Animal related

Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary, Inc

Share The Dream

aka Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary   |   Locust Grove, GA   |  http://www.noahs-ark.org

Mission

Noah's Ark is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Animal Sanctuary dedicated to bringing children and animals together with the purpose of providing unconditional love, unconditional service, and a future full of hope. To provide a home for injured, abused, and orphaned animals. To provide awareness through our rehab/education programs that emphasize all living things have value no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. When we as a society can recognize this fact, we will begin to win the battles for conservation and preservation. To provide a forever home with unconditional love and care for animals who have special needs in their lives whether mental, physical, or emotional.

Ruling year info

1991

Founder/President

Ms. Jama Hedgecoth

Main address

712 LG Griffin Rd

Locust Grove, GA 30248 USA

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Formerly known as

Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

EIN

58-1909303

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Situated on 250 acres outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary is an educational sanctuary for abused, injured, orphaned, and relinquished exotic animals, livestock, companion animals and Native Georgia wildlife. Nestled in a scenic landscape of majestic oak trees and meadows, the sanctuary offers an idyllic, natural habitat for approximately 1000 animals who have been abused or surrendered. Noah’s Ark provides a peaceful refuge for their animals to live with dignity in a safe, nurturing environment, where they can run, play, swim and enjoy fresh air. In addition to providing the best care possible to the animals living out their lives at Noah’s Ark, the Ark works to educate the public about the Captive Wildlife Crisis and other animal welfare issues of concern in the Unites States and abroad.

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?

Aviarys - Phase I

Noah's Ark has many different species of tropical birds. Those that are compatible are currently housed in one large flight care - Amazon parrots, African greys, etc. Phase I of our Aviary program will allow each species of bird to be housed separately, creating a more natural environment for the birds. The Aviaries are created from small pole barns and appropriate wire to fence the exterior. They are then equipped with proper elements for feeding, watering, and climate control.  Phase I will add five new aviaries to our tropical bird habitat area.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Families
Budget
$30,000

Noah's Ark has been in existence since 1978 - and at this site since 1990. Many of our habitats are in need of updating and require regular maintenance and repairs.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Families
Budget
$36,000

Noah’s Ark is licensed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and US Fish & Wildlife Services as an accredited Wildlife Rehabilitator. Over 5,000 phone calls and emails are received annually, with questions ranging from animal identification, habitat destruction, and injured or orphaned animals in need of assistance. In 2019 Noah’s Ark treated 834 wildlife patients including 517 mammals, 273 birds, and 44 reptiles.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Noah’s Ark is open to the public free of charge in order to ensure that cost is not a factor in preventing people from learning about and interacting with the animals. Self guided tours are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. weather permitting. We are a place of refuge where people can come and enjoy the outdoors and our animal residents. Over 150,000 individuals visit Noah’s Ark annually including over 18,500 school children participating in educational filed-trips. Additionally we host youth volunteer groups including Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, Girl Scouts, Junior-ROTC, middle-school and High school clubs and service learning groups.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of free admissions

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students educated through field trips

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

K-12 (5-19 years)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of paid Walk on the Wildside private tours

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to bringing children and animals together to provide unconditional love, nurturing care, and a future full of hope. Noah’s Ark has the following goals that relate to its mission: 1. To build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. 2. To provide a high-quality life-long home for animals that are abused, injured, orphaned, or relinquished. 3. To educate the public about the issues surrounding the Captive Wildlife Crisis and other animal welfare issues of concern in the Unites States and abroad. 4. To assist other animal welfare organizations in their quest to provide high levels of care to captive animals and conserve their species in the wild. 5. To act as a community resource by taking in and providing care for injured or orphaned Native Georgia wildlife through the Wildlife Rehabilitation Program. 6. To establish a broad network of support that will continue to grow the Ark’s financial capacity and strength so the mission of the organization can continue to function with stability and purpose.

In order to achieve our mission and goals, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary has plans and procedures in place: Noah's Ark is one of the preferred destinations for confiscated and rescued animals through our state and federal partnerships with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Department of the Interior (USDI), Georgia Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As a true animal sanctuary, Noah’s Ark does not buy, breed, sell, trade or loan our animals. Noah's Ark promotes humane, responsible, and informed animal treatment and ownership. We serve as a living classroom, helping students of all ages develop an appreciation for and sense of responsibility toward the treasure of animal and plant life on our Earth.

