Anthem Pets Animal Rescue

A Voice for the Voiceless

aka Anthem Pets   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  https://anthempets.org/

Mission

Anthem Pets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, rescue organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their owners and rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, we are able to assist hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, give them necessary vaccinations and wellness checks, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.

Ruling year info

2006

President

Lori Moriarty

Main address

P.O. Box 74272

Phoenix, AZ 85087 USA

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EIN

20-4988647

NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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

Pet Food Distribution Program

Anthem Pets collects pet food and partners with other local organizations to distribute it to residents in financial need or ones who have just fallen on tough times. Our goal is to keep pets in the care of their owners so they don’t end up in the shelters.

Population(s) Served

Anthem Pets provides low-cost microchip and vaccination clinics. We strongly advocate microchipping pets to keep those that are lost out of shelters, and vaccination clinics to keep them healthy when their owners cannot afford a typical veterinary visit.

Population(s) Served

The Anthem Pets phone is monitored 7 days a week to help those who have lost or found animals, who have questions about pet care or have other resource needs. We are there when callers need us most to support their situation. The phone number is 480-287-3542.

Population(s) Served

Anthem Pets has a search and rescue program to act as a support system for lost animals. Please call us at 480-287-3542.

Population(s) Served

Foster parents provide temporary care for adult cats, kittens, adult dogs and puppies. Some animals need as little as a day or two of care, while others may need care for an extended period of time.

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.

Number of animals rehomed

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Foster Care Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We found loving forever homes for 1251 animals in 2018.

Number of animals rescued

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Foster Care Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We would say a rescue is a lost animals, or an animal that was rehomed and we gave the animal care, spay/neuter and then found them a loving forever home.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Anthem Pets is all about rescuing animals! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their owners and rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, we are able to assist hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, give them necessary vaccinations and wellness checks, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. We also find it important to be a resource to our community by providing low cost shot clinics, education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, micro chipping, positive behavior training, and good nutrition. We also donate re-bagged pet food to residents in financial need.

Our strategies and goals are accomplished by the following:

1. Provide 3 annual lost cost vaccination clinics to make healthcare affordable to all

2. Provide 3 annual microchip clinics to educate and affordably microchip as many animals as possible in our community; in doing so we are have better odds of reuniting owners with their pets when separated.

3. We are constantly trying to grow our foster network through grass roots efforts, social and local media support. Pets placed in nurturing foster care environments are more adaptable, trained, secure and stable, therefore more adoptable.

4. We are adding more adoption events in order to place and find more forever homes for our rescue animals. We are constantly seeking new and inventive ways to promote our pets and get them the necessary exposure.

5. We partner with vet clinics, trainers, groomers—all with a common goal and interest of saving and contributing to the care and welfare of animals. Our external partners are very important to our organization and we value these partnerships.

6. Fundraising is always necessary to cover the rising medical costs. We host an annual community fundraiser, occasional online auctions and utilize programs like iGive, Amazon Smile, Fry's Community Rewards and Dog Walking Pet apps that help fund the organization. We promote these “simple ways to give" frequently as it's a way for people to give just by shopping or walking their dog.

7. Our volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization. Without them we wouldn't be able to do what we do. For example our Pet Hotline take calls about lost and found pets, emergency questions, etc. We've added more volunteers recently to manage the increased volume of calls.

8. Twice monthly we re-bag dog and cat food and donate it to those with a financial need (no questions asked). Our food program helps to keep pets with their owners so owners don't have to choose between feeding their human family over their pet family, and helps to keep pets with their owners so they don't end up in overcrowded shelters or the county where euthanasia is likely.

9. We exhibit at local community events to help spread the word about our services and grow our awareness in the community.

Our goals, strategies and capabilities are made possible through our internal and external partners, volunteers, community supports and followers, etc. Volunteers work with residents, local businesses and media to grow awareness of our ever growing services and community support. For example, in 2013 we had just 520 followers on Facebook, and today we have over 4,500 and growing. Our social media outreach is incredibly important.

We have added many new volunteers this year that bring incredible talent with mass communication, marketing, fundraising, database management, grant writing and technical savviness. All these skills have allowed for us to increase our exposure, efficiencies, add projects and programs, build awareness in our community, and most importantly save more animals.

We predominately rescue animals in our own servicing area, but we would like to pull more animals from e-lists. We have been unable to do so because our financial resources don't allow for it and our foster resources are still somewhat limited. As we increase our funds and foster network, we will look to pull more animals and do more owner surrender intakes. Now that we have our new shelter software program, we will also be able to more closely track our rescue activities which will allow for us to qualify for and submit grant applications. Those added resources will allow us to rescue more animals, our intended goal.

The American Red Cross has identified us as the local rescue to call when natural disasters strike in our area. We quickly jumped into action when he flooding in New River occurred in 2014, stepping up to help displaced homeowners find temporary care and housing when they lost their own homes from the flooding. We also donated pet food to those in need during this time. It was an honor and privilege to support this community when they needed us most.

What haven't we accomplished? …Plenty! There is much work left to do and we're poised and ready for the challenge. Our Board of Directors, fosters, volunteers and external partners are standing ready.

Financials

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Anthem Pets Animal Rescue

Board of directors
as of 11/25/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lori Moriarty

Amy Rhodes-Burnett

Courtney Jackson

Ella Barney

Sharon Spears

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