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MENDING SPIRITS ANIMAL RESCUE

THE BRIDGE BETWEEN; FOR ANIMALS IN NEED

Mankato, MN   |  www.mendingspirits.org

Mission

Mending Spirits Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 100% unpaid volunteer foster based animal rescue in Mankato, MN founded in October 2013. We serve vast communities in need throughout Minnesota and all over the United States. Mending Spirits Animal Rescue is a team comprised of committed volunteers, foster homes, licensed veterinarians, trainers, groomers and educators. We are able to successfully rescue animals from animal impound, high kill facilities, owner surrenders, strays and puppy mills then place them into well-paired, permanent homes. We serve as a rescue for the community, while we educate and advocate: responsible pet ownership, over population control, spaying/neutering, behavioral management, training, proper preventative, and maintenance care.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Kristy Olson

Main address

PO Box 475

Mankato, MN 56002 USA

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EIN

61-1732397

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

To lower euthanasia rates in holding facilities and to keep people & their pets together. We also promote the spay/neuter of pets as a way of reducing the amount of homeless pets.

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?

Keeping People & Pets Together

We successfully rescued multiple dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, a pot bellied pig and even a turtle. In addition, we are proudly able to serve as a solid resource by keeping people and pets together with a 90% success rate,by providing behavioral coaching and support. One of the leading reasons animals are homeless is because of behavioral issues with their pet and pet owners lacking support on how to manage. In addition, by our volunteers arranging placements for local animals that are impounded, owner surrenders, homeless, urgent care, medical/behavioral needs, we have been able to drastically lower euthanasia rates within some holding facilities down to 1%.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Number of animals rescued

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

Keeping People & Pets Together

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2021: 322 Dogs, 126 cats, 60 Rabbits, 54 Hamsters, 49 Guinea Pigs, 7 Mice,7 Guinea Fowl, 7 Gerbils, 3 Ferrets, 2 Parakeets, 1 Cockatiel, 1 turtle, 1 Iguana, 1 Rooster

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are our special cases animals who need extra love, tlc and healing. some physically, some medical, some emotional.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals provided with long term care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Founded in October of 2013, MSARs dedicated volunteers of over 200 members have successfully enabled rescue for over 4000 animals of roughly 30 different species! We maintain an average of nearly 200 or more animals in foster care, ranging from dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, rabbits, pocket pets, exotics, and farm animals. We are one of the only all-animal rescues in southern Minnesota!

MSARs animals are provided:
• Spay or neuter surgery
• Distemper and Rabies vaccinations and boosters
• Deworming treatments
• Heartworm tests and treatment/medication (if positive)
• Microchip implant
• FIV and FeLV tests and treatment/medication (if positive)
• Monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives
• Dental care if needed
• Orthopedic surgery and aftercare if needed
• Care for illness and injury
• Food, treats, and supplements appropriate for their nutritional needs
• Access to free training
• Supplies for our fosters (food, crate, bedding, toys, leash, collar, cat litter, etc.)
Our Mission:
We successfully rescue animals from animal impound, high kill facilities, owner surrenders, cruelty cases, strays, and puppy mills then place them into well-paired, permanent homes.
We also serve as a rescue for the community and educate and advocate for responsible pet ownership, pet retention tools, overpopulation control, affordable spaying/neutering services, supply pet food during hardship, behavioral management and training, and proper preventative and maintenance care.

MSAR has five programs that align with the needs of our community.

Help them Heal-On average, nearly 50 percent of our intakes are special needs. Let's define “special needs”. The reality is that all animals need special care and love. Special needs animals often require a little extra time, love, and energy. These animals take a certain commitment, especially financially, as they will often need extensive medical care or other supportive services

Pet Pantry Program-This program utilizes our extra donated supplies to help local families who might be facing uncertainty during this time when financial security, stability, and physical and mental health became the nation's biggest concern.

