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GINGERED BLESSINGS ANIMAL RESCUE

aka Gingered Blessings Animal Rescue   |   Levelland, TX   |  http://www.gingeredblessings.org

Mission

Here at Gingered Blessings it is our mission to save those who others have turned away. Gingered Blessings Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue, located in Hockley Co Texas, focused on saving cats/kittens and helping to reduce the overpopulation problem. We take the forgotten into our homes, love and nourish them until it is time for them to find their forever homes. We do our best to help our local community and animal shelter so that no baby ever has to be put to sleep for space, or for medical reasons. While we know we may not be able to save them all, we sure like to try, and can breathe knowing that every animal that comes through our doors has known the meaning of true love and compassion.
In October 2016 we have begun a TNR program, so that we may be proactive in helping to control the population problem that has plagued not only the West Texas area but the world. Every animal no matter how short their time is with us gets a name and the best treatment we can offer thanks to some caring, selfless vets.

Notes from the nonprofit

Gingered Blessings is committed to doing the right thing for felines, regardless of the cost or challenge. What this means is that we go to extraordinary lengths to help felines in need today, while also working to prevent animals from becoming homeless tomorrow by addressing the root causes of pet homelessness.

Ruling year info

2015

Vice President/Treasurer

Crystal Lewis

President

Mellissa Hanks

Main address

202 Avenue U

Levelland, TX 79336 USA

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EIN

47-5465264

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

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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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Trap/Neuter/Release-Rehome

Our Trap-Neuter-Release/Re-home program utilizes a humane process which is as follows: Prior to setting up traps, Gingered Blessings will discuss the issue with the resident with the request, or set up traps in locations discussed with volunteers and Animal Control. When felines are caught in placed traps, Gingered Blessings volunteers will evaluate the gender, health and socialization of each feline, to determine the procedure for each individual cat/kitten. Prior to trapping, we will advise College Avenue Vet Clinic of how many traps we are setting, to prepare appointments in advance for sterilization. The feline will spend the evening recovering with one of Gingered Blessings foster volunteers. If the feline is adoptable, they will be advertised with their available date of adoption, go to PetSmart in Lubbock to be adopted though our partnership with PetSmart. If the feline is not adoptable, they will be returned after recovery to their original location, where their community cat program volunteer will be notified of their name, vet status and vaccination records.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$5,000

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Our results

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Number of animal adoptions

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Context Notes

Gingered Blessings began in October 2015

Number of animals rescued

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Context Notes

Gingered Blessings began in October 2015.

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In 2016, we have begun working with other shelters in our county to assist when needed

Charting impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our goals for 2016 is to sterilize and adopt out as many felines in the greater Hockley County area as possible. By implementing our TNR program and consistantly assisting the community to sterilize stray cats that are wandering around their homes, we can greatly reduce the number of felines depending on the streets for shelter and food.

We are working with the community to develop community cat locations in our town first. We will be trapping felines and determining social behaviors for the best placement of all felines that come into our rescue.

We have a strong working relationship with our local animal control. We have successfully sterilized and adopted out all felines in their facility on more than two occasions.<br/><br/>With a growing foster network for the rescue, we can continue our efforts of not turning away anyone needing assistance, and any feline in need.

Feedback from our community is vital to determine the progression of our efforts. We are contacted daily from members of the community that have heard of our efforts from word of mouth, personal contacts that we have assisted in the past.

We have accomplished many adoptions, saved 4 animals from trecherous health and injuries and secured a relationship with both PetSmart locations to utilize their in-store adoptions.<br/><br/>We are still finalizing our TNR program and educating the community on the needs of the felines in our county. We have not been able to purchase all needed equipment to fully initiate our TNR program at this time.

Financials

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Board of directors
as of 10/13/2016
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Board co-chair

Crystal Lewis


Board co-chair

Mellissa Hanks

Kellie Maltzman Secretary

Gingered Blessings Animal Rescue

Crystal Lewis Vice President/Treasurer

Gingered Blessings Animal Rescue

Mellissa Hanks President

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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? Yes

Keywords

Animal Welfare, Spay/Neuter, TNR