KENT COUNTY BORDER COLLIE RESCUE INC

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aka MABCR - Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue   |   Chestertown, MD   |  www.mabcr.org

Mission

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is a haven for Border Collies that have been abandoned or stray. Many of these dogs are turned over to shelters through no fault of their own - because their previous owners found themselves unable to handle the challenges border collies offer or because changes in their lives left them unable to properly care for their dogs. Knowing this breed allows MABCR to rescue these dogs from an uncertain future and place them into caring, responsible homes. MABCR knows each of their dogs intimately and what each requires to be properly placed into a new home. Assessment of each dog can determine if they should be placed as a pet only or an actual working dog home, involved in herding, goose removal, agility or obedience.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Ms Sarah Ruckelshaus

Main address

24420 Chestertown Road

Chestertown, MD 21620 USA

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EIN

31-1720049

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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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?

Education

Education: helping current owners and potential owners of border collies to better understand the breed and its diverse needs. We begin with providing a website newsletter as a resource
- Pet Retention: keeping dogs in their homes by offering owners support and training needed to work through difficulties
- Foster Homes: volunteers provide space in their homes in order to provide obedience training, crate training, teach good dog manners and adaptability
- Adoption Services: MABCR provides both pre-adoption screening and consultation to ensure the proper match of dog and family.
- Training/Consultations: volunteers work with owners and adopters at no cost to provide information, referrals, and advice on the care and training needs after adoption.
- Community Outreach: volunteers attend events to provide an information booth and promote adoptions.
- Fundraising: MABCR has an internet storefront as well as a booth that we carry to sell merchandise.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Spay/Neuter for all animals entering the program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    pet owners

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

    Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    we are increasing the education we provide to individual adopters through in person, zoom, and online documents.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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KENT COUNTY BORDER COLLIE RESCUE INC

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sarah Ruckelshaus

No Affiliation

Sarah Ruckelshaus

Barbara Ellis

Skylar Landis

Kerri Musick

Laura Cook

Kris Guttag

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability