TRIPAWDS FOUNDATION

Helping amputee pets and their people everywhere!

aka Tripawds   |   Livingston, TX   |  https://tripawds.org

Mission

The Tripawds Foundation serves as an educational and community support forum, providing resources and assistance programs for individuals and organizations seeking information related to companion animal amputation and related health conditions.

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For more information about the Tripawds Foundation, its mission, current projects and Board of Directors, please visit http://tripawds.org/about/

Ruling year info

2014

President

Mr. James C. Nelson Jr.

Secretary

Ms. Rene M Agredano

Main address

240 Rainbow Dr. #14065

Livingston, TX 77399 USA

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EIN

46-4636797

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.

Communication

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Programs and results

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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?

Tripawds Community Fund

The Foundation serves to maintain an educational forum, as well as a resource for animal organizations and shelters with needs related to amputee animals. Current assistance programs include free blogs, forums and live chat, a toll-free helpline, veterinary financial aid for amputation surgeries, and more. When sufficient funds are raised, the Foundation plans to fund additional projects that will assist amputee pets and the people that love them in as many ways as possible. For more information, please visit https://tripawds.org/give

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

The Tripawds Amputation Surgery Assistance Program helps pay unexpected veterinary bills for families in need. Qualified applicants can receive up to a $500 reimbursement for amputation surgery on a dog or cat. Find complete details and application guidelines at https://tripawds.org/2016/12/tripawds-asap/

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Working poor

The Maggie Moo Fund for Tripawd Rehab will reimburse anyone who visits a certified rehab therapist with their dog or cat for their first consultation. No income qualification required. Find details and application guidelines at https://tri.pet/tri-rehab

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Adults
Families

The Tripawds Rescue Fund helps public shelters and 501c3 rescue organizations raise funds for animals in need of amputation while waiting for adoption with a matching grant of $500. Find details and application guidelines at https://tripawds.org/rescue

Population(s) Served

In honor of Tripawd Kaiserin, the Tripawds Foundation offers a free virtual gift basket filled with helpful books and gifts for dogs or cats with cancer. Find details and application guidelines at https://tripawds.org/cancer-gifts/

Population(s) Served

The Tripawds Gear Fund provides free support harnesses for amputee dogs available to people in need of financial assistance. Find details and application guidelines at https://tripawds.org/2017/02/gear-fund/

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Working poor

Volunteers host the 24/7 toll-free Tripawds Helpline, offering guidance and assistance to pet parents coping with amputation for their dogs and cats. Call 844-TRIPAWD or for more information, see https://tripawds.org/helpline/

Population(s) Served

Free pet amputation client education materials are available free of charge to help save veterinarians and vet techs time spent addressing emotional questions and concerns. Request free vet clinic brochures at https://tripawds.org/outreach

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults
Families
Adults
Families
Adults
Families

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Financials

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TRIPAWDS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. James Nelson

Agreda Communictations

Term: 2014 -


Board co-chair

Ms. Rene Agredano

Freelance Writer

Term: 2014 -

Ralph Kanz

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? 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? No