Noah’s Ark has been a leader in animal sanctuary care and in the rehabilitation of native wildlife since its founding in 1991, helping to set standards for ensuring that animals receive the high level of care necessary to address both their physical and psychological needs. Noah’s Ark provides a forever home for animals who have been determined to be living in abusive, unhealthy and neglectful situations by local, state and/or federal governmental agencies. Noah’s Ark offers educational programs to over 18,500 school-aged children annually to educate the community about the Captive Wildlife Crisis and other animal welfare issues, and how individuals can take action to protect the animals they learn about at Noah’s Ark and conserve their homes in the wild. Noah’s Ark is open to the public free of charge in order to ensure that cost is not a factor in preventing people from learning about and being inspired by the animals. Over 150,000 individuals visit Noah’s Ark annually including over 18,500 school children participating in educational filed-trips. Volunteers are critical to the daily operations of the Ark with 250 individuals volunteering over 21,000 hours in 2019.

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary has continually focused its efforts on the goals and strategies that will enable it to follow its mission. Doing so has helped the organization establish the following capabilities: Continue to increase the number of people (both children and adults) who participate in educational tours to raise awareness of the Captive Wildlife Crisis and other animal welfare issues. Noah’s Ark is able to comfortably accommodate large numbers of visitors (over 150,000 per year) who are interested in learning about captive wildlife and the issues and trends that create their need for being rescued. Continue to serve as a leader among reputable animal care facilities, raising the standard of care to address the physical and psychological needs of captive animals, both wild and domestic. Successfully raise the funds needed to expand its capacity to care for a sustainable number of rescued animals in need of a permanent home where they can live out their lives with the safety, and dignity, and high standard of care they deserve. Noah’s Ark has designed and implemented a unique and effective program where rescued animals transition from being anxious, aggressive and often times unhealthy and malnourished, to becoming healthy, confident, relaxed so they can live freely in large natural habitats that best simulate their natural, ideal living conditions. Noah’s Ark provides a critical community resource by taking in orphaned and injured Native Wildlife and nursing them back to health though the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The Sanctuary is able to continue to reach thousands of new people each year in order to educate them about the mission of Noah’s Ark and convert their appreciation and interest into ongoing support through various donation opportunities. Noah’s Ark is able to respond to and assist various types of animal care facilities, individuals, and government agencies when they find themselves in emergency situations without the proper tools, manpower or experience needed to successfully help animals in dire situations.

• Developed an exotic and domestic animal sanctuary that is a recognized leader among reputable animal sanctuaries in providing the highest standards of care required for the physical and psychological wellbeing of captive animals. • Maintained the highest level of accreditation with state and local agencies. • Noah’s Ark is a recognized leader in exotic and domestic animal rescue, working with other reputable sanctuaries to find permanent homes for animals in need, and continues to serve as a resource for local, state and federal governmental agencies when animals are in need of rescue. • For the future, Noah’s Ark continues to welcome thousands of visitors each year, free of charge, so that humans can connect to animals and enjoy the wonders of nature; continues to expand its capacity to care for a sustainable number of rescued animals needing life-long care; hoping to expand its education programs; continue to raise the funds needed to further its important work on behalf of abused, injured, orphaned, and relinquished animals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary, Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Glenn Ross

Glenn S. Ross & Associates

Term: 2018 - 2021

Karen Thomas

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary

Jama Hedgecoth

Founder/Director

Randy Boyd

No Affiliation

Charles Hedecoth, Jr. Hedgecoth

Co-Founder/Treasurer

Jack Daniels

No Affiliation

Jay Allen

Aquarium Innovations

Marty Allen

Jack Daniels

Lynn Henkel

The Coca-Cola Company, retired

Rita Whitehouse

Cisco

Clyde Tant

Tri-South Contractors

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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

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Keywords

animals, exotic, domestic, farm, rehabilitation, educational, wildlife, conservation, preservation, tours, adoption, sanctuary