AMERICAN CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL RESCUE TRUST (ACKCS RESCUE TRUST)

It's All About the Dogs!

aka Cavalier Rescue Trust   |   Crozier, VA   |  https://cavalierrescuetrust.org

Mission

The American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue Trust (The Trust) was organized to benefit Cavaliers in need who have been lost, abandoned or are unwanted, to provide a cohesive, nationwide network of rescue volunteers and to provide public education in an effort to reduce the number of Cavaliers that come into rescue.

Ruling year info

2005

Trustee

Stephen Wallis, Trustee

Main address

PO Box 181

Crozier, VA 23039 USA

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EIN

20-2338232

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The ACKCS Rescue Trust is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status. The Trust was organized to provide a cohesive nationwide network of rescue volunteers who love the Cavalier breed and are committed to its continued well-being. We rehome and rehabilitate any Cavalier in need of a second chance in life through our foster home network. The dogs can come to us from owner surrender, strays and from shelters. We often get Cavaliers needing immediate and urgent medical needs addressed and we provide the medical treatment they need to save their lives on their journey to a forever home. Education is also another need we fulfill. By educating the owners of options they have to address medical or behavior issues we are able to work with the owner to keep their loved companion. We always keep it all about the dogs, their needs are considered first and foremost.

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?

Rescue, Foster and Adopt

The ACKCS Rescue Trust is a national network , ALL-VOLUNTEER foster based rescue organization for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in need of rehoming and second chances. We provide medical and rehabilitative care in our foster program on their journey to a forever home. The Cavaliers needing a second chance come to us from owner surrenders, shelter pulls, strays and transfers from other rescues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Rescue, Foster and Adopt

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

95% of our rescue Cavaliers were surrendered by their owners. 3% are pulled from shelters. 2% are found as strays and transferred from other rescues. All are given a second chance.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Rescue, Foster and Adopt

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of dogs in hospice care

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Dogs in our Forever Foster program have ongoing major medical needs and are usually senior dogs.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The mission of the Trust is to work toward these objectives:
• To accept Cavaliers whose owners can no longer keep them, Cavaliers who have been lost or abandoned, and to find responsible, stable,
loving new homes for them.
To rehabilitate Cavaliers before placement by providing necessary medical treatment and by providing training as needed to increase the
chances of successful placement.
• To place Cavaliers in suitable homes as soon as reasonably possible.
• To inform prospective adopters about the rescue program and the requirements for caring for a Cavalier.
• To assist current Cavalier owners with any issues that may arise in order to make it possible for the Cavalier to remain in the original
home.

We are a nationwide all-volunteer organization with a volunteer network across the country. We have a centralized database that enables us to manage the dogs, volunteers, adopters and supporters from anywhere. We build a network within the community each volunteer services bridging relationships within the community with shelters, veterinarians, and Cavalier clubs are some of the relationships we have. These relationships allow us to take in Cavaliers who need a second chance. We also never begrudge or vindicate an owner surrendering their dog. It is all about the dog.

Our nationwide all-volunteer network makes our work of saving lives possible. Many of our volunteers not only love Cavaliers they also have in depth knowledge of the medical needs and issues with Cavaliers. Our organization is the only Cavalier rescue that is managed by Cavalier enthusiasts who are also Cavalier breeders with untold years of experience caring for Cavaliers.

The ACKCS Rescue Trust (The Trust) was founded in 2005. Prior to the formation of The Trust, rescue was handled by a committee of American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc. (ACKCSC), and the Regional Clubs. When the need for tax-exempt status with the IRS was recognized and the difficulty in obtaining liability insurance coverage for rescue became an issue, the ACKCS Rescue Trust was formed for Cavaliers in need of rescue.

Since 2005, we have built our network of Area and State Directors and Coordinators and have evolved our technology to bring us efficiencies, an accomplishment that has been in the works and in our minds for a long time. Sadly, the number of Cavaliers we take into our programs increases annually. We work hard to provide the dogs with the best nurturing families so that they thrive and their new forever families also thrive with their new family member.

Financials

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AMERICAN CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL RESCUE TRUST (ACKCS RESCUE TRUST)

Board of directors
as of 5/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen Wallis, Trustee

Stephen Wallis, Trustee

Charlie Fippin, Trustee

Renee Bruns, Trustee

Glenda Schroeder, Trustee

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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