was told they could not come back. They tried to hide a dog attack. They lie constantly to questions are posed by the county oversight committee. The abuse and neglect is obvious and our county is not doing anything but they continue to give them 60,000 a month which was supposed to be used for the county 8 day stray hold. Instead they are using the money to fund their rescue. The vet associated with the shelter is on probation. Despite all the reporting, trying to allow HSUS or the ASPCA in to help, the county administrator, Tari Moore, has refused any help. They ahve slid into a severe hoarding problem which was predictable but could have been prevented if county officials started acting when they were first notified in May 2013.