My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for National Humane Education Society, Charles Town, WV, USA
My review of The National Humane Education Society is offered from an uncommon perspective. I am and have been an employee of the organization for many years and have adopted numerous animals. I have, in fact, known of the organization and been involved in different capacities for over 35 years. I can remember details of the facilities from nearly 40 years ago and while they were much smaller and limited in comparison to the Briggs Animal Adoption Center, the cleanliness, order and absolute commitment to the animals have been constant. As an employee here, in a non-management type position, I see the reality of the the day to day operations. I see the many people who come here with an injured or unwanted animal, the vast number of those who have adopted pets and return just to visit or attend the annual Alumni Day celebration. I see the many, many people who bring their pets to utilize our low-cost spay and neuter program. There are many volunteers who regularly come to spend time with the dogs or cats, or those that help with the various fund raising or information events. There are quite a few of the clerical or administrative staff who bring their own pets to work. It is normal that when an animal has been adopted and is ready to be taken to it's new home, the receptionist will announce over the p.a. that this particular animal is leaving for their new home and if any staff wants to come say goodbye, come to the front lobby. There is always a group of those that have cared for the animals directly that come to say goodbye. I see the truck loads of food and supplies that arrive regularly, the extensive and detailed procedures for cleaning and feeding. The special diets, the dog isolation/ intake building, the bathing and grooming room, the feline areas with walkways, climbing trees, the Education building for teaching events and fundraising events. There are vehicles to rescue and adopt pets with, machinery to maintain the grounds and facilities, the well-appointed vet room and full-time vet for in-house animal care. I see the many hardworking coworkers, the sometimes ill or injured incoming animals, the ongoing display of photos in the break room of newly adopted animals and happy owners. I see the stress in upper management when operating funds are not enough, the difficulty in telling another person we are full and cannot take in more. I could go on but my point is this, from my perspective, this organization is consistently and continually working to better the lives of multitudes of animals and, indirectly, improving the lives of many people. Briggs Animal Adoption Center is in Charles Town, WV, and I would invite you to arrive on any given day, during our open hours, and look to see if what I have outlined is true. If you do come, you will be pleased.