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HELPING ANIMALS LIVE TOMORROW RESCUE

aka Rags to Rescue Re-Purpose Store   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.haltrescue.org

Mission

The mission of Halt Rescue is to rehome animals that have been abandoned or rescued from a shelter, finding them loving and suitable homes for a lifetime. We are governed by dedicated volunteers who share a common vision that all living creatures deserve respect, love and fulfilment of basic needs.
Our mission is accomplished through spay and neuter and adoptions to forever homes.
We are located in California and provide adoption services throughout the state.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Patricia Irwin

Main address

Po Box 733

Bakersfield, CA 93302 USA

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EIN

80-0297671

NTEE code info

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

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

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

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is working to address the problem with the growing animal population by stressing the need to spay/neuter your animals. We are working on educating pet owners of the importance of spay/neuter. We are also striving to diminish euthanization at shelters by over population of animals that are not spayed or neutered by their owners. Our organization is also trying to educate animal owners of the importance of microchipping their pet, which enables a lost pet to be reunited with their owner. We are working on educating pet owners of the importance of a fence around their yard to reduce lost pets & pet-proofing their home as they would for a child.

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?

Pet Awareness