ALLEN COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION

We love them while they wait for you.

aka Allen County Animal Rescue Facility, ACARF   |   La Harpe, KS   |  www.acarf.org

Mission

CARE FOR UNWANTED ANIMALS AND WORK FOR THEIR ADOPTION, PROMOTE ANIMAL WELFARE THROUGH LEGAL MEANS AND LAWS, RUN ANIMAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND RUN AND MANAGE A SHELTER FOR UNWANTED ANIMALS

Ruling year info

2002

Director

Ms. Brittni Israel

Main address

305 E Highway 54

La Harpe, KS 66751 USA

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EIN

48-1248443

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

in 1995, a grassroots group of people saw the need to do something about the unwanted dog and cat problem in Allen County, Kansas and surrounding areas. They formed a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and raised money to build a shelter. The Allen County Animal Rescue Facility opened its doors in 2010, and is one of only 35 licensed no-kill shelters in Kansas.

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?

Allen County TNR Program

Trap, Neuter and Release program for feral cats in Allen County, Kansas.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

The mission of ACARF is:
To provide a safe and loving haven for those cats and dogs in our community who are lost, abandoned, or unwanted.
To help these animals recover from whatever illness, injury, or emotional suffering they have endured, and aid them in becoming healthy and whole.
To find caring and responsible homes for our adoptable pets.
To educate the public regarding pet care and animal overpopulation, and to help implement methods to improve these areas.

We adopt unwanted dogs and cats into responsible homes, or transfer them to other no-kill shelters or rescues. We apply for grants to help with the dog and cat overpopulation problem in our area, particularly for pets of low-income families. TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) grants are also sought to help with the feral cat problem in Allen County.

We are a very small non-profit that receives no funding from the state or county. We rely entirely on public donations to operate. Being awarded grants or large donations from generous donors is the only way we can achieve our goals.

We have adopted 2,678 animals to responsible homes, and either returned to their owners or transferred to other no-kill shelters or rescues another 2,072 animals. With our $5000.00 TNR grant we bought live traps and spay/neutered 80 feral cats in Allen County. With our $2400.00 Community Outreach Low Income grant we spay/neutered 30 animals in Allen County. We are actively seeking grants and donations to further these two causes, as well as our ongoing mission of adopting stray and unwanted animals into good homes.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Citizens of SE Kansas that own dogs and cats

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

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, Talking individually,

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Instituted a free spay/neuter program for pets of Allen County residents.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Writing grants,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It hasn't

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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ALLEN COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 08/06/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dawn Murray

D & R Plumbing and Electric, Inc.

Term: 2021 - 2022

Ryan Coffield

Dr. Ryan Coffield, DDS

Julie Payne

retired IT Manager

Janis Kress

retired Customer Service Rep

April Hudson

Court Reporter

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/6/2021

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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
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/06/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.