A BETTER LIFE ANIMAL RESCUE

Morganton, NC   |  www.abetterlifeanimalrescue.com

Mission

A Better Life Animal Rescue is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, A Better Life Animal Rescue hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all adoptable dogs and cats in loving homes. We also have in place a program to help low income families with pets meet costs for vet care, food needs and shelter.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are very grateful to GuideStar and to the generous donors who have supported us for the last five years. The journey has been difficult but the rewards have been amazing. We have placed so many abandoned or abused animals in loving permanent homes and we are particularly proud of our low income families with pets program. We see firsthand how people are struggling but the love of their pets never wavers. We thank all the donors who have helped us achieve our goals.

Ruling year info

2010

President, Board of Directors

Gwen Hood

Treasurer

Peg DeMarco

Main address

PO Box 8311

Morganton, NC 28680 USA

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EIN

27-2346103

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Family Emergency Outreach Initiative

Medical Intake is the costs associated with taking in animals and getting them the initial medical exam and tests.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program has been in existence since 2011 and has grown dramatically thanks to the generosity of grants and board contributions. Low income families with pets are eligible to receive help with vet costs, food needs and shelter needs.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Lowering of the euthanasia rate of the Burke County Animal Control facility by finding more homes for abandoned dogs and also helping economically challenged families hold on to their pets by helping them with pet food and vet care.

We are taking part in a committee to change the Animal Ordinance within the county to better serve the animal population and continuing our emergency assistance program to help families with pets.

We are business people who have strong ties in the community and after being in existence for six years, we have made an impact in the community that now recognizes and supports our efforts. Our fundraisers are very successful and we have a newsletter that is sent to over 300 well known donors. Our new board has brought in more talent as far as fundraising and we hope to hold our biggest fundraiser yet in 2016.

We have helped over 100 economically challenged families hold on to their animals rather than take them to Animal Control or abandon them. We have held the most successful fundraisers and businesses continue to contact us to ask if they can work with us to put on a fundraiser. We have deep ties in the community and continue to grow in strength, including volunteers, business owners, leaders in the community. We have not yet accomplished re-writing the Animal Control Ordinance which will take work and determination on our part and those who are on the committee examining and re-writing needed parts and pieces.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, newsletter,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    More contact with local veterinarians to help low income families who need emergency vet care for their pets.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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A BETTER LIFE ANIMAL RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 3/11/2021
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Board chair

Gwen Hood

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Donna Street

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Libby Linker

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Marsha Riddle

Ed Wisnieski

Peg DeMarco

Lori Rice

Colleen Avery

Gwn Hood

Carol Austen

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/07/2020

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.