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Review for Feeding Pets of the Homeless AKA Pets of the Homeless, Carson City, NV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Pets belonging to the homeless have no choice or voice about their life situation or experiences. Volunteers for Pets of the Homeless have directly changed and improved the lives of these animals.

Genevieve Frederick, Executive Director and Founder, is a selfless person who has touched many lives. Her tireless efforts have made Pets of the Homeless a national non-profit organization with an outreach to animals across the country.

Pets of the Homeless volunteers have a passion for animals in such circumstances and they become directly involved to make things happen. Volunteers organize community collection sites for donated pet food. Because the homeless have no way to carry or handle large amounts of pet food, they repackage pet food into smaller quantities which are easier to manage.

Volunteers recruit distribution sites such as soup kitchens and homeless shelters where the pet food can be given to the homeless for their pets.

Volunteer veterinarians with grants from Pets of the Homeless organize and provide special clinics for these animals. Clinics include wellness examinations, immunizations, treatment for minor conditions and sometimes includes spaying and neutering.

Pets of the Homeless will provide animal crates free-of-charge to any shelter which will allow the homeless refuge with their pets.

This is an incredible organization which reaches beyond the United States into Canada and includes influence in Australia. The lives of animals are changed and on occasion literally saved.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Reading correspondence from those across the country seeking help and those who have been helped has touched my heart. My eyes have been opened in a new way to the plight of those less fortunate. As one who appreciates animals, Pets of the Homeless has changed and enriched my life as a volunteer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

,,,like to see more volunteers from more cities across the United States and in Canada. Volunteers are the most essential component to spread the word and increase services to the less fortunate animals which need the voice of others to improve the quality of their lives.

Role:  Volunteer & I am proud to be a volunteer on the Board of Directors and Editor of Pets of the Homeless newsletter. .
 

Review for Feeding Pets of the Homeless AKA Pets of the Homeless, Carson City, NV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Of course, as a volunteer board member and newsletter editor, I have a soft spot in my heart for Pets of the Homeless. This is an amazing, non-profit organization with a volunteer outreach across the United States and in Canada. Pets of the Homeless provides grants to veterinarians who go where the homeless are to provide clinics, at no charge for their pets. Volunteers collect food and pet supplies which are taken to distribution locations to be given to pets of the homeless. Often, when the homeless seek assistance for their pets, they are able to find resources for themselves. Most homeless shelters do not allow animals. Upon request, Pets of the Homeless Crate Program will provide free crates, cleaning supplies and bowls to shelters that will allow pets with their owners access into the shelter.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've written several articles for Pets of the Homeless newsletter which outlines its outreach and the success of the volunteers. It has been a heart warming experience for me to see how animals lives have been improved, helped and saved.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The selflessness of the volunteers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, caring animal advocates

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

touch, care for, save, feed and help more pets of the homeless across the U.S. and in Canada.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Board of Directors/Newsletter Editor.