Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Rescuing the destitute stray dogs of Detroit

aka DPC   |   Center Line, MI   |  Detroitpitcrew.com

Mission

Our mission is to rescue the "Destitute stray dogs of Detroit." Detroit Pit Crew focuses on solely rescuing sick, injured or pregnant stray dogs that have been neglected or abandoned and left on the dangerous streets of Detroit.

Ruling year info

2016

Director/Founder

Theresa Sumpter

Assistant Director

James D Sumpter

Main address

26336 Van Dyke Ave

Center Line, MI 48015 USA

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EIN

46-4612090

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue is called upon for assistance by the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Animal Care and Control often due to the over population of stray dogs in the city of Detroit. Detroit Animal Care and Control relies on Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue to assist by rescuing dogs with severe medical concerns, due to the required care in order to save and rescue the abundance of dogs in Detroit that are found severely injured, not being in the budget of Detroit Animal Care and Control. Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue rescues only sick, injured or pregnant dogs, provides the veterinary care that is required and desperately needed to save the injured dogs life and then transfers the dog after healed and fully vetted, to other 501(c)(3) animal rescue organizations for placement and adoption. The transfer partners of Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue assist by taking the rescued dogs into their organizations, making it possible for Detroit Pit Crew to rescue the many more in need.

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?

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Rescuing sick, injured or pregnant dogs from the streets of Detroit.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

2020 Click on Detroit Channel 4 Vote for The Best 2020

2020 Vote 4 the Best Winner

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 with freedom from pain

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Activists, Emergency responders, Retired people

Related Program

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals vaccinated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Detroit Pit Crew Stray Dog Rescue aims to help get as many sick, injured and pregnant dogs off of the streets of Detroit. The amount of stray dogs in the city of Detroit alarmingly increases each and every day, many of the dogs found as strays once had owners but were abandoned or left behind, many of which purposeful. A domesticated dog will have trouble surviving on their own in the streets, many find abandoned homes in the city of Detroit and end up injured by accident or purposeful actions made by humans. Many dogs die every day in Detroit, from both injuries and starving to death, due to being unable to survive on their own in the streets. Our goal is to rescue as many dogs off of the streets of Detroit, provide them with the proper medical care they require and place them in an organization where they can find a home and being a new start.

The volunteers of Detroit Pit Crew come from a variety of backgrounds and experience. Many of our volunteers come from law enforcement and animal welfare experience. Some of our volunteers are Detroit Police Officers, who have witnessed the stray dog abundance in the city and volunteer their assistance to help these animals get rescued from the streets. Another one of our volunteers is a licensed veterinary technician and is also certified Animal Control Officer who oversees the Animal Control Department for the City of Eastpointe. We have volunteers who are ASPCA trained behavioral specialists, to assist with behavioral assessments to determine the proper foster homes for the dogs and professional trappers. We take a different approach with capturing and trapping, which at times does take days, however these techniques are less stressful on the dogs we are rescuing, that are already very stressed and nervous.

Detroit Pit Crew is funded by donations from the public, we do not have any paid employees in our organization. Our current bills for veterinary services for our rescued dogs exceed $10,000 each month due to severity of the injuries of the dogs we rescue. With more partnerships, resources, education and more donations, we can save many more dogs from having to live their lives on the streets of Detroit.

In 2018, we have rescued over 450 sick, injured and pregnant dogs from the streets of Detroit. Our numbers of rescued dogs have greatly increased, but we believe with with more support, fosters, volunteers and donations from supporters, we will be able to go above and beyond what we already accomplish. We would eventually like to have a facility, to safely house and care for the neglected, abandoned and injured dogs until healthy and ready to be transferred for adoption.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email, Social Media ,

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

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Due to COVID-19, veterinary hospitals were closed and communities were unable to have their animals seen for basic vetting. There was a public outcry for help, so our organization made the executive decision to purchase up a low-cost veterinary hospital which will be open in the summer of 2021.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Board of directors
as of 2/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Theresa Sumpter

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Term: 2013 -


Board co-chair

James Sumpter

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Term: 2013 -

Brian Pylar

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Theresa Sumpter

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

James Sumpter

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Rachael Koresky

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Eric McCombs

Detroit Police Dep/Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Mark Graham

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/07/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.