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Barb Hautanen

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Review for Animal-Kind International, Jemez Springs, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Since 2009, I have volunteered with animals (both domestic and wild) at 17 different places around the world and these experiences have given me knowledge and experience about what makes a good animal welfare organization. Using what I have learned and observed, along with following Animal Kind International's work for 5+ years, I can say it is a excellent organization. In addition to the fact that AKI gives away 100% of its donations, I appreciate their transparency. The organization has precisely detailed end of the year reports, their web page is very thorough and they also post frequent written, photographic and video updates on their Facebook page. The founder's career takes her to several of the countries that receive funding, so during her free time at these places she visits the organizations' offices and sites to see their work. AKI plans to increase its aid to other domestic animal groups in Africa and they are doing this in an organized, methodical and logical manner with input from its supporters.
When it comes to animal welfare, a specific area of interest to me is education, especially to children. I love that several of the African groups helped by AKI use their money to teach young people humane education, both in class and on field trips. These children can then share their knowledge with family, friends and community members creating a ripple effect that will slowly, but surely change how people view and treat animals.

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