Waiting for a Star to Fall Farm

Tullahoma, TN   |  www.waitingforastartofallfarm.com

Mission

Our Mission is to offer care and rehabilitation for neglected, abandoned, abused and unwanted animals. Some of these animals become adoptable and some find Sanctuary in our home forever. We promote compassion and humane treatment for all animals.

All of our animals are vetted, spayed or neutered before adoption, if age appropriate. We try to pull from high kill shelters in the area. We have also taken strays and occasionally owner turn ins, as room permits.

We specialize in hard to place, larger breed and special needs animals.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

CEO Rana R Pawlowski

Co Principal Officer

Tony Pawlowski

Main address

1485 Ut Farm Rd

Tullahoma, TN 37388 USA

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EIN

45-2906674

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

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Our programs

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Warmth for the Holidays

We help elderly and local families keep their dogs by providing food, shelter and bedding.  We help with fencing and housing needs for local needy dog and cat guardians.

Population(s) Served

We have provided about 4,000 meals to other dogs in our community this year besides the animals directly in our care.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Pro Dog Certified Trainer 2018

Affiliations & memberships

Best Friends Animal Society 2015

Our results

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Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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To help reduce the number of homeless and abandoned pets in our community through education, shelter and sanctuary. Our Mission is to offer care and rehabilitation for neglected, abandoned, abused and unwanted animals. Some of these animals become adoptable and some find Sanctuary in our home forever. We promote compassion and humane treatment for all animals.

We try to pull from high kill shelters in our area. We try and take the largest animals along with older animals. We rescue all but we do concentrate on pit bulls and guardian breed dogs. We make sure everything that comes to us is spayed or neutered to help reduce the sheer numbers of unwanted animals in our community. We concentrate on training because the number one reason for abandonment in our area is behavior problems. We also set aside food and shavings to help others in our community who want to keep their pets but due to financial circumstances would not be able to afford to feed or shelter their animals.

We have about 5 acres in Tullahoma Tennessee. We have a 32' X32' barn. We have several fenced areas for training and playing. We have a 10' X10' building with 6 commercial grade kennels attached. This kennel has air conditioning and propane heat as well as heat lamps for their comfort. We also have a 12 X 32 shed for grooming, training, housing and storage. We have several stand alone kennels throughout the yard. We also live on this property and have anywhere between 5 and 12 dogs in our home learning house manners and potty training.

When we started we would just house the dogs in our house or backyard. We would place the dog with a hand shake and a promise that they would be altered. This did not work well because 6 months later the same people would want help with unwanted puppies. In our efforts to do better for the animals in our care we decided to spay or neuter our charges before they left our home. We also started vaccinating and vetting our dogs for their health. We then decided to build a better place to house the animals. We then started advertising our dogs on petfinder and other venues to help find the most appropriate homes. We offer free training to help keep the dogs in their homes and we also have helped get local shelters to get their dogs on petfinder and helped with our local spay and neuter clinics. We started out helping 5 to 10 dogs a year. For the year 2014 we placed 87 dogs in good homes.

Financials

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Waiting for a Star to Fall Farm

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rana Pawlowski

Waiting for a Star to Fall Farm

Term: 2011 - 2021


Board co-chair

Tony Pawlowski

Waiting for a Star to Fall Farm

Term: 2011 - 2021

Ayana Longa

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Debbie Page

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
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  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable