SCHIPPERKE RESCUE NET INC

Lancaster, PA   |  http://www.schipperkerescue.net

Mission

The Mission of SchipperkeRescue.Net, Inc. is to assist and participate in the rescue, rehabilitation and finding of approved, loving homes for Schipperkes in need and to care for and maintain older Schipperkes who are not adoptable due to age or medical needs.

SchipperkeRescue.Net, Inc. will, as a policy:
Provide information to and be a conduit between and among the General Public and those involved in the Rescue and Rehoming of Schipperke dogs including:

• Information about the Schipperke breed and the rescue process;
• A means for members of the General Public to find Rescuers to whom to surrender unwanted Schipperkes;
• A means for member of the General Public to locate Rescuers to work with to adopt rescued Schipperkes;
• A source of volunteers for Rescuers to find assistance to Bail-out, Transport, Foster, and Train rescued Schipperkes;
• Forms and procedures for the surrender and adoption of Schipperkes; and
• Information to help all Schipperke owners and prospective owners in special circumstances.
• Assist independent Rescuers with the essential medical care required by rescued Schipperkes, including (but not limited to), physical examination, spay/neuter, and vaccinations (see rescue protocol sheet).
• Provide sample protocols and procedures to assist Rescuers in their rescue process.
• Encourage all Rescuers to set standards of care for rescued Schipperkes including:
o Taking all rescues to a Licensed Veterinarian for a complete physical examination, all applicable vaccines, and spay/neuter;
o Evaluating all rescued Schipperkes as to temperament and disposition and providing basic training;
o Socializing rescued Schipperkes in a family setting with other animals and people and around strangers both in and outside of the home.
o Thoroughly screening applicants for adoption for suitability of the home environment and the security of the home for the dog;
o Consistently follow-up on all dogs adopted to ensure the proper fit of dog and adopting family.

In addition, SRN will maintain a network of volunteers and foster homes in areas where there are no established Rescuers and provide services and support to them as well as shelters directly.

Ruling year info

2014

Rescue Coordinator

Mrs. Susan Fogleman

Treasurer

Mr. William Heney

Main address

2360 Dairy Rd c/o Laura Douglas

Lancaster, PA 17601 USA

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EIN

20-4715688

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sadly, more and more people are giving up dogs as either they or their pets age or have expensive medical problems. There are so many breeds and so many dogs and not nearly enough rescues to help them all. Also, more and more unscrupulous individuals run puppy mills then discard dogs once they can no longer breed. SchipperkeRescue.Net is dedicated to helping these abandoned dogs in our breed whenever, wherever and however we can.

Our programs

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SchipperkeRescue. Net

SRN will take custody of adoptable dos from individuals, shelters, and animal controls. Each dog will be provided with essential medical care, placed in foster homes for evaluation, and matched with the approved applicant best suited to provide a forever home.
SRN will provide permanent foster homes for Schipperkes that are unadoptable due to age or special needs.
SRN is unable to take in dogs that are unadoptable due to biting or aggression.

Population(s) Served

SRN provides long-term and permanent foster care for purebred Schipperkes that are unadoptable due to age or medical condition. SRN also occasionally provides extended foster care for purebred Schipperkes coming out of puppy mills, backyard breeders, hoarders and other situations where they have had little or no contact with home life. Such situations may include lack of socialization, some behavioral problems, fear, etc. Determination is made on a case-by-case basis.

Population(s) Served

SRN's Feed-a-Friend program provides food and basic medical care on a short-term basis to owners of purebred Schipperkes, who are suffering temporary loss of income due to job loss, extended medical recovery, and other situations. The purpose is to keep well-loved pets in their homes rather than go through the stress of rescue when their owners suffer temporary setbacks that make it difficult financially to care for their Schipperkes. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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We have one primary goal: to ensure that every Schipperke dog that needs it has a loving forever home and the care needed to provide a healthy future as well. This requires making sure we have good relations with any organization, government or independent agency likely to receive Schipperkes in need of medical support and home environments. It also requires ensuring that we are visible to individuals in the general public who are interested in Schipperkes, either to surrender, foster, adopt, and/or help provide financial support to Schipperkes in need.

We maintain a comprehensive website with up-to-date information about adoptable Schipperkes, those currently in need of special help, methods of learning about issues regarding the dogs, and providing contact information for those looking for or needing to surrender a Schipperke. The website also provides an easy way for donors to make donations electronically through which they can donate to the general fund, designate their donation for a specific dog in rescue, act as a memorial for a beloved Schipperke or human, or provide funds to help keep Schipperkes in their homes.

We are active on Facebook, disseminating information on what is happening in the Schipperke Rescue world and dynamically supporting Schipperke owners, fosters, volunteers, and those simply with a general interest, as well as providing a conduit for owners who feel they must give up their pets. Through Facebook, we also hold two auctions each year to help maintain funds not only for dogs we already have but to be prepared for the occasional puppy mill closing where we in the past we have had to handle as many as 70 dogs suddenly coming into rescue, most with serious medical and socialization issues.

We actively search all-breed rescue sites to find Schipperkes in order to help the shelters or agencies that have them. This does not mean we automatically take them over. But we are willing to help support the shelter with medical care for those Schipperkes, as well as posting information about the dog to our network of applicants in the area. Through both our website and FaceBook, we provide a means for not only such shelters and agencies but also individuals to reach us to help with Schipperkes in need of rescue.

We maintain a network of volunteer foster homes when it is necessary to remove a Schipperke from a shelter or agency or individual - at their request - provide a home environment to socialize, evaluate and prepare the rescue, whenever possible, to be adopted into a forever home. Many of these foster homes also act as permanent homes (with help from SRN) that are unadoptable due to age or medical issues.

SchipperkeRescue.Net, Inc. (SRN) has no paid staff. Everyone involved is a volunteer, generously dedicating their time, efforts and skills for the love of the dogs.

As stated above, we have a dedicated group of volunteers who have developed our network of foster homes, transport drivers, website managers, FaceBook experts and fund raisers. And we are working to expand this network in order to ensure we are ready to handle some of the emergencies that arise.

We have no kennels. Our primary assets are our volunteers who give generously of their time and effort to support our goals. Several of our volunteers consider their work with us to be a full-time job. And it is. We are incredibly grateful to them.

As stated before, we are an organization of volunteers of which there are never enough. We are looking for various people around the country who are willing to give of their time to learn how to interview prospective foster homes and adopters as well as shelters, agencies, and individuals about the dogs to be rescued.

We need people who have space in their homes and love in their hearts to provide a loving environment for a Schipperke that has lost its home or has been rescued from a puppy mill or simply surrendered by an owner who can no longer take care of it.

We need to find more people who have skills to back up our webmaster, donor outreach and many other essential functions of an effective organization - all in a volunteer capacity. We want almost every dollar we receive in donations to go to support the dogs. Right now, approximately 98% of our donations do. And we want to keep it that way.

Financials

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SCHIPPERKE RESCUE NET INC

Board of directors
as of 9/1/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Laura Douglas

MAX International Converters, Inc.


Board co-chair

Mrs. Susan Fogleman

SchipperkeRescue.Net, Inc.

William (Bill) Heney

SchipperkeRescue.Net, Inc.

Barbara Lewis

Karen Myles

Mark Antonucci

Sue Koons

Debra Foster

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No