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Review for Heartland Animal Rescue Team, Brainerd, MN, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This is a very high kill shelter. They adopt out less than 30%. My experience is not a positive one at all. Over a years time I went in three times to view animals for adoption. I tried to adopt one mother cat that was just brought in with a liter of kittens. The mother was never put up for adoption after her kittens were weaned. (Or none were put up for adoption ever) They killed the dog I was interested in adopting because it had a lump on its neck. I offered to have it looked at by a vet and pay for everything but they would not do it and kill the dog instead. The dog was never looked at by a licensed veterinarian. I wanted to contact and address the board of directors but was unable to reach any board member. The shelter does not put you through and there is no way to contact the board. I want to attend a board meeting but they will not even let me know where the meetings are held.

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

Brainerd, MN

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

Start with new management. Sometimes people lose focus of their goal or become burnt out or immune to what they are doing. If you have been in business for over 20 years and you your success are less than 30% you need to make some drastic changes.

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

The out door dog facility.

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

Some were nice and some were rude.

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

Spay and neuter more animals and advertise more.

Ways to make it better...

They did'nt kill the dog or cat.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

High kill shelter. Major is not concerned enough to do anything.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Set up spay and neuter clinics and don't take in animals if you are just killing them. The shelter staff and board should be more concerned about their statistics. Non-profits board meetings should be open to the public.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Contacted the shelter manager thenI tried to get a hold of board members but was unable to.