Esq., Board President
Las Vegas, NV
"I have worked with the Humane Network over the past year on numerous efforts involving the Nevada SPCA. The members of Humane Network were retained to essentially rescue a severely dysfunctional organization that required a complete overhaul of staff, board members, policies, animal care and rescue practices, branding, volunteer outreach, and nearly every other essential function of an animal welfare organization. Humane Network handled this work professionally, thoroughly, and with the management and political finesse required of the SPCA’s truly unusual situation. I highly recommend Humane Network to any animal welfare organization requiring evaluation, improvement, professional advice, policy refreshment, or any sort of overhaul – large or small."
City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue
Darren T. Bonder, Esq.
Board Chair, Co-Founder
Humane Network worked with City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue for most of 2022. They functioned as our interim Executive Director for three months, which included day-to-day oversight of staff and operations and advice on implementing current best practices. Humane Network also conducted a nationwide search for a permanent Executive Director and we could not be more pleased with the results. They helped us secure a highly-qualified and proactive CEO who has served us immeasurably in his first six months on the job. The Humane Network also worked with our team on critical fundraising initiatives and sponsorships. Bonney and Diane were lifesavers during a transitional time for our organization and they set us up for success with new leadership and best practices. We are truly grateful!
Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, Founder
"Humane Network helped us transition our board members into true stakeholders. Their team has been amazingly helpful with recruiting new board members, defining their roles, and creating effective processes for our board of directors. For the first time, our board members have clarity and distinction between their dual roles as hands-on volunteers and as leaders responsible for the sustainability of the organization. Now they know that when they are wearing their director’s hat they need to be out of the weeds and into the big picture of fundraising and strategy.”
Faithful Friends Animal Society
Founder and Executive Director
"The Humane Network consultants have extensive experience in progressive animal welfare methods and up to date knowledge on the changing animal welfare industry. They really listen and provide thoughtful recommendations often connecting us with other experts in the field who can guide us so we can make the best decision for our organization and our community. They are our trusted GO TO for all our major challenges."
Your Humane Society SPCA
Maureen McCosker and Hope Wilson,
Lake Panasoffkee, FL
"You and your team were amazing, and the future success of our shelter is in part due to your guidance and support. We couldn't have gotten to this place without your help. We are so grateful for your expertise!"
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society
Holly Stoberski, Board President
Las Vegas, NV
"We would like to express our gratitude for the outstanding guidance and contributions made by Humane Network to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of our organizations efforts to provide targeted low-cost spay and neuter services in our community. Humane Network’s passion for, and comprehensive understanding of, every single aspect of animal welfare organizations is remarkable. They gave us exactly what we needed! Their years of experience in the animal welfare field, combined with economical solutions and knowledge of effective business practices, successfully guided our organization to better utilize its resources to meet the increasing need for low-cost spay and neuter services in our community. Most significantly, Humane Network shares our deep commitment to improving the lives of animals. We can confidently recommend their high quality, professional consulting work. If you’re working with them, rest assured you are in great safe hands."
City of Philadelphia
David Wilson, Deputy Managing Director
"Partnering with Humane Network for our organizational assessment and to manage our executive recruitment were two of the best decisions we could have made. I’m impressed with how responsive Diane and her team are and the amount of expertise they bring to the table. In short order Humane Network has become a trusted vendor of ACCT Philly. They do an impeccable job and I would not hesitate reaching out and using their services going forward.”
Nashville Humane Association
Laura Baker, Executive Director
"I wanted to personally thank Humane Network for the resources you provide to animal welfare leaders! I have always found your communication, training, etc. quality and relevant and I am grateful for all that you do for our industry and for the animals.”
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions
Mark Brandenburg, Business Advisor
Las Vegas, NV
"The Humane Network team brought a combination of professionalism and compassion to enable Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions to transition from a small, foster-based cat rescue to a 2400 sq. ft. adoption center. They provided invaluable guidance and resources to build an organizational structure for all aspects of operations, budgeting, marketing and fundraising. And they performed critical management functions while recruiting an Associate Director. Humane Network was sensitive to our values and worked diligently to implement the sound business practices necessary to achieve our goals. We are deeply grateful for their help.”
