Thank you from everyone at PAWS. She went from an elephant almost paralyzed with fear and anxiety — literally crawling on the ground on her elbows and knees when she saw other elephants — to being an extremely confident member of her elephant group today.
I understand how challenging it is to operate a rescue in general and how overwhelming it must be during this difficult economic period when many families are relinquishing their pets. Friends of Animals has assisted many people in the past and helped to find homes for the many abandoned and sick animals.
But the reality is FOA has the financial resources and support to provide a "quality of life" to its rescues but refuses to provide that care for the majority of its rescues.
In FOA was cited by LA Animal Services to improve the living conditions of its animals dangerous and too small cages, too many dogs in one enclosure etc.
It was volunteers dismissed in by the rescue- some who were jobless and trying to make ends meet who purchased an overhead tarp for the "warehoused" dogs on the back of the property so they could have protection from the rain and extreme heat.
This tarp was requested by a kennel person who stated that the tarp had been damaged for years. Many of these dogs live in these conditions for years some until their final days.
Only the kennel manager has access to all the dogs - volunteers are not allowed to see the back area or were the small dogs are caged.
This is not a temporary living situation for the majority but the norm.
How many animals have lived this way in the past ten or twenty years? The public by appointment only - walkins are constantly turned away cannot walk thru the facility and view all the animals available for adoption.
Why does FOA pay a substantial amount for rent in a building that is not conducive to showing their animals. I belive in a stringent adoption process but FOA places obstacles and ignores opportunities for potentially good homes for their animals.
The board members have become insensitive to the majority of their animals and not open to any changes that would greatly improve the physical and mental wellbeing of their animals.
They are paralyzed in their thinking and refuse to hear any suggestions from their volunteers. Yes the FOA has experience and knowledge and not every suggestion from their volunteers is an intelligent one that can be put into practice but they refuse to acknowledge any constructive criticism and continue on with their archaic practices and rules.
FOA needs to start fostering animals and give a sincere effort in adopting their animals. I am tired of hearing that they love their animals and are doing the best they can with what they have.
FOA you are nowhere near doing the best you can with your resources. Your animals should not suffer because of your arrogance and stubborness.List of charitable organizations helping animals.
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Founder/ Former E.D. from Madeleine Laird, HOPE for Animals founder and board member, was a Fort Wayne resident Prior to founding HOPE for Animals, Madeleine was an active volunteer at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control and served as President of Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control Commission.
“Second Chance” is not a second chance for dogs, because that would presume they had a first chance and pfmlures.com majority of the dogs we rescue never had any chances, first, second, or otherwise. The name of our rescue refers to giving humans a second chance to provide a safe, healthy, and loving home and environment for our dogs, since most of these dogs come to us after they have been.
Thank you to Laughing Planet Café for being our biggest corporate sponsor and one of our leading contributors overall! Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue is the beneficiary of the Kid’s Smoothie Promotion, a program which makes a huge difference in the lives of the 72 chimpanzee resident of our sanctuary!