I recently dropped off 8 kittens and 2 momma kats worst mistake of my life now I'm stuck missing them wishing I would have never listened to my grandparents about getting rid of them because not only do I miss them I love them and wish I could afford to bring then all back home momma misses u babies always think in of umy little ones
I worked there for 1 day ,I know this person really well I feel sorry for these animals at this shelter.THIS PERSON WHO RUNS THIS SHELTER SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.I WENT THERE TO ADOPT A DOG 2 DAYS WENT BY AND I COULDNT GET HIM TO EAT ,I CALLED HER AND TOLD HER AN SHE SAID TO ME JUST WAIT UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS AND THAN CALL ME .PLEASE DONT GO THERE,LETS TRY AND SHUT HER DOWN,PRAY FOR THOSE ANIMALS.
As a person who frequently volunteers at the HSWL, I can honestly say that this place is amazing.People tend to under-estimate exactly how much work and care must be put in to this establishment. Day in and day out hundreds of animals are abused, abandoned, and neglected. The HSWL opens their doors to these animals, takes them in, cares for them, brings them back to health and tries their hardest to find them new homes. In response to a couple remarks stated in the negative review below, I have a few things to say. This person stated the place was filthy, that the volunteers are rude, implied the animals were not well cared for, and even stooped so low as to say they'd support a kill shelter before supporting the HSWL.Filthy? Everyone has their opinion on what 'filthy' is. This place is anything but. Now, you're not going to be able to walk in there and have it smelling like roses and fresh laundry, or be able to eat off the floor, but what do you expect from a place that houses well over a hundred animals? The cages are cleaned EVERY day, always fresh food and water available to the animals, and the floors are also swept and mopped every single day, some times more than once. As for the volunteers, I have NEVER met a volunteer or HSWL representative that was anything close to 'rude'. If you think being asked to leave and come back at a later time because after being told several times to stop breaking the rules that are posted on nearly every wall is rude, than you have quite a messed up perception of what 'rude' really is.People seem to forget that the animals that come through the shelter are almost always sick when they get there. This place is not a pet store, these animals are often abused, neglected, and/or abandoned before getting there. The HSWL does everything in their power to treat and cure these animals, rather than putting them down and sacrificing an innocent life that could have been saved with medication and proper care. If you walk in those doors, be prepared to see a sick animal or two, but I guarantee if you ask anyone there, they will tell you that animal is currently under-going treatment. Animals at the HSWL are NOT mistreated or ignored. They all receive vet care, medication as needed, and grooming. The HSWL is NOT a kill shelter, which is one of the things that makes it so great. If you want to go support a place that puts animals down often just because they CAN, then by all means you go for it, but honestly, that statement is sickening. I love the HSWL, everything about it. The people, the animals, it's a great place that tries it's hardest to make a difference in the lives of animals. I will continue to recommend this place to everyone I know.
I would like to take the time to respond to the review. I was the volunteer there on Sunday when this reviewer, her husband and two small children came into the facility. I was available in the office and they could have stepped out of the room and I would have been happy to allow them to see a cat. There are signs hung that clearly states No animals are to be taken from their kennels unless a HSWL rep. is present. What I did not appreciate was the reviewer's husband trying to intimidate me and the employee. When Michelle went to call the coordinator he got in my face and was using foul language and his wife and kids were in the room. If he is willing to lower himself to that standard then he must speak to his kids and wife the same way. I am almost 50 yrs of age and for an officer in our US military to be so disrespectful, I consider unforgiveable. The reviewer used the term of "volunteer" as it was a dirty word. I personally feel that they both owe the HSWL an apology! The HSWL has never in my time volunteering ask someone to leave, but when you feel that for the safety of the animals and for yourself the only alternative is to ask them to leave and come back when the adoption coordinator is present. I love the animals and do the limited things to make their lives bearable. Caring for an animal takes more than just food and water. These animals have been abandoned, lost, neglected or abused. I would never treat my animals the way these animals have been before they were rescued. I go and help when I can because of the love of the animals and the respect the standards of HSWL. It is unacceptable for any man or woman to make remarks that disrespect the worker or its volunteer until they have spend a few hours caring for the animals like HSWL requires. We make sure the animal’s needs are met and that they forget the past and know they are safe and one day they will find “forever” homes with families that will truly treat them as family!
I would NEVER go back to this place. It is filthy! We saw cats that had mattes in their fur and dog that were pooping blood. The volunteers there are rude! We were asked to leave for toughing a cat, when another volunteer told us that it was allowed. I am against kill shelters, but I would rather support a kill shelter than this shelter. You're not allowed to get to know the animal before you adopt and I think this is just wrong. DON'T EVER SUPPORT OR ADOPT from this SHELTER!!!