Animal related

ESKIE RESCUERS UNITED AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG RESCUE

aka ERU   |   Randallstown, MD   |  http://www.eskierescuers.org

Mission

• To help American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue. • To reduce the population of American Eskimo Dogs in shelters, humane societies, and in rescue. • To promote education to the general public regarding the problem of unwanted American Eskimo Dogs and how to prevent it by discouraging indiscriminate breeding. • To protect American Eskimo Dogs from abuse and cruelty. • To operate as a functional rescue organization that will take in and provide the proper shelter, veterinarian care, socialization, rehabilitation and placement into caring and responsible homes. • To network with other rescue organizations (pure-breed and all-breed) to draw attention to American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue when we are unable to take them into our rescue (due to resource constraints or other concerns).

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Heidi Ortmeyer Ph.D.

Executive Director

Gary Kelley

Main address

8808 Harkate Way

Randallstown, MD 21133 USA

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EIN

33-1077303

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Providing companion dogs to combat loneliness and physical inactivity to older adults including military veterans.

Our programs

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

ERU Programs

Eskie Rescuers United programs include foster programs, transport, screening of applicants, education, spay and neuter of all dogs entering into the organization, veterinarian services, working close with all entities of rescue, and the preservation of the American Eskimo breed.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

We received funding from Maddie's Fund to waive adoption fees, provide one year of preventatives (flea, tick, heart worm), and to provide one month of high-quality dog food to eligible (approved through our adoption process) veterans.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Budget
$5,000

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 rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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ERU Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Shelter Animals Count - Life Saving Metrics

Charting impact

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

To help American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue.<br/><br/>To reduce the population of American Eskimo Dogs in shelters, humane societies, and in rescue.<br/><br/>To promote education to the general public regarding the problem of unwanted American Eskimo Dogs and how to prevent it by discouraging indiscriminate breeding.<br/><br/>To protect American Eskimo Dogs from abuse and cruelty.<br/><br/>To prohibit any American Eskimo Dog from being adopted or released for the purpose of research or experimental use.<br/><br/>To operate as a functional rescue organization that will take in and provide the proper shelter, veterinarian care, socialization, rehabilitation and placement into caring and responsible homes.<br/><br/>To network with other rescue organizations (pure-breed and all-breed) to draw attention to American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue when we are unable to take them into our rescue (due to resource constraints or other concerns).<br/><br/>To cooperate with local and state laws in every state with their activities related to the rescue and care of American Eskimo Dogs.

We list dogs that are available for adoption on our own website, Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet, and on AllPaws.

We have approved foster homes in several states throughout the country. We help other 501c3 rescue groups with home visits and transport.

We rescue on average 150 American Eskimo dogs per year. Most of these dogs are placed into approved homes. Some of our senior and special needs dogs stay in approved foster homes throughout their life.

We have run several successful fundraising/sponsorship campaigns in 2018 to raise funds for medical expenses.

Financials

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Operations

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ESKIE RESCUERS UNITED AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 1/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Heidi Ortmeyer

Vickie Taylor

Gary Kelley

Catherine Flockton

Dyan Laphan

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

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