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Patriots for Pets Rescue (Clear Lake) Reviews


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1.5
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A Compassionate Director 1 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:45:11
Incredibly unprofessional people. They will spread lies about people who go against them or rub them the wrong way. Dogs from here are generally sick when adopted. Will make false claims to defend themselves. The owner, Debbie, will personally attack you if she feels like it. A better alternative would be the Humane Society of North Iowa. They throw dead animals in bags and add them to their dumpster for drop-off at the local landfill. The Director is Debbie Kern. They board chairman is her husband. No one is held accountable here. Sources: Personal experience, Google reviews, Yelp reviews, the various Facebook posts, and Debbie's encounters with the police
1 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:24:30
Worse
Proactive Redemptions 1 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:44:42
They do not take local animals. They get their animals from out of state. Mostly Texas.
1 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:24:08
(no comment)
Volunteers 1 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:44:16
They rely on volunteers. Once the volunteers realize the shady practices of the facility, they end up leaving. Staff is paid under the table and is not reported to the IRS by an i9 form or any other documentation. This includes the board members.
1 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:23:53
(no comment)
Public Relations/Community Involvement 1 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:43:05
Incredibly unprofessional people. They will spread lies about people who go against them or rub them the wrong way. Dogs from here are generally sick when adopted. Will make false claims to defend themselves. The owner, Debbie, will personally attack you if she feels like it. A better alternative would be the Humane Society of North Iowa. They throw dead animals in bags and add them to their dumpster for drop-off at the local landfill. Sources: Personal experience, Google reviews, Yelp reviews, the various Facebook posts, and Debbie's encounters with the police
1 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:23:48
Rudest shelter ever been to and saying things that aren't true about previous owner
Medical and Behavior Programs 1 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:42:53
Most animals at the facility have some kind of illness. Parvo is a common disease here. They adopt these sick animals out.
1 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:22:47
(no comment)
Pet Retention 1 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:42:20
Most animals that are adopted out are sick. They die within the week of adoption. They are not willing to work with people and will quickly use an animals death to promote their business.
1 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:22:35
(no comment)
Comprehensive Adoption Programs 2 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:41:33
Their adoption process is filled with hate from all staff at PFP. The community is almost always in uproar against the facility as Debbie Kern, the owner, and her husband (Board chairman) are constantly attacking people on social media, emails, in person, and over the phone.
3 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:22:16
(no comment)
Foster Care 2 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:40:13
They do not have a foster care program. All dogs are in kennels in the facility, multiple dogs in single kennels are commonplace.
3 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:21:58
(no comment)
Rescue Groups 2 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:39:30
They do not take local animals. They get shipments of animals from out of state.
3 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:21:42
(no comment)
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter 2 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:38:12
Many local vets refuse to do business with this place due to many shady decisions on PFP's part. They do not accept local animals as they get them shipped from out of state.
3 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:21:03
(no comment)
Feral Cat TNR Program 3 average
1 posted by juan.pablo.pearce, on 2018-08-06 04:37:02
They do not do this. They ship the animals from out of state to their facility. There are little to no local animals there.
5 posted by TomNelson, on 2017-10-13 03:20:35
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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