Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc. (ARWOB)

Making a difference in their lives

aka ARWOB   |   SAN DIEGO, CA   |  www.ARWOB.org

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 info

2009

Principal Officer

Ms. Alondra Gomez

Main address

PO BOX 712444

SAN DIEGO, CA 92171 USA

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EIN

80-0191770

NTEE code info

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

Veterinary Services (D40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Rescue, Medical Care and Adoption

In 2018, Animal Rescuers Without Borders rescued 312 companion pets and found "forever" homes with local families for 315 of them (146 cats and 169 dogs). Before they are eligible for adoption, all dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and are up-to-date on medical care, including vaccinations. This care is included in the cost of the adoption fee (which ranges up to $350, depending on the age and breed of the animal).

As a small, all-volunteer rescue organization, 100% of donations and adoption-fee revenue benefits the homeless animals in our care.

Population(s) Served

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

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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

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

Animal Rescue, Medical Care and Adoption

Context Notes

Number animals spayed or neutered by our organization.

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.

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.

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

Financials

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Operations

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

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Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc. (ARWOB)

Board of directors
as of 2/11/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Alondra Gomez


Board co-chair

Ms. Karin Taylor

Mandy Nielsen

Sheri Galbreath

Wyn Furman

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable