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Review for Natalies Second Chance Dog Shelter Inc, Lafayette, IN, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This place is ABSOLUTELY horrible. I have dealt with Natalie's Second Chance Shelter numerous times, and although, I would try to see the good in not only the board of directors, but the other members/volunteers; I just don't have anything good to say about them. They are RUDE, lack knowledge, don't know much about the animals, claim to be concerned about the dogs in their care (there are probably thousands of people who could tell you otherwise), they are not well cared for, they lack the medical attention they need (I know this for a fact), most animals don't receive proper testing, diagnoses' prior to being adopted, they prefer cash over credit (because it's not traceable), she claims to save most of the dogs from death row (that's not true), she saves dogs who are ill beyond their ability to pay for proper testing, treatment or surgeries, she has to beg for help because the money donated isn't used accordingly, they don't always give out receipts for tax right offs to those who donate, they don't always respond to emails or calls (even if it's in regards to helping), they turn down fundraiser ideas and/or aren't present at those created for them, I could go on forever about this place. It is DIRTY, very unhealthy for these animals. I know volunteers play favoritism to dogs, therefore, they don't all get the proper attention, exercise or food others receive. Did I mention how RUDE these people are? How about how ungrateful and disrespectful they are to clients, volunteers, and even the dogs... this place has no business being in business. These dogs would be better off going to other well-maintained shelters with staff who are gentle, caring, financially able to care for their needs, friendly to their staff, supporters and clients, and ultimately puts the dogs needs first. They also have a terrible vet (if that's what you want to call him). He appears nice; but seems to lack a lot of knowledge when it comes to identifying symptoms in animals to then recommend proper testing for diagnostic reasons and treatment plans thereafter. He has misdiagnosed many of our rescues, one of which has passed away and 4 others who require expensive, on-going treatments that are far from what he diagnosed them with. I do NOT recommend this shelters vet or walk-in clinic. I do not believe these animals are a passion of his nor does he make them sound worth the proper time of a thorough wellness exam, testing, etc. I could write forever. This place needs shut down!!

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