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TAILS

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):

Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Address:

Po Box 2277 Westport CT 06880 USA

Mission:

To serve the community as a charitable organization that promotes spay/ neutering of animals and provides financial support to humane organizations and individuals in pursuit of this goal. We are dedicated to vigorously promoting and educating the community about the importance of spay/ neuter to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the killing of unwanted dogs, cats, and other animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My experience with TAILS has been absolutely wonderful. The staff was extremely kind and personable. They definitely put in the effort to make sure my daughter and I, volunteers, had a wonderful experience. I would recommend volunteering at this organization for any pet lovers who want to make a difference, as the staff has done through their genuine care and empathy towards animals.

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

Can't think of one thing I would change

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Well I walked into petco one day and saw the flyer for volunteer work for a pet adoption and decided it was something that I needed to do. I emailed the coordinator and she was very nice and accepting. The day of the adoption went by fairly well and I was very glad I was apart of it even it I couldn't adopt my own dog atleast I was able to help some dogs find a new home

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

TAILS is a wonderful local group supporting spay/neuter and rescue adoptions in our community!

They have helped me on numerous occasions with:

1. funding for S/N,
2. transport to S/N clinics and Veterinary Hospitals,
3. TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) projects,
4. adoption events for rescued/rehabilitated cats,
5. supplies like cat food/toys, etc..., and
6. connections to, and networking with other local rescue groups who can help when TAILS cannot.

We are truly blessed to have The Alliance in Limiting Strays as a resource assisting both the animals and the animal lovers in our community. This dedicated and caring group of volunteers save countless lives, and ease the pain and suffering of untold pets every year!

I give TAILS my unreserved and highest recommendation, and refer people to them all the time!

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

Give them more publicity, and help them raise more funds to enlarge the impact of their thankless, and tireless efforts on behalf of our local strays, rescues and ferals.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have known numerous people feeding stray and feral cats in a neighborhood where my job takes me. In the Spring of each year there would be literally a hundred kittens running about, getting hit by cars, competing for food that the neighbors (who could barely afford to feed themselves) would put out for the animals, and ultimately reproducing to add to the numbers of cats.

The people of TAILS were wonderful, not only helping with spay/neuter assistance but also putting me in contact with people who could help trap the cats, socialize the little ones, and ultimately get some of them adopted. The people in the neighborhood are thrilled that they still have many of the cats there to keep down the rodents, but mostly thankful that they don't have to worry about so many pitiful little kittens they cannot afford to help.

Thank you, TAILS, and all of your great volunteers.

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

Give them the ability to reach and help more people (ultimately helping the animals) because they are a relatively small organization with a big mandate and a bigger heart.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer for T.A.I.L.s --I 'adopt' foster kittens from local animal shelters for TAILs until they can find forever homes for the animals. TAILs helps out when the shelters are overrun, even though their main goal is to spay and neuter cats (and dogs) --to help with the cost of adoptions and to make sure that the pets are spayed and neutered before they go to their forever homes. When I was fostering 3 kittens last Fall, I brought the kittens to be shown at local pet store adoption fairs. TAILs attends many of these pet store adoption fairs so the animals can be exposed to potential adopters. I also help spread the word for 'Team TAILs' at local running events and attend TAILs fundraising events like the tag sale and Halloween party.

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

do nothing! The organization is so well run, with many fundraising events throughout the year, and the communication is awesome, with an electronic newsletter. The focus of the organization is loud and clear, and Dorrie, the Director, knows what she is fighting for..

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

my friend said this org came to the rescue of a very needy kitten and found it a wonderful loving home

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

n/a

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My sons and I actually volunteered at an adoption event in Norwalk, and were so impressed with the people and the pups, we went home with one! We now have a sweet, crazy puppy named Trooper. She came to us spayed and with all her shots. She was in very good health, as all the puppies seemed to be. All the volunteers were very helpful. True animal lovers, for sure.

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

do more marketing in order to have more people become aware of the organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This is a great organization with admirable goals. They have a very dedicated team of individuals that volunteer their time and energy. They are much more than an organization that ONLY tries to spay and neuter cats and dogs. Their team cares about each animal they find, and they work to find homes for the ones that have no place to go..

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This small, fiscally responsible group gets more done than many much larger groups. The mood is upbeat and helpful when TAILS comes to help. I have relied upon this group for years in assisting my elderly clients who need help spaying/neutering their pets. The TAILS volunteers get things done efficiently and with as little fuss as possible. They can work with people from all socio economic and age groups.
Love love love them-go TAILS!

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

Increase it's advertising and education budget.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel that every dollar TAILS receives has a multiplier effect. This competent and caring group goes above and beyond anything I have seen in a volunteer organization particularly one this small. A small cadre of volunteers raises funds, does public outreach and spays and neuters many many animals. What I feel is unique is that TAILS will be faced with a problem and they do not pass it along - this highly effective team solves the problem. Large group of cats, low income owner - no problem they will go in and speak with the person, physically transport the cats, have them spayed/neutered and vaccinated before returning them. All in all a wonderful and effective group!

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

increase its size so that it could reach more people and more pets.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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