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3.6
A Compassionate Director 3 average
4 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:18:16
The new President, Kim, is a drastic improvement over the original one
4 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:56:38
(no comment)
1 posted by elizabeth.a.gaston, on 2013-10-26 00:49:20
The Director does not care about the Volunteers. He uses them like puppets for his own personal gain. If they question things, the Director then starts to talk behind their backs, and make them look like horrible people, when the Director is in fact the bad one. If I could give this section a -800, I would. They do not care about anyone, other than themselves and their own personal gain that they make off of the rescue and it's Volunteers. Disgusting.
1 posted by shagod34, on 2013-10-25 23:59:55
This director needs to step down and remove himself from the rescue world
5 posted by Amanda, on 2013-07-02 23:39:35
(no comment)
Proactive Redemptions 4.5 average
4 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:17:47
(no comment)
5 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:56:28
(no comment)
Volunteers 4.4 average
5 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:17:34
(no comment)
5 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:56:15
The volunteers here are top notch
4 posted by elizabeth.a.gaston, on 2013-10-26 00:45:39
The volunteer base in this community are mostly an amazing group of people. They don't get the support they need in most cases, which is unfortunate and they tend to lose volunteers as a result of that. Their hearts are in it for the right reasons, 9/10 times.
3 posted by shagod34, on 2013-10-25 23:59:04
The volunteers are amazing in this organization, it would be nice if they were better appreciated
5 posted by Amanda, on 2013-07-02 23:36:25
(no comment)
Public Relations/Community Involvement 3 average
5 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:17:30
(no comment)
5 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:56:06
I have seen this shelter participate in many events all over the state.
1 posted by elizabeth.a.gaston, on 2013-10-26 00:43:46
Fund raisers often surface, to help the rescue raise funds. Then volunteers are told that there isn't enough funding to treat some dogs. GoFundMe's are always surfacing, pleading people to help chip in for certain medical expenses, then after it expires, nothing is ever said again about the money raised. Not even a picture of the dog, after being treated after people generously thought they were helping said dog. Then, after questions are asked on the group page, comments are deleted or are never answered.
1 posted by shagod34, on 2013-10-25 23:57:14
They are not community minded unless it benefits them
Medical and Behavior Programs 3 average
5 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:17:24
(no comment)
5 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:55:34
All dogs are vaccinated and spayed/neutered prior to adoption
1 posted by elizabeth.a.gaston, on 2013-10-26 00:37:23
Medical needs come AFTER the Director's own financial gain. More often than not, dogs are adopted out to new families, even when medical conditions exist are known about. Previously, dogs with known lumps, who were advised to get looked at further, never did and then were adopted out to new families. They don't want to treat conditions that hurt their own profits.
1 posted by shagod34, on 2013-10-25 23:56:36
The needs of the animals regarding vet care and other expenses are placed 2nd next to the salaries of the CEO and board members
Pet Retention 5 average
5 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:17:15
(no comment)
5 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:55:11
(no comment)
Comprehensive Adoption Programs 2.8 average
4 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:17:08
(no comment)
5 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:54:54
(no comment)
1 posted by elizabeth.a.gaston, on 2013-10-26 00:25:11
Adopters are made to believe sometimes inaccurate facts about age, medical, and other; to make the dog more appealing and "justified" for them raising the adoption fees for said dog, for the Director's own personal gain.
1 posted by shagod34, on 2013-10-25 23:54:58
(no comment)
Foster Care 3.6 average
5 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:17:00
(no comment)
5 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:54:32
Northwest Boxer Rescue has a fantastic bunch of foster homes.
2 posted by elizabeth.a.gaston, on 2013-10-26 00:20:28
The fostering network concept is great. If the foster's would ever get the support they needed to be successful with it, without feeling like they are being a bother and being dismissed and ignored for asking questions.
1 posted by shagod34, on 2013-10-25 23:54:22
Minimal vet care given to the dogs and some vet care is denied and the fosters pay. This organization does euthanize before exploring all options.
5 posted by Amanda, on 2013-07-02 23:37:19
(no comment)
Rescue Groups 4 average
5 posted by SarahAguilar, on 2015-06-25 16:16:52
(no comment)
5 posted by SarahAguilarNWBoxerRescue, on 2013-11-26 12:53:57
(no comment)
1 posted by shagod34, on 2013-10-25 23:52:55
This rescue should be denied all animals until under new leadership
5 posted by Amanda, on 2013-07-02 23:36:19
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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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