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Review for Magic Bullet Fund Inc., Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When my golden retriever Scout was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the rib, I had just lost my job and the timing was awful. I began selling personal items to pay for the surgery and then realized she would need chemotherapy--a very expensive treatment. The Magic Bullet Fund helped to raise funds for Scout's chemo treatments at a time when we needed it most. They worked with the veterinary hospital and took the pressure off us so we could spend quality time with our beloved dog. Regardless of the outcome, the MBF gave us more time with Scout.

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

the fact that more pets are allowed to stay with their families after treatment. That time given, with the help of MBF, is invaluable and priceless.

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

Have a full time PR person hitting the road to all the newspapers, TV stations and national news programs to alert folks to the fundraising efforts and also the information collected about canine cancer.

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

Thanking those who have contributed to the fund, and who ultimately follow the progress of your pet through its illness.

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

helpful, sympathetic and compassionate.

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

Help fund canine cancer research and provide money to the pets out there who need treatment, but are euthanized because the owners don't have the money. All pets should be given a fighting chance, and the MBF helps to do that.

Ways to make it better...

I paid more attention to the requirements of what I needed to do to help. I also think phone calls work better than email for this group.

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

small staff, difficulties raising money in an economy where people are holding on to their money tighter, and the perceptions that pets are simple chattel.

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

You need to work with this group. You don't just accept the donation and disappear. It might be a good idea to have recipients volunteer a bit of time after all is said and done.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & We received financial help and benefited from the MBF's great knowledge.