Animal related

Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc. (ARWOB)

Making a difference in their lives

aka ARWOB

SAN DIEGO, CA

Mission

Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc. is a group of dedicated people who donate their time, resources, skills and energy toward the battle against the overpopulation of homeless pets and improving the lives of companion animals through rescue, fostering programs, adoption, pet care, educational programs and spaying and neutering.

Ruling Year

2009

Principal Officer

Ms. Alondra Gomez

Main Address

PO BOX 712444

SAN DIEGO, CA 92171 USA

Keywords

ARWOB, Animal rescue, Dog rescue, Cat rescue, All Breeds, Spay, Neuter, Mexico, San Diego

EIN

80-0191770

 Number

2281311616

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Veterinary Services (D40)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

ARWOB's goal is to end pet homelessness and overpopulation through rescue, fostering programs, adoption, pet care, educational programs and spaying and neutering. Our purpose is to come to the aid of any animal in need that crosses our path. Our motto is “Making a difference in their lives” and we strive to turn this core belief into concrete action whenever and wherever we can. Our work is hard, but our solution is simple: rescue vulnerable animals, provide them with medical care and a foster home, then place them into a loving, permanent home. This care gives cats and dogs a chance to recover from the hardships they’ve experienced and a place to learn how to be part of a family. We know that this not only makes a difference to the animals, adopters, and communities we serve today, but with each animal we get off the street and sterilize, we are also working to permanently break the cycle of pet homelessness.

Our programs

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Animal Rescue, Medical Care and Adoption

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of animals rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Animal Rescue, Medical Care and Adoption

Context notes

Total cats and dogs helped. The decline in number: taking in our care rescues who are in worse condition, and therefore requiring more of our limited resources (time and finances).

Number of animal adoptions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Animal Rescue, Medical Care and Adoption

Context notes

Total cats and dogs adopted. The decline in number: taking in our care rescues who are in worse condition, and therefore requiring more of our limited resources (time and finances).

Number of spay/neuter surgeries

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Animal Rescue, Medical Care and Adoption

Context notes

Number animals spayed or neutered by our organization.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

ARWOB's goal is to end pet homelessness and overpopulation through rescue, fostering programs, adoption, pet care, educational programs and spaying and neutering. Our purpose is to come to the aid of any animal in need that crosses our path. Our motto is “Making a difference in their lives” and we strive to turn this core belief into concrete action whenever and wherever we can.

There is ongoing and tremendous need in Baja, however, we extend our reach north of the border by accepting relinquished family pets, providing foster care for dogs and cats from the full shelters in San Diego County, and of course by working in partnership with other animal rescue groups in the community.

The ARWOB family believes in opening our hearts and homes to abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats irrespective of age, sex, breed, or size. We are also focused on educating foster parents, adopters, school children and others—especially in Baja, Mexico—on the care, feeding and prevention of unwanted litters of dogs and cats.

Our rescued and fostered animals go through a three-week period of quarantine before they are placed onto the adoption list. ARWOB provides veterinary care, socialization, and training to best prepare our rescues for their “forever" homes. Ensuring the health and long-term well being of the animals we help is our highest priority.

In 2014, ARWOB launched two volunteer-staffed “Cat Adoption Centers" in the Oceanside and Clairemont PetSmart stores. Potential adopters can see up to 12 of our rescued cats at either location anytime from 9 am to 9 pm daily. This is very convenient for potential adopters, and has greatly increased the number of cats we have been able to find homes for.

ARWOB helps people become more educated about pet overpopulation and the pressing need for adoption through local shelters and rescue organizations, like our own. We help prepare new pet owners for the lifelong commitment of adoption. Ultimately, these cats and dogs provide a lifetime of love and companionship for their lucky new “forever families".

We accept relinquished family pets, exit dogs and cats from the full shelters in San Diego County, and collaborate with other animal rescue groups to help as many animals as possible. We hold bimonthly adoption events at select Petco and PetSmart locations.

In 2018, ARWOB was able to find homes for 315 pet companions, in turn also serving their countless new human companions whose lives are enriched by their relationship with their new cat or dog. As an all-volunteer organization, this success is made possible by the support we receive from donors, adopters, fosters, and volunteers. The adoption and rescue numbers alone can't, however, tell the whole story about our progress: as time goes by, we have been taking in more time-consuming and resource-intensive rescues such as pets who are heavy medical cases and require expensive treatments, or animals suffering from behavior issues requiring training/rehabilitation before becoming adoptable.

As of 2018, ARWOB has aided more than 3,200 dogs and cats since its founding in 2009. 315of these animals were placed in 2018 alone. The animals ARWOB helps are approximately 70% canines and 30% felines. Needs Statement: The organization's primary need is for foster families to care for rescued animals while they are waiting for adoption. ARWOB also requires funds to provide the day-to-day and medical care our rescued animals need. These costs are defrayed, but not covered, by adoption fees. Finally, we also accept in-kind donations and rely on volunteer support. ARWOB provides all requisite supplies to foster. In addition to daily care, foster parents are responsible for evaluating the animal(s) and sending updates so the organization's counselors can provide adopters with as much information as possible. Fosters also ensure that animals in their care attend scheduled adoption events to meet potential adopters. Cats and dogs may also have come from stressful or abusive situations during their previous life, so they may feel scared or overly cautious. Rehabilitation may be a part of a foster parent's work with an animal as they learn to adjust to living in a home. This effort can range from house and leash training or learning basic obedience, to resocializing an animal to humans and its own kind. Monetary donations help us provide both day-to-day and medical care to the dogs and cats we rescue. Here is what your contributions support: •$10 Flea medications for one animal •$20 Vaccination for two dogs or cats (or more than two puppies or kittens) •$30 Microchip + lifetime registration •$35-40 (w/ tax) for a bag of dog/ cat food •$40 physical and health examinations •$50-60 Spay/Neuter for a cat •$70-100 Spay/Neuter for a dog (depending on weight) •$100-160 Dental cleaning and extractions In-kind donations are also welcomed. We keep an up-to-date wish list on our website: http://www.arwob.org/info/donate

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Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc. (ARWOB)

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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