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Vice President for Program Service and Community Initiatives
"Humane Network’s team has been a huge gift to us here in Tucson. Their knowledge, connections, attitude, experience and generosity is much appreciated and has helped everyone here in animal welfare feel that we will hit our goal of a 90% live release rate consistently and begin to make a dent in the area of spay/neuter. I would highly recommend to anyone considering working with Humane Network that you get them on board as soon as possible – you will see results immediately."
Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society
"Humane Network’s knowledge of animal welfare was invaluable to us in our search for an Executive Director. Their experience of having been in both board member and executive director roles gave them insight into the requirements needed to help us identify and focus on credentials which would lead to success. They were timely in providing information, efficient and very well organized. Most of all they truly cared about finding a match with our organization and went above and beyond the call of duty to do so. We couldn’t be happier."
Kansas City Pet Project
Kansas City, MO
"Humane Network came to our shelter for a strategic planning session. They helped us create longer term goals to achieve our mission, streamline processes, assemble an advisory board, provided contacts with others in the field. We learned a lot from their visit and I think many organizations can and would benefit from having people on-site that have had success in building open-admission no-kill shelters helping tailor their experiences to the specific needs of the organization in practical ways."
El Paso Animal Services
Kurt Fenstermacher, El Paso Animal Services
El Paso, TX
"Humane Network has an incredible gift of making the complex appear simple. Their comprehensive shelter assessment helped us focus our resources on implementing the most impactful life-saving programs at the time. Their guidance helped us focus on our goal of 90% LRR by 2020."
FieldHaven Feline Center
Joy Smith, FieldHaven Feline Center
"Our investment in the knowledge and skills of Humane Network has without a doubt paid for itself."
Elko Feline Fix Project
Jennifer Kimball, Founder and President
"Elko Feline Fix Project is beyond grateful for all of the help we have received from Humane Network. Not only did they help us to get our nonprofit status, but they have also guided us through other paperwork management, organization skills and connecting with other groups, directed us to useful resources, helped to get ordinances changed for the better in our community and much more! Our entire experience with everyone at Humane Network has been amazing. We highly recommend their consulting skills to other organizations."
Roice-Hurst Humane Society
Elaine Johnson, Board Member
Grand Junction, CO
"As our small nonprofit began its 51st year of traditional cat and dog sheltering in the rural West, we realized that we needed a fresh, outside look at both our organization and our operations. We were already aware of Bonney and Diane’s ‘gold standard’ reputation nationally and proven track record in all facets of animal sheltering. So when we heard they had started their own consulting firm, we knew they would be our top candidate for the job. From the initial information-gathering stage, to their onsite visit, to the very detailed and complete assessment report and recommendations they delivered, we’ve been more than pleased; we’ve been ‘wowed’! Bonney and Diane are both personable and professional, were a pleasure to work with, and delivered top-notch customer service from beginning to end. And all at a price we could afford! Most importantly, they gave us a doable plan (with many tools and resources) to help us ramp up our lifesaving and rehoming results and work toward making our nonprofit organization more sustainable. We have started working the plan and are already seeing some solid results. We highly recommend their services to anyone looking to make a sea change in their lifesaving operations."
Rusty & Furriends
Erin Urano, Founder
Las Vegas, NV
"Brings new meaning to the concept of an inclusive network. The teamwork this organization brings and promotes is contagious. I have learned a lot from working alongside the Humane Network and witnessing what they do. It’s a privilege to meet every team member and see them making a difference for so many animals & shelters."
Animal House Shelter & Sanctuary
Meadow Stahl, Founder and Executive Director
"Humane Network – Thank you for everything you’ve done for Animal House, and also for everyone else around our state. You’ve helped save so many animals and made so many improvements."