Animal related

Eleventh Hour Rescue

aka EHR

Rockaway, NJ

Mission

Eleventh Hour Rescue, based in Morris County NJ, is a primarily VOLUNTEER based, no kill rescue that saves animals on Death Row from high kill shelters. Eleventh Hour Rescue dogs and cats are cared for by our compassionate and dedicated team of volunteers and staff. Whether in foster homes, our kennel or adoption centers, each dog and cat receive a clean and safe living environment, fresh food and water, medical attention, and most importantly, an abundance of love and care until they find their FURever homes. We are dedicated to educating the community about the animal over population problem and the importance of spaying and neutering. All funds go directly to supporting our animals and their needs.

Ruling Year

2005

President / CEO

Kelly Miller

Vice President

Tracy Shernce

Main Address

P.O. Box 218

Rockaway, NJ 07866 USA

Formerly Known As

THE 11TH HOUR ANIMAL RESCUE INC

Keywords

dogs, cats, dog, cat, animal, rescue, all breeds, shelter

EIN

30-0294525

 Number

0767690200

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Currently, no government institution or animal organization is responsible for tabulating national statistics for the animal protection movement. These are national estimates; the figures may vary from state to state. Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). The number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 2.6 million in 2011. This decline can be partially explained by an increase in the percentage of animals adopted and an increase in the number of stray animals successfully returned to their owners. Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats). These estimates are based in part on Shelter Animals Count data and other known and estimated sources, 2015-2018

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

EHR Foster Program

EHR Adoption Program

EHR Animal Rescue Program

EHR Volunteer Program

EHR Junior Volunteer Program

Where we work

Our Results

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Average adoption fee (in dollars) per dog adopted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

The adoption fee covers general wellness check, updated records on vaccinations, preventsatives, microchip, and sterilization. Any dog or cat that is too young must, by contract be sterilized by 6 mo

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Eleventh Hour Rescue is a primarily VOLUNTEER based, no-kill rescue that saves animals on Death Row from over crowded high kill shelters, as well as taking in strays and owner surrenders before they go to the shelter. Eleventh Hour Rescue dogs and cats are cared for by our compassionate and dedicated team of volunteers and staff. Whether in foster homes, our kennel, or adoption centers, each dog and cat receive a clean and safe living environment, fresh food and water, medical attention, and most importantly an abundance of love and care until they find their forever homes. We are dedicated to educating the community about the animal overpopulation problem and the importance of spaying and neutering, as well as microchipping. Our goal is to find the best FURever home possible for all of our animals, no matter what breed, size, age, or medical need.

Eleventh Hour Rescue partners with shelters and rescues around the country and beyond, to make sure that we are pull ing as many animals as we can handle and finding them the best homes possible. We have fosters based all over and volunteers who help handle our organizational needs, from administration, vetting, processing intake and applications, caring for dogs & cats, and fundraising. Through it all, we try to raise awareness on the issue of animal overpopulation, stressing the importance of sterilization, vaccination, microchipping, and animal registration.

We partner with organizations in other states who are best in the position to pull highly adoptable dogs and cats from their area shelters. We form associations with reputable vets who are able to work with us in providing prompt and quality veterinary care for all animals. We employ staff at our kennels who are trained to handle the day to day needs of the animals in residence, as well as dealing with the proper intake procedures for new arrivals. We have a vast network of fosters who can take the cats and dogs into their homes and provide quality care for them while they wait through the adoption process. While dogs and cats are in residence with us, either through foster care or the kennels, staff and volunteers lead them through socialization, agility, and enrichment activities, to not only strengthen the animals positive behaviors, but to get the best read on the individual needs and creating a plan for moving forward with that animal to ensure a successful, long term placement, whether it be through adoption or sanctuary living. A trained group of volunteers handle the adoptions and foster application process, checking references and carefully reviewing the application to make the best determination for approval. Our meet & greet volunteers handle then matching the right FURever family to each animal, and another group handles to follow up to monitor the placement moving forward, providing support to the adoptive family as needed.

Our organization runs monthly reports to compare intake to successful adoptions. Our success is measured by the number of animals we are able to move from the kill shelters or streets into quality, long term homes.

Every year, we are proud to see the number of intakes for both cats and dogs go up from the year before, showing that we have been able to expand our capacity through kennel growth and foster enrollment, as well as through streamlining the adoption process. This means animals are carefully, but efficiently placed, thus making room for new animals within our program. In the same trend, we have seen the number of successful, long term adoptions rise each year. In 2018 alone, 1889 dogs and cats were adopted out and remain with those FURever families. During that same year, 1899 total animals came into our organization. Some animals are with us a very short time, while others have been in our care for longer, needing a more monitored placement in an adoptive home.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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