Pet Retention Program-MSAR takes pride in enabling successful pet ownership that is lifelong. We engage in securing proper placements with a screening process. In addition, we have created a Pet Behavior Library, supply access to professional training and behavioral staff at no cost to our alumni. Our overall return rate is less than 4 percent.

Mending Moments- promotes hospice and palliative care that addresses the physical, psychological, and social needs of animals with chronic and/or life-limiting diseases.

Healing Heros-MSAR has a professional trainer onboard who custom trains rescued dogs to become a trained service dog for a Veteran in need.

Because our volunteers arrange foster placements for local animals that are impounded, owner surrenders, homeless, urgent care, or with medical/behavioral needs, we have been able to drastically lower euthanasia rates within some holding facilities down to 1%. We continue to encourage volunteers in our local community to join our team. They bring new ideas, enthusiasm, skills & many talents to our growing rescue.

Founded in October of 2013, MSARs dedicated volunteers of over 200 members have successfully enabled rescue for over 4000 animals of roughly 30 different species! We maintain an average of nearly 200 or more animals in foster care, ranging from dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, rabbits, pocket pets, exotics, and farm animals. We are one of the only all-animal rescues in southern Minnesota!

MSARs animals are provided:
• Spay or neuter surgery
• Distemper and Rabies vaccinations and boosters
• Deworming treatments
• Heartworm tests and treatment/medication (if positive)
• Microchip implant
• FIV and FeLV tests and treatment/medication (if positive)
• Monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives
• Dental care if needed
• Orthopedic surgery and aftercare if needed
• Care for illness and injury
• Food, treats, and supplements appropriate for their nutritional needs
• Access to free training
• Supplies for our fosters (food, crate, bedding, toys, leash, collar, cat litter, etc.)
Our Mission:
We successfully rescue animals from animal impound, high kill facilities, owner surrenders, cruelty cases, strays, and puppy mills then place them into well-paired, permanent homes.
We also serve as a rescue for the community and educate and advocate for responsible pet ownership, pet retention tools, overpopulation control, affordable spaying/neutering services, supply pet food during hardship, behavioral management and training, and proper preventative and maintenance care.

MSAR has five programs that align with the needs of our community.

Help them Heal-On average, nearly 50 percent of our intakes are special needs. Let's define “special needs”. The reality is that all animals need special care and love. Special needs animals often require a little extra time, love, and energy. These animals take a certain commitment, especially financially, as they will often need extensive medical care or other supportive services

Pet Pantry Program-This program utilizes our extra donated supplies to help local families who might be facing uncertainty during this time when financial security, stability, and physical and mental health became the nation's biggest concern.

Pet Retention Program-MSAR takes pride in enabling successful pet ownership that is lifelong. We engage in securing proper placements with a screening process. In addition, we have created a Pet Behavior Library, supply access to professional training and behavioral staff at no cost to our alumni. Our overall return rate is less than 4 percent.

Mending Moments- promotes hospice and palliative care that addresses the physical, psychological, and social needs of animals with chronic and/or life-limiting diseases.

Healing Heros-MSAR has a professional trainer onboard who custom trains rescued dogs to become a trained service dog for a Veteran in need.

Founded in October of 2013, MSARs dedicated volunteers of over 200 members have successfully enabled rescue for over 4000 animals of roughly 30 different species! We maintain an average of nearly 200 or more animals in foster care, ranging from dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, rabbits, pocket pets, exotics, and farm animals. We are one of the only all-animal rescues in southern Minnesota!

Our Mission:
We successfully rescue animals from animal impound, high kill facilities, owner surrenders, cruelty cases, strays, and puppy mills then place them into well-paired, permanent homes.
We also serve as a rescue for the community and educate and advocate for responsible pet ownership, pet retention tools, overpopulation control, affordable spaying/neutering services, supply pet food during hardship, behavioral management and training, and proper preventative and maintenance care.

MSAR has five programs that align with the needs of our community.

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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MENDING SPIRITS ANIMAL RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 07/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kristy Olson

Tews Michaela

Sara Halla

Hendley Krista

Calista Peterson

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 7/8/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability