My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Wildlife SOS, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
I've been volunteering for Wildlife SOS for two years now. This is how I choose to spend my free time, because I love how the organization operates. They don't just confiscate animals, they look deeper... to the root of the problem and look for solutions that will have ongoing, far-reaching effects. Wildlife SOS is not just about saving animals, but changing the world.
Review for Ching Farm Rescue, Riverton, UT, USA
I’ve volunteered, donated, and sponsored animals at the Ching Farm Sanctuary for more than 10 years. Faith Ching runs the sanctuary and is an inspiring woman. The animals are rescued from all kinds of situations. Some were laboratory test animals, some came from neglectful or abusive homes, and a surprising amount were abandoned. Whether permanent or not, each and every animal on the farm is Faith’s baby. She knows the name, story, personality, and quirks of each and every one. She introduces them all as the "best boy/girl of the farm.”
In addition to animal rescue, education and adoption is another important task of the farm. Faith hates to part with any of the animals, but if she didn’t she wouldn’t have room to save more. The farm has very strict adoption criteria with adopters having to provide at least the amount of space and care the animals are already getting at Ching Farm – a high standard to meet. The staff makes site-visits to adopters’ homes to make sure they have the right environment for the animal. They also pay post-adoption visits to make sure the care is kept to an acceptable level.