My Nonprofit Reviews
Beth Davis A.
Review for Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT, USA
Our first experience with Best Friends Animal Society was when we had to bring a gift my uncle left for the sanctuary in his will. We decided since he had talked about this wonderful organization for many years we would pay them a visit in Kanab Utah and spend a couple of days volunteering and working with the animals. They were so grateful for the gift and took the time to listen to me talk about my uncle. Jeri Connell, the Estate Planner for BFAS, let me share pictures of him in his work with animal rescue and made me really feel like I fulfilled his wish to gift them and help them continue all their good work. Jeri helped me with all the paperwork and things that go along with a bequest such as this was. She really made me feel like the gift would really be put to good use and after you see this place you know all of it is well spent.
I had been working in animal rescue for more than 6 years and the experience we had there was like no other animal rescue I had been to before. The level of organization and the programs they have in place that support not only the animals but all of the workers and volunteers is just the most incredible thing to experience. From the greeting and tour we received when we arrived to the training they gave for what area you were going to work in for the day was perfect. The supervisors who put us to work who obviously love and care for these animals unconditionally were very patient. Everyone takes the time to explain just what needs to be done and how it needs to be done so there is no room for errors or miscommunication. The trainers were happy to explain why certain things needed to be done a certain way for the dogs and it was so interesting to learn so many new ways in handling different temperaments and behaviours.
It was just one of the most memorable times of our lives. The animal sanctuary provides just what everyone needs at that moment. From the way they feed and care for the animals with only gentle ways to caring for them even after they have left the living world by honoring them with Angels Overlook. Truly an animal rescue that is in the heart of every animal they care for. I really believe they will be successful in Save Them All.