Cavalier Rescue of Alabama dba The Cavalier Rescue

aka The Cavalier Rescue   |   Birmingham, AL   |  www.TheCavalierRescue.org

Mission

The Cavalier Rescue rescues Cavalier King Charles Spaniels which have been abandoned, lost or abused, or might otherwise be neglected or euthanized. It is the policy of the corporation to promote the humane treatment of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels needing protection, to seek and to return lost Cavalier King Charles Spaniels to their owner, and to seek suitable homes for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels without owners. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, we also have teams across the USA. We do not limit placement by state borders, and have placed dogs coast to coast!

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Founder

Brittney Wilk

Co-Founder

Lisa Thompson

Main address

5330 Technology Lane

Birmingham, AL 35217 USA

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EIN

47-4568537

NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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Rescue

Rescue Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in need of medical and/or behavioral treatment and re-homing. Keep them out of harms way, or for temporary care while their owners are located. Rehabilitate and find their perfect forever homes.

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Where we work

Our results

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Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

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Rescue

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

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Rescue

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Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from pain

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Rescue

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Increasing

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Increasing

Context Notes

2019 - 2 pups were released to us at hours old. Both were underdeveloped and could not survice

Number of animals rescued

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Rescue

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our goals:
* Insure every Cavalier King Charles Spaniel within our service area is safe and well cared for
* Educate the interested public on how to avoid purchasing from a puppy mill or substandard breeder
* Support reputable breeders
* Educate the interested public on the congenital health issues that are common to this breed so they can be prepared to care for whatever may come up long-term

We don't just take in dogs for re-homing, our proactive approach call for us to educate and re-unite in order to prevent the need for rescue whenever possible. We will foster a "stray" for months while we seek the owner, lessening the burden of a shelter and taking care of whatever needs the dog may have while we search far and wide for his/her legal owner. We refer people seeking a breeder for purchasing of a puppy to those we know to be reputable and arm the buyer with the knowledge to understand the needs of this breed and what they may expect long term as an owner. We educate others on how to avoid puppy mills, in hopes of lessening the demand from such entities putting, thus putting an end to neglect and reproductive abuse.

Headquartered in Alabama, with teams across the USA we have rescued 486 dogs thus far. We are open 24/7 and take whatever dogs are in need into foster care immediately after vetting (including spay/neuter). We have their medical needs taken care of, including attention of specialists.

For dogs that come to us as strays, we attempt to find their owners while keeping them safe and offering whatever medical treatment they need while in our care.

We work with area shelters to take dogs into our care and assuming their costs of whatever care they need, lessening the burden of space and resources for that organization.

Only after appropriate time in foster care do we search applications for the right match for a dog in our care.

We assist other rescues (any breeds) in transporting and home visits, so they too, may have a far reaching network to reach their goals.

Since our inception in January of 2015 (formalized in July 2015) we have taken in 486 dogs. All have been medically treated and are either in their permanent homes, or in foster care. Our rescued dogs have come from garage sales, shelter pulls, breeder releases, owner surrenders, breeder reduction and kennel dispersal auctions. We have directly reunited 85 dogs and assisted in the re-uniting of many others. We have participated in outreach events, and fielded numerous calls to educate people about this breed as well as guide them to reputable breeders and avoid puppy mills.

Our "Story of Jake", a very sick dog we rescued from a life of neglect in a puppy mill, went viral and his social media page, and videos have had over millions views/interactions. We are getting the message out!

We have reached out to shelters across the USA to let them know we are available and will accept any Cavalier King Charles spaniels and get them needed medical care, including spay/neuter. We will reduce the burden on shelters by providing this care so they do not have to use their resources to do so.

We never know when we will be called on to rescue a dog in need. We are open 24/7 and will never deny a Cavalier care in our program regardless of its age or condition.

Financials

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Cavalier Rescue of Alabama dba The Cavalier Rescue

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brittney Wilk

Brittney Wilk

Angie Ingram

Kimberly Preskitt

Lisa Thompson

Jasmine Lawson

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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes