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Jan Baron

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

Rating: 1 stars  

When I joined Pets of the Homeless they were an all volunteer staff. Now they are paying themselves a salary. Now, when I request help for a pet, they are always broke. I am no longer associated with this organization who is more interested in raising money for themselves than helping pets.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

It's been a year since we became volunteers for Feeding Pets of the Homeless. My husband and I have met many wonderful people with a common interest in pets who are cared for by the homeless and less fortunate. We have recruited nine collection sites, delivered three tons of pet food to homeless encampments, food pantries, and individuals. We are the first in the nation to organize a Spay/Neuter day at a homeless encampment along with one of our partners/rescue group. Our volunteer veterinarian spay/neutered 20 dogs and cats, administered vaccinations, and minor aliments. We are proud to belong to such a supportive non-profit organization who truly cares about the best friends of the less fortunate.

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

We have experienced a woman who comes to the food pantry every week and cries with joy when there is pet food available for her dog. We have seen the homeless cry with appreciation when their pets receive veterinarian care.

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

I can't think of anything I would change about the organization. This past year has been a learning process for us about what works and what doesn't. Our founder applies for grants, writes press releases, and makes many calls for donations. We have learned from her. We just need to make more connections for our coalition of non-profits for the benefit of the pets.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Write more press releases for us...they work!

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, we have met many wonderful people, learned marketing skills, fund raising skills, organizational skills, and coordinating skills.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made us feel needed, that we were making a difference in our community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & We organized a S.N.O.W. Mobile (Spay /Neuter On Wheels). Recruited a high school class to help with fund raisers, promoted Science Diet Matching Donations at Petco stores.
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a realtor and have seen many foreclosure pets in the past three years. I see Pets of the Homeless as a way of keeping pets out of shelters. This is a great organization doing their part to save each pet from being surrendered to a shelter. Companion pets are essential to the well being of the homeless and those who have been hit by the recession.

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

I deliver food to a woman living in her van because our local homeless shelter doesn't allow pets. She would rather sleep in the van than give up her dog and two cats.

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

Stop pets from being surrendered right at the animal shelters when people turn in their pets because they can't afford to feed them anymore.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

none

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

yes, marketing skills and introductions to rescue groups

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

like I was making a difference

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I collect pet food by door knocking, partcipating in food drive at pet stores, and advertising.