Eleventh Hour Rescue

aka EHR   |   Rockaway, NJ   |  www.ehrdogs.org

Mission

Eleventh Hour Rescue, based in Morris County NJ, is a primarily VOLUNTEER based, no kill rescue that saves animals on Death Row from high kill shelters. Eleventh Hour Rescue dogs and cats are cared for by our compassionate and dedicated team of volunteers and staff. Whether in foster homes, our kennel or adoption centers, each dog and cat receive a clean and safe living environment, fresh food and water, medical attention, and most importantly, an abundance of love and care until they find their FURever homes. We are dedicated to educating the community about the animal over population problem and the importance of spaying and neutering. All funds go directly to supporting our animals and their needs.

Ruling year info

2005

President / CEO

Kelly Miller

Vice President

Tracy Shernce

Main address

P.O. Box 218

Rockaway, NJ 07866 USA

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Formerly known as

THE 11TH HOUR ANIMAL RESCUE INC

EIN

30-0294525

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently, no government institution or animal organization is responsible for tabulating national statistics for the animal protection movement. These are national estimates; the figures may vary from state to state. Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). The number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 2.6 million in 2011. This decline can be partially explained by an increase in the percentage of animals adopted and an increase in the number of stray animals successfully returned to their owners. Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats). These estimates are based in part on Shelter Animals Count data and other known and estimated sources, 2015-2018

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

EHR Foster Program

Every animal is given all medical care necessary and is loved in a foster home until a forever adopting family can be found for them. Each dog & cat is given every opportunity to regain the health, happiness and home life they once knew or perhaps have never known. Fosters undergo training and meet monthly requirements to ensure animal adoption. Fosters are supported financially with food & supplies, as well as having all medical needs of the animals covered.

We currently regularly foster animals in New Jersey, New York, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and Kosovo.

Population(s) Served

After being rescued, dogs and cats are fully vetted. Medical information is updated with preventatives, vaccinations, microchip numbers, and any other procedures necessary. All animals are properly sterilized, and if they are too young, the adopter is required by contract to have it done by 6 months. All propsective adopters must complete an extensive applications, which is review by trained volunteers. They sheck home ownership, current and previous pet vet records, references, and then work to match them to a dog or cat appropriate for their home. All adopters sign a contract dealing with care of pet, updates, and returning the pet if for some reason they are no longer able to care for it.

Population(s) Served

Eleventh Hour Rescue works with organizations and individuals around the country and beyond, since they are in the best situation to pull dogs and cat from overcrowded shelters before they can be euthanized. The animals are then put into foster homes until transport to NJ can be arranged. In the local area, we also pull from shelters, claim strays, and accept owner surrenders. All animals are properly vetted and kept at the kennels or in foster care, as needed, until quality and long term FURever homes can be arranged.

We currently regularly pull animals from New Jersey, New York, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and Kosovo.

Population(s) Served

Eleventh Hour is based a majority on the hard work and dedication to a large group of volunteers. We are always accepting more, each month holding a training to introduce new volunteers to the organization and all the areas in which they can help. This can range from fostering, walking dogs, transporting animals to events and vet care, helping at events, fundraising, processing applications, and much more. We try to utilize the volunteer strengths and invite them to participate in whatever areas they are interested in.

Population(s) Served

While legal and insurance restrictions prevent those under 18yrs of age from directly handling the animals in our care, we have a very robust junior program. Youth aged 12 to 17yrs old are invited to help in a multitude of ways, under the leadership of our coordinator. They have organized can shakes outside of grocery stores, helped with our thrift store, handed out information at events, packaged and organized donations, built feral cat houses, read to our kenneled dogs to help with socialization, organized fundraising bake sales, and much more.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average adoption fee (in dollars) per dog adopted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The adoption fee covers general wellness check, updated records on vaccinations, preventsatives, microchip, and sterilization. Any dog or cat that is too young must, by contract be sterilized by 6 mo

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Eleventh Hour Rescue is a primarily VOLUNTEER based, no-kill rescue that saves animals on Death Row from over crowded high kill shelters, as well as taking in strays and owner surrenders before they go to the shelter. Eleventh Hour Rescue dogs and cats are cared for by our compassionate and dedicated team of volunteers and staff. Whether in foster homes, our kennel, or adoption centers, each dog and cat receive a clean and safe living environment, fresh food and water, medical attention, and most importantly an abundance of love and care until they find their forever homes. We are dedicated to educating the community about the animal overpopulation problem and the importance of spaying and neutering, as well as microchipping. Our goal is to find the best FURever home possible for all of our animals, no matter what breed, size, age, or medical need.

Eleventh Hour Rescue partners with shelters and rescues around the country and beyond, to make sure that we are pull ing as many animals as we can handle and finding them the best homes possible. We have fosters based all over and volunteers who help handle our organizational needs, from administration, vetting, processing intake and applications, caring for dogs & cats, and fundraising. Through it all, we try to raise awareness on the issue of animal overpopulation, stressing the importance of sterilization, vaccination, microchipping, and animal registration.

We partner with organizations in other states who are best in the position to pull highly adoptable dogs and cats from their area shelters. We form associations with reputable vets who are able to work with us in providing prompt and quality veterinary care for all animals. We employ staff at our kennels who are trained to handle the day to day needs of the animals in residence, as well as dealing with the proper intake procedures for new arrivals. We have a vast network of fosters who can take the cats and dogs into their homes and provide quality care for them while they wait through the adoption process. While dogs and cats are in residence with us, either through foster care or the kennels, staff and volunteers lead them through socialization, agility, and enrichment activities, to not only strengthen the animals positive behaviors, but to get the best read on the individual needs and creating a plan for moving forward with that animal to ensure a successful, long term placement, whether it be through adoption or sanctuary living. A trained group of volunteers handle the adoptions and foster application process, checking references and carefully reviewing the application to make the best determination for approval. Our meet & greet volunteers handle then matching the right FURever family to each animal, and another group handles to follow up to monitor the placement moving forward, providing support to the adoptive family as needed.

Every year, we are proud to see the number of intakes for both cats and dogs go up from the year before, showing that we have been able to expand our capacity through kennel growth and foster enrollment, as well as through streamlining the adoption process. This means animals are carefully, but efficiently placed, thus making room for new animals within our program. In the same trend, we have seen the number of successful, long term adoptions rise each year. In 2018 alone, 1889 dogs and cats were adopted out and remain with those FURever families. During that same year, 1899 total animals came into our organization. Some animals are with us a very short time, while others have been in our care for longer, needing a more monitored placement in an adoptive home.

Financials

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Eleventh Hour Rescue

Board of directors
as of 1/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jonathan Rich

National Securities of Wall Street

Linda Barish

Spire Capital

Richard Picini

Caruso Smith Picini, P.C.

Robert Schmidt

M&M Holdings

Roger Keyser

Advanced Digital Data, Inc.

Brittany Caulfield

Ansys Inc