BLUEBONNET ANIMAL RESCUE NETWORK

Volunteers working together to make life better for animals and the people who love them!

aka BARN   |   Whitewright, TX   |  www.bluebonnetanimalrescue.org

Mission

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to rescue animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. Our focus is on farm-friendly dogs, including livestock guardian breeds such as Great Pyrenees, Akbash, and Anatolian Shepherd. Bluebonnet Animal Rescue is based on a small working ranch, so we also occasionally rescue livestock and provide them with a forever home.

In addition to our boots-on-the-ground rescue work, we strive to educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and flea/tick protection.

Notes from the nonprofit

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network is 100% volunteer-based. Our passion is to rescue animals and make life better for them, and ultimately, to make life better for the people who adopt from us. Our focus is on livestock guardian dog (LGD) breeds such as Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd, Akbash, and others with a similar history of protecting goats, sheep and other livestock from predators. LGDs make it possible for ranchers, farmers, and homesteaders to live in harmony with the wildlife native to their area, protecting livestock without the need to kill predators, who in most cases, occupied the land long before it was settled. Many of the dogs we rescue turn out not to have the right temperament to be working dogs, so we also place dogs as family pets who live inside the house. Our goal is to get to know each dog well enough to discover the kind of life that will make him or her happiest, and then find the right home to create "happily ever after" stories for each animal we rescue.

Ruling year info

2016

President

Lynnette Lakey Taff

Main address

P. O. Box 964

Whitewright, TX 75491 USA

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EIN

46-3744273

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.

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4H Club Support

We are partnering with the students and advisors of our local 4H club to provide them with opportunities to earn community service hours while learning about animal rescue.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

This is our monthly open house, during which we encourage the public to visit our home base at Windsong Ranch. We introduce people to dogs who are available for adoption and usually have an area set up for meeting small, people-friendly livestock as well. We welcome volunteers who are interested in learning more about rescue and the many opportunities they can make a difference in the community and in the lives of animals.

Population(s) Served
Families

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BLUEBONNET ANIMAL RESCUE NETWORK

Board of directors
as of 11/25/2021
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Board chair

Lynnette Lakey Taff

Laura Urbanelli

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
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    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

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