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Angels of Assisi (Roanoke) Reviews


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A Compassionate Director 3 average
5 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:22:41
Did not meet the director, but she has fantastic staff working for her and that reflects upon her leadership.
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:58:36
They do not help with medically needed animals.
Proactive Redemptions 2 average
3 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:21:49
Unaware of this program.
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:57:38
(no comment)
Volunteers 3 average
5 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:21:19
Everyone was extremely pleasant. They do receive a very high volume of calls and visits, so sometimes patience is important. Sometimes there is a delay in communication, but they do return calls. A lot of animals in need means a lot of overextended staff and volunteers. If I had to make a choice I'd rather they make me wait than make a dog or cat wait.
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:57:32
They are not friendly or helpful
Public Relations/Community Involvement 3 average
5 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:18:28
Repeat from prior question: They go to parades to promote their available dogs, the website looks great, they partner with other organizations like Deaf Dogs Rock... They even won the Rachael Ray adoption challenge, doubling (or better) their adoption numbers from year to the next.
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:57:11
They are not friendly or helpful. They never answer their phone or return phone messages.
Medical and Behavior Programs 3 average
5 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:17:31
Kept a skin condition in check for the pup I adopted, advised continued care. She no longer has the condition.
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:56:29
They are not friendly people.
Pet Retention 2 average
3 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:16:43
N/A
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:56:10
They did not save the 2 senior kitties.
Comprehensive Adoption Programs 3 average
5 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:16:24
They go to parades to promote their available dogs, the website looks great, they partner with other organizations like Deaf Dogs Rock... They even won the Rachael Ray adoption challenge, doubling (or better) their adoption numbers from year to the next.
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:55:46
Angels of Assisi and a rescue group took 2 kitties that were not suppose to leave the property, they were some else's pets and did not need medical care.
Foster Care 3 average
5 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:10:48
The family who fostered my deaf pit bull through Angels of Assisi was so loving and compassionate. They were sad to see her go but so happy for her that she had found a forever home. They continued the training and love she had received from Angels of Assisi. My new little dog was already so well trained and well adjusted when she got home thanks to the hardworking team at Angels, particularly Bobbie, and the foster system they have in place, particularly Nadine and her family.
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:54:37
(no comment)
Rescue Groups 3 average
5 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:10:41
(no comment)
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:54:32
They were suppose to rescue 2 senior kitties which needed medical care. Angels of Assisi and a rescue group did not take them. Both organizations agreed to take them.
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter 3 average
5 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:10:12
(no comment)
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:53:15
(no comment)
Feral Cat TNR Program 2 average
3 posted by JeremyLucas, on 2015-03-18 09:09:52
N/A
1 posted by (empty name), on 2014-09-15 14:53:11
They were suppose to rescue 2 senior kitties.
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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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