While looking for a pet cat to replace one we lost to old age ailments over a year ago, my wife and I came upon a cat that we liked and was available for adoption at the Manchester Animal Shelter. After reading several reviews (some good and some bad) about the facility, we decided to give this shelter a try and I am writing this review to share the POSITIVE experience we had. Prior to going to the shelter, I corresponded by phone and through e-mails with 2 separate staff members (Sam and Jessica) who informed me that the animal we were interested in was still available and encouraged us to come in to see the cat and fill out an adoption application. The day we arrived at the shelter, the staff that greeted us was very friendly and one escorted us out back to "visit" with our potential adoptee. Three separate people were attentive to us, very accommodating, and this is when we met Sam Krinsky who apparently supervises the operation. What impressed me the most was the honesty and amount of information he provided about the cat we were interested in. Not only were we able to bond with the animal, Sam told us his entire history as he knew it and any possible negative things we should be aware of. Although the facility was very busy, Sam and all the staff that attended to us were not pushy, continued to answer our questions and stayed with us until we felt comfortable and understood the adoption procedure. After a short, mandatory, waiting period for them to perform a background check to insure they were comfortable we would be able to provide the animal with a suitable home, I received a call from Sam that we could pick up our cat. He further guided us to do a "Foster to Adopt" contract to insure any medical or behavioral issues were resolved before our commitment. Our experience with Manchester Animal Shelter was very POSITIVE and we cannot thank them enough (especially Sam) for the attention they gave us and for helping us adopt our newest family member.
Adopted one of my dogs from the Manchester animal shelter years ago and periodcally go there to drop off donations, as I am forever grateful. My pup had been at the shelter for 4 months when I adopted her. She was healthy and well socialized.Had she been in a shelter like the majority of shelters -she would have been put to sleep within 10 days. Having witnesses many "shelters" in many other areas of the country, I am so thankful that Manchester has a no-kill shelter. If I find a stray or sickly animal - i can take them to a place where I know they will be cared for,vetted and found a suitable home. I am also amazed that a rescue working solely on donations is able to intelligently and humanely run a shelter.Operating a no-kill shelter ,especially in hard economic times is no easy task.Hats off to the shelter!!
I like that they a no KILL -on any pet they all need love and a safe place to be if i could i keep all Pitt-bulls from being kill they are great dogs if you gave the love they will gave it back to you trust is what they all need and a safe home and someone who cares I know they some that are bad .But that because the person don't care about them they where bad to them so that How any dog get bad from people who don't care If you have pet of any kind love them always