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Guardians of Rescue Inc.

Together we save them!

Smithtown, NY   |  www.guardiansofrescue.org

Mission

The mission of Guardians of Rescue is to facilitate and foster programs and activities that further the unique benefits of interaction between people and animals. We are all about compassionate action, about People Helping Animals and Animals Helping People. At its core, we are an animal rights and welfare organization whose members work to protect the wellbeing of all animals and their owners, and come to the aid of those in distress.
Guardians of Rescue is a registered 501(c)3, not for profit organization whose members work tirelessly to work to protect the wellbeing of all animals and come to the aid of those in distress. We are all about People Helping Animals and Animals Helping People.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Mr. Robert Misseri

Main address

34 E. Main Street Suite 303

Smithtown, NY 11787 USA

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EIN

27-4205517

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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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?

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter
This program works to ensure that all animals are provided with proper protection from the elements. The program’s initiatives include volunteers patrolling for animals in situations without proper protection and adequate food and water, workshops on shelter construction, gathering supplies, and mass shelter assembly days.
Guardians of Rescue will be providing shelters free of charge to any and all dogs and cats in need. With this program, we will be joining forces with numerous organizations including organized labor, law enforcement and fellow animal welfare groups in order to maximize the resources needed to assist animals in need.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Parents
Budget
$100,000

Would you eat your best friend for lunch or dinner? Of course not! Thousands of dogs are killed for meat after being dragged around in nets, and squished into cages piled up, the smell of death surrounding them. Sadly, this is not just happening in Korea.
Guardians of Rescue is on this mission with Nami Kim of Savekoreandogs to END the horrific dog meat trade. She sees the slaughter daily with her own eyes. Help us get dogs out of these situations and the meat markets.
In Korea dogs are slaughtered every day. Dogs are raised for slaughter on dog meat farms.They are even stolen from loving families and brutally beaten to death, to tenderize the meat before cooking into stew and soup!
It’s not easy to see and hear about this,but close your eyes and nothing will ever be done! This is just one horrible way people make money in the dog meat trade .
No its not poor people trying to survive. Although both men and woman eat dog, mostly men make up the large demand. Men believe just eating the (penis) will enhance their virility. They believe by eating a dog they will always stay cool in the summer. This is not about feeding the poor. This is a cultural belief that needs immediate change.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Adults
Budget
$50,000

Home Again: Operation Support Our Troops
This program is a part of our Veterans and Military Affairs efforts, assisting returning service men and women in adopting a dog or cat from an animal shelter when they return home or bringing back a pet rescued during their deployment.
Guardians of Rescue volunteers act as a special shelter liaison, helping with selection, completion of the adoption process, and training for both the animal and owner. We assist with the logistics of getting a pet home from the area where the service men and women are deployed, and making sure the animal adapts to US life, by providing whatever training is needed.
Many men and women in the service are also faced with the dilemma of pet care when deployed on active duty, and are often stuck with no positive alternatives. Animals they adopt while on deployment are in need of safe transport home, and this can be difficult to organize. The therapeutic benefit these animals provide is immeasurable, and these men and women need our support.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Adults
Budget
$20,000

The Next Generation Guardians are a group of young people from all walks of life. Their goal is to “learn the ropes” of animal rescue, and be the change for our future.
This program is a very important aspect of our mission. It is presented at public middle schools, high schools, Boy & Girl Scout troops, vocational schools and residential facilities for at risk youth. This program encompasses a number of animal welfare related topics, such as:
• How to recognize the signs of animal abuse and neglect, and how to report it in the proper manner.
• How to fight animal abuse and help defend creatures that cannot themselves.
• Why dog fighting is wrong and morally reprehensible and why it cannot be tolerated.
To further the impact of our Humane Education program and further empower students, Guardians of Rescue works with schools and school districts to organize food and supply drives to benefit their local shelters, and assist them with our “Sponsor a Shelter Pet” initiative.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Budget
$200

Guardians of Rescue has been instrumental in assisting companion animals following natural disasters that impose destruction on these innocent lives. We do not wait for an invite– Guardian agents are on the ground immediately! While emergency management agencies deal with everything from downed power lines to human lives, our heroes are on the ground tending to traumatized and helpless cats, dogs and all animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$10,000

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 with freedom from discomfort

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Gimme Shelter

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Gimme Shelter

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Gimme Shelter

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through our network of rescue, we have spayed/neutered every animal possible on our outreach into communities

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our goals are simple. To continue our animal advocacy and welfare mission. We would love to have a brick and mortar shelter in New York, continue our humane education, including purchasing a vehicle to bring animals to schools and education facilities. We would also like to increase our outreach efforts to serve even more impoverished communities with veterinary care and housing for pets in need.

Our strategies for making this happen are continuing to bring awareness to our mission, strengthen our relationships with other animal welfare organizations, continue to fundraise and reach out to private donors, corporate sponsors as well as grant funding sources.

We are capable of reaching our goals as we continue to become more known throughout the nation and abroad. Through our volunteer expansion, camaraderie with communities and the animal welfare agencies we are able to work in unity as a coalition against cruelty. We recently recreated our website to promote our mission. We created a volunteer board that is reaching out to companies and corporations for support. By keeping our financial integrity stellar, the Board of Directors expanding and community relations close, we hope to meet our goals.

Our progress will be determined by the increase in our funding, and success in meeting the challenges (such as corporate and private donors who will support our needs to serve the animals who desperately need us.)

So far, we have rescued over 5000 animals from cruelty, neglect and disaster. We have reunited over 50 soldiers with their battle buddies. We have emptied out 3 kill shelters of all the dogs and cats slated for death. We have assisted in closing down the Olympic Animal Sanctuary and took responsibility for over 100 dogs from deplorable conditions. We have been an integral part of creating legislation to stop puppy mills. We have brought awareness to the dog meat trade industry.

Financials

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Guardians of Rescue Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Misseri

Guardians of Rescue

Term: 2011 -

Robert Misseri

Richard LInde

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 ? 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

Keywords

Animal Rescue, Disaster Response, Humane Education