Beagle Freedom Project

Rescue, Rehab, Repeat.

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)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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?

Beagle Freedom Project

Welcome to Beagle Freedom Project, a mission to rescue beagles used in animal experimentation in research laboratories and give them a chance at life in a loving forever home. In this site you can read rescue stories, watch videos, learn more about beagles used in animal testing, and how you can help by fostering, adopting, sponsoring and donating.

Beagle Freedom Project began in December 2010 when Shannon Keith received information that beagles who were used for animal experiments in a research lab were to be given a chance at freedom. Our mission is rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research.

Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.

Testing done on beagles in university and other research facilities includes medical/pharmaceutical, household products and cosmetics. When they are no longer wanted for research purposes, some labs attempt to find homes for adoptable, healthy beagles. Working directly with these labs,

Beagle Freedom Project is able to remove and transport beagles and other former research animals and place them in loving homes. All rescues are done legally with the cooperation of the facility. BFP is located at: https://bfp.org

Population(s) Served
Adults

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

Beagle Freedom Project

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

Beagle Freedom Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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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 8/31/2021
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 08/31/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/31/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

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.