My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Shelter Animals Advocates, Graniteville, SC, USA
I have interacted with this non-profit group for over 2 years. I have volunteered in the past to foster dogs for them, take dogs to vet appointments and transports, etc,. This is an incredibly hard-working group that rescues dogs that would have had NO chance of being saved without their intervention. This group specializes in dogs with Heartworm which normally would not be adopted out by our shelter (they choose to simply euthanize them, because of the high cost of treatment). The hoops this group has to go to to save each dog is incredible - Heartworm treatment is time-consuming and expensive, so they must raise funds for every dog they want to save, find a place for it to stay while it undergoes treatment (which takes about a month), and once the dog is healthy and heartworm negative, find it a home. Our shelter (like many) has a lot of bully breeds and special needs dogs. Most rescues know these dogs can be hard to place. This group does not discriminate against these often misunderstood and overlooked dogs. While this is great, it often means it takes longer for them to find the perfect home adding to the expense and difficulty of rescuing these kinds of dogs. They need ongoing support to continue to save and treat these dogs. I have fostered several heartworm positive dogs that were WONDERFUL dogs and went on to forever homes with families that love them. Here are a few cuties that they saved and I fostered.