Pit Bull Happenings Rescue

aka Pit Bull Happenings Rescue   |   Palm Harbor, FL   |  http://www.pitbullhappenings.com

Mission

Pit Bull Happenings Rescue mission is to bring communities together by leadership, education, rescue of the American Pit Bull Terrier and other dogs, community involvement, and awareness. We are an Animal Welfare Organization.
We are dedicated and committed to:

*Educating the general public, media, lawmakers, and others on the American Pit Bull Terrier [the real Pit Bull]
*Promote and teach responsible dog ownership
*Rescue and re-home American Pit Bull Terriers and other dogs whom, were abandoned, neglected, abused and/or surrendered
*To support the community needs relating to the benefit and welfare of the dog(s)
*Primarily, work with the individual dog and to help the individual dog owner who are willing to help us, help them, all for the betterment and welfare of the Dog(s)
*Bringing communities together to strengthen the responsible dog owner's rights
*Opposing BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) in all forms. We will, also, legally oppose any legislation either currently on the books or in the form of a bill that we feel is unfair and/or impedes on the rights of the responsible dog owner.
*Support and to help enact more legislative penalties against criminals and irresponsible dog owners for animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment, irresponsible actions and in-actions alike.

Our vision is to one day restore the image of the American Pit Bull Terriers to their glory days as America's dog! In furtherance, we will help restore human accountability and responsibility in relation to, the dog!

Ruling year info

2011

Founder/President

Eric Emminger

Main address

30725 US Highway 19 N #199

Palm Harbor, FL 34698 USA

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EIN

27-4121738

NTEE code info

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

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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Rescue Program

We rescue dogs,by working with their owners with emphasis on assessing the reasoning for the "owner surrender" and we work to find ways to keep their dog in the home!
 
We also rescue the abandoned, abused, and/or neglected dogs, we rescue the stray dogs and also work with Florida counties High Kill Shelters, and other shelters. All dogs we intake are evaluated and temperament tested and are then matched with the proper foster home environment while a permanent adoptive home is found!
 
While they are in our rescue, we ensure that they are given adequate care and well-being and all of their medical needs are met. All of our dogs before being adopted out are:
*spayed/altered
*up-to-date on annual vaccinations
*current on rabies shot
* heartworm negative
*current on heartworm preventative
*de-wormed
* microchipped

Adoption fee is $100 for adult dogs (1+ yrs) and $200 for puppies up to 12 months of age.

All adopters must fill out a comprehensive adoption application, then we process it by confirming the info for accuracy, criminal/background checks, and other checks. If all goes well, we'll schedule a home visit then finalize the adoption and have the adoption agreement signed.

Foster Home process is similar to adoption process. Except, while in foster care we provide 100% of needs for our dogs. The dog is also the legal "property" of our organization.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Goals & Strategy

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We aim to restore the the American Pit Bull Terrier's name back to their glory days as America's Family Dog of choice. In addition, we aim to restore human accountability and responsibility in relation to the Dog as well as, to co-exist peacefully together. To eliminate BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) as it has proven to be ineffective and not enforceable. BSL is killing a vast number of dogs of different breeds all in the guise of public safety. Our goals are to also help in reducing how many dogs our shelters are needlessly killing. Our Goals are to educate in respect to the American Pit Bull Terrier, responsible dog ownership, and the likes... To rescue and ultimately re-home dogs that have been abandoned, neglected, abused, stray, high kill shelter, owner surrender, etc.

We are working towards obtaining a facility on property in Pinellas County by years end, 2015. By achieving this, would make us more centralized which better accommodates for serving the entire State of Florida. Our goal is to educate the masses, reduce the number of dogs that are abandoned, abused, or in need of help.

The number of irresponsible dog owners is high demand. Our local shelters aren't sufficient for handling the "overflow". Our goal is to offer shelters scattered throughout Florida. We will have a sanctuary to add to the rescue organization.

It all, unfortunately, all comes down to money. As a "Pit Bull" Rescue Organization, we must "fight" for every dollar we receive. Our store has been a blessing and plays a very important role. We are seeking out Business donors and sponsors, as the costs of efficiently running a facility are there. The People are of utmost importance to our strategies and of accomplishing our long term goals. The People, empowers us to their role is impertinent to our successes.

We'll continue encouraging people, our communities to come together and to get involved. Volunteers, a necessity. A driving force.

Foster Homes, save lives. It's that easy said.

We have an awesome team of volunteers! Volunteers come and go... some though, stick around and aren't afraid the work load. We are professional, courtesy, and friendly in what we do. All of the volunteers have a passion for what they do. This attracts more volunteers! We are a positive energy organization, which is powerful. Volunteers are the driving force of our rescue organization. It all goes back to community involvement.

Donors/Sponsors: Are great! We understand not everybody can volunteer. We live in a very busy busy world. That's OK. Our supporters are a strong force. If we find our selves in a hard financial rut, a call on our supporters never ceases to amaze. This being, in part, because of our social networking and interacting with the people. In part, because of our real life events and community interaction with the people.

The People: A force to be reckoned with. There is always something that can be done, that helps. Volunteering, fostering a dog, adopting a dog, donating money and materialistic items, supporting, word of mouth, passing info flyers out, sharing our dogs, sharing what we do, etc. Community Involvement. It's a powerful thing, when brought together.

We are currently keeping our new intakes closed so that we can use the remaining year (2014) to pay off all outstanding debts as well as maintain our normal bills/expenses/operations. Then the start of 2015, we will focus on raising the funds for our facility and property, to get by years end.

Financials

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Pit Bull Happenings Rescue

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
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Board chair

Eric Emminger

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Eric Emminger

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Joe Dougherty

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James Emminger

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Patricia Emminger

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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