CROSS CREEK ALPACA RESCUE

aka CCAR   |   TENINO, WA   |  www.crosscreekalpacarescue.org

Mission

The mission of Cross Creek is to foster compassion and responsibility for alpacas and other animals through intervention, education, and outreach. We will continue to help the North American alpaca industry grow and improve by promoting the value of non-breeding alpacas for their fiber.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are completely volunteer based. No one takes a salary of any kind. We are dedicated to the animals and follow the belief that the animals always come first.

Ruling year info

2009

Co founder

Jacklyn Glover

Co founder

Shari Bond

Main address

4225 OLD MILITARY RD SE

TENINO, WA 98589-9484 USA

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EIN

26-4363682

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

Welfare of alpacas and other animals.

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

Hands on rescue of alpacas from situations of abuse, neglect and danger. While many of the animals in need may never actually come to the Cross Creek facility, much of our time and effort goes into making sure each animal is safe and cared for. Many are animals that have been seized by law enforcement (195 animals in 2014). Some are sold at auction and kill pens. Some are found on Craigslist as "meat animals" . Some are turned over by owners who have no idea what it takes to care for an animal such as an alpaca but thought they could make money on them. Many come from homes that did not provide for their animals upon illness or death (48 animals from one farm in 2014). Often when an owner is ill the animals are no longer cared for and have many health concerns to overcome. In addition, many times the animals are located some distance from our facility so travel is involved.

Population(s) Served

Finding and approving temperary or short term homes for some of the animals in our care. This provides the animals with one on one care and specialized treatment depending on the animals needs. Each home is inspected and approved before any animals are placed.

Population(s) Served

Animals that are healthy and able are adopted out to loving and approved forever homes. All homes are inspected and evaluated before animals are placed. Education is provided to potential adopters.

Population(s) Served

Volunteer program providing hands on experience with animals. Children and adults are welcome with emphasis placed on education. Respect and compassion for other forms of life are a core focus.

Population(s) Served

This program is for people that want to help individual animals, but can't provide hands on care. The animal remains in our care with financial help being provided by the individual donor. The donor can come and visit the animal or have photos provided.

Population(s) Served

We assist many farms in re homing animals before the situation they are in becomes critical. Many of these animals never actually become the property of Cross Creek so the numbers don't reflect on our books. We try to take a proactive approach before animals are put in danger.

Population(s) Served

Provide special care for senior animals that can't be re homed. Purchase of special feed and extra Vet care

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 rescued

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures do not include the animals that we have assisted through our re homing service. We are match makers for people looking to re home and people wanting animals. This is a proactive program.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To insure that at risk alpacas and other animals have a safe place to go for rehabilitation, care and re homing. To educate and assist current owners in caring for animals and re homing them if necessary. To assist law enforcement in neglect and abuse cases, To screen potential homes and provide support to people wanting to adopt. To coordinate all aspects of a rescue including, but not limited to, identifying, evaluating and care for animals needing help. To educate the public about the plight of unwanted alpacas. To promote the value of the fiber of alpacas as a sustainable industry in the United States.

We continue to build our donor base through community outreach and public awareness. We strive to refine our operations, education programs, volunteer programs, marketing, networking and fundraising efforts. We are pursuing other avenues of fundraising such as grants.

We are one of the first rescues of its kind in the United States. We continue to learn and grow with each and every situation. We have a huge following on social media and a network of supporters that stretches across the nation. We have a dedicated staff of volunteers that are committed to the responsibilities that a rescue requires. We live by the motto that the animal always comes first!

We have seen some amazing progress over the last few years. Last year we were involved in three large scale rescues as well as many smaller ones resulting in the re homing of over 300 animals! We have made many improvements on the farm and will continue to do so as our needs evolve. We have between 25 and 30 alpacas here at any given time.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CROSS CREEK ALPACA RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jacklyn Glover

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Board co-chair

Sharon Bond

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Ruth Weigelt

Barbara Banks

Jean Van Effen

Beverly Park

Shari Bond

Jackie Glover

Sue Martinez

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? No
  • 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