Beagle Freedom Project

Educate. Legislate. Liberate.

Valley Village, CA   |  http://bfp.org

Mission

Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) is the world-leading animal rescue and advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of animals exploited for research and other forms of cruelty, abuse, and neglect. BFP strives to build a better, more compassionate world for both animals and humans alike through educational, legislative, and social reform.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Ms. Shannon Keith

Main address

4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd Ste 534 % Shannon Keith

Valley Village, CA 91607 USA

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EIN

55-0882647

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Animals around the world are neglected, mistreated, and exploited by various industries for profit. Beagle Freedom Project speaks out on behalf of victims of animal cruelty and abuse to make their voices known and their stories heard. Beagle Freedom Project works to prevent all forms of animal cruelty and captivity, with an emphasis on ending animal experimentation, worldwide.

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?

Legislation: The Beagle Freedom Bill

Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) is the world's leading advocacy organization dedicated to educating the public about the dangers and cruelty of animal testing, legislating to ban the use of animals in research, and liberating animals used in experimental research.

BFP's signature legislation, the Beagle Freedom Bill, requires any public or private facility receiving tax-payer funding, to release dogs and cats, once the tests have concluded, to a qualified rescue so that they have the opportunity at freedom and love, thus avoiding the industry practice of euthanization.

In 2014 Minnesota became the first state to pass and successfully implement the Beagle Freedom Bill. Since then, 12 states, have passed the Beagle Freedom Bill. BFP is currently supporting similar bills in four other states and continues to partner with legislators in the remaining states, as well as federally, to adopt and implement the Beagle Freedom Bill.

Population(s) Served

Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) launched Cut the Cruelty, a program dedicated to raising awareness about the scientifically unreliable, inhumane treatment, and life-threatening use of animals in research and engaging and empowering the public to affect change. BFP's first investigation was launched against Marshall BioResouces (MBR), the largest breeder of beagles, hounds/mongrels, ferrets, and other animals used in testing. MBR has a retail division, Marshall Pet Products, that sells ferrets, food, supplements, cage accessories, and more, to the public. BFP brought this information to retailers, many immediately pulled any products from their inventory, including Overstock.com, one of the largest online stores.

In an effort to make shopping cruelty-free easy for consumers, BFP designed and developed the Cruelty-Cutter app for smartphones. With the app, the shopper scans the product's barcode and the database will let them know if it has been tested on animals or is cruelty-free.

Population(s) Served

In 2010, Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) was founded when an individual reached out to help rehome two beagles used in a laboratory. Since then, BFP has successfully rescued, rehomed, and rehabilitated over 3,000 animals used in research, as well as in other cruel and abusive situations. Costs associated with rescue include transportation, emergency veterinary care, such as vaccinations, spay or neuter, dental care, a full blood screen, and other ancillary costs.

Because some animals require ongoing care beyond the initial rescue, BFP created programs, like Save Our Seniors and Sponsor a Survivor, to help those high-cost long-term medical needs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Gold Eco Certification 2010

Earth Saver's League

Nonprofit Excellence 2011

EarthSave

Public Awareness Award 2015

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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 rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Legislation: The Beagle Freedom Bill

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Age groups

Related Program

Legislation: The Beagle Freedom Bill

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Beagle Freedom Project aims to:

1. Rescue animals in need directly from captivity, cruelty, and abuse.
2. Educate the public on the various issues and industries perpetuating animal exploitation and cruelty, with an emphasis on ending the archaic institution of animal testing, research, and experimentation.
3. Encourage members of society to adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle and act on behalf of animal welfare.
4. Create and change laws for the betterment of animals by implementing legislative change, protections, and reforms.

Beagle Freedom Project works to directly release and rescue animals from captivity and cruelty from animal-abusing industries such as animal testing facilities and kill shelters.

In addition, our organization continues to pass legislation across the nation to change laws and implement protections for animals, including our Right to Release/Beagle Bill which mandates the public adoption of healthy dog and cat survivors of testing and experimentation. The Beagle Bill has been signed into law in 11 states thus far, with 4 states currently pending.

ARME's worldwide, with the expertise, capability, and capacity of handling severe cases of trauma and providing the comprehensive veterinary care and diagnostic rehabilitation to treat and nurse rescued animals back to health – physically, mentally and emotionally.

We have a robust network of hundreds of volunteers, adopters, and fosters as well as a dedicated team of part-time and full-time staff who are committed to the betterment of animal welfare worldwide.

As of 2010, we have rescued over 3,000 animals across 42 states and 10 countries, passed the Beagle Bill in 11 states thus far, and have been awarded grants from prestigious institutions such as Microsoft and LUSH Cosmetics, who funded a group of scientists working find medical cures without the use of animals.

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?

    We serve people allover the world who volunteer, foster, donate and adopt from us.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email, social media,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Highlighting more of our success stories and giving more details about our rescues.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    It puts the power into the hands of our supporters and thus makes us all one big community so that those who enjoy and are involved in our mission feel and are included and want to get more involved because they are heard.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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 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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Beagle Freedom Project

Board of directors
as of 07/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angela Talamantes

Beagle Freedom Project

Term: 2021 -

Shannon Keith

Beagle Freedom Project

Angela Talamantes

Beagle Freedom Project

Mando Dorame

Beagle Freedom Project

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/8/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/31/2021

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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.