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Monadnock humane society

P.o. box 678
West swanzey, NH 03469
603-352-9011
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User Reviews (5)

  • 1. Worst Business Experience

    by: Amesqueak

    This was one of the least satisfying experiences I have ever had not only with pet adoption but with any sort of business interaction. We had an unpleasant experience on Sunday trying to look at a puppy and driving 40 minutes to find that they were too understaffed to help us, giving us an estimated waiting time of an hour or two, and were very unwilling to apologize for not letting us know these expectations ahead of time when we had said the day before that we would be returning Sunday. When I spoke to the supervisor she had a similar attitude and also criticized us instead of apologizing for the unhelpfulness of their staff. I ended the conversation with the woman unwilling to apologize, simply telling me that she "couldn't be expected to have staff members that lay out the whole process every time" and pretty much made it clear that they were not interested in making this a good experience for customers. I would strongly recommend looking at other shelters.

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    Customer service

  • 2. Wonderful Organization

    by: abigailjl

    The Mondadnock Humane Society is a wonderful organization and are considered leaders in sheltering, behavior and animal care. \r\n\r\nThey have broken the molds in animal care, placment, behavior, training, and intake. Many shelters look to the Monadnock Humane Society for policy direction.\r\n\r\nThey have a beautiful facilty and a caring staff. The staff works very hard to easure each animal that they care for is given a great enviroment while in the shelter. \r\n\r\nThe work it takes to house dogs with other dogs, cats with other cats and keep them happy and healthy is unknown to most. Ensuring they are healthy prior to introduction, well vaccinated and given time for the vaccine to take affect, and can live and get along with other animals. Just introducing them to each other the right way takes much staff time. But they do it because they care and want to give the animals they care for the most comfortable and happy enviroment they can.

    Pros

    VERY progressive organization, leader in New England

    Cons

    None

  • 3. Very Friendly Staff!

    by: claireb

    I adopted my first dog from this Humane Society. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The facility is new and very clean. The dogs are housed in rooms with other dogs, and they even have a room where you can go to sit and spend time with the animal that you are considering adopting. I had a wonderful experience here!

    Pros

    Clean facility, knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    none

  • 4. I found my cat's best friend here!

    by: stacieric

    This is a neat humane society in that it has moved away from the cages and cement floors that is so typical in many shelters. Dogs are put together with other dogs in large rooms with couches and beds in them. Many cats are kept in large rooms where they can play and climb and sleep on top of each other if that is what they want to do. There are still cages but they're roomie for the cats and typically for cats that don't get along with other cats.\r\n\r\nWhen I adopted my cat I had the chance to play with him in a private room to see how he does when he's alone, away from the hustle and bustle of all the other people and animals. They microchip your pets and register you in that program as part of your adoption fee. It's a clean, bright shelter and the staff are friendly and helpful.

    Pros

    grounds for walking the dogs, rooms to play with the pets before you adopt

    Cons

    none

  • 5. People Beware

    by: JeannineL

    I just wanted to let people know about the Monadnock Humane Society. I was always under the impression, along with several other people, that this shelter is a no-kill shelter. This is NOT the case. \r\nIn March of last year, I brought two of my cats to them, because I was unable to keep them due to my living situation. One was 2 years old and the other was only 6 months old. When I brought these cats to them, I had mentioned to them about contacting me if they could not find a home for them. Several months later, I called to check on these two cats and found out that they had killed them, within two weeks after I had brought them there!! When I asked the reason, they stated that they were unadoptable and mean cats. THIS WAS SO UNTRUE! When I argued this with them, I was told that sometimes when animals are brought to them, their personalities change because of the stress the animals are under. So, if they know that this is the case, instead of giving them a chance to get used to the place, they kill them! I will never support this humane society. Recently, I have found out that there are several people in the area that feel the same as I do. PEOPLE BEWARE, DO NOT BRING ANIMALS TO THIS PLACE UNLESS YOU WANT IT KILLED!!!

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    This is NOT a no-kill shelter