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Review for Tails Of Joy, Studio City, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Elayne Boosler is not only a brilliant, groundbreaking comedian - she is a hero for animal everywhere. Her nonprofit group Tails of Joy helps not only dogs and cats but all animals in need. And as an all volunteer organization, 100% of donations are directed to programs.

I'm a long time volunteer with a small animal protection group in Arizona that provides Trap Neuter, Return services for thousands of outdoor cats each year. Thanks to a generous donation from Tails of Joy, we were able to help many more cats and their caregivers in Arizona.

We are extremely grateful for Tails of Joy's help, and for all that this group does for animals in communities like ours across the country. Thank you, Elayne, for your hard work, dedication, generosity, and compassion for animals and their rescuers.

And also - thanks for making us laugh every day!

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Animal Defense League of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a long time volunteer with Animal Defense League of Arizona, which has been in the trenches to protect companion animals, farm animals, wildlife, animals in laboratories and entertainment since 1987. ADLA’s largest program is the Spay Neuter Hotline which Traps, Neuters, and Returns around 15,000 cats annually in Maricopa County.

I've primarily been involved in ADLA's legislative program which works to pass legislation to protect Arizona’s animals and to stop bills that would harm animals. Over past legislative sessions ADLA and other groups helped to stop several measures that would have removed farm animals from protection under our state animal cruelty laws. We also work to stop bills to weaken Arizona’s public initiative process, which is the single most important tool for protecting animals. Thanks to citizen initiatives, Arizona voters banned traps and poisons on public lands, cockfighting, and the inhumane confinement of farm animals.

This year the Arizona Legislature passed a significant bill that strengthens penalties for egregious animal abuse. ADLA and its partner groups worked tirelessly over the last four years to pass this legislation which helps protect not only animals, but families and communities throughout our state.

I'm proud to be a part of a nonprofit group that devotes well over 90% of donations to program services. No organization is able to do so much for animals with so little, thanks to our many volunteers who generously give their time for animals. Thank you, ADLA!

Role:  Board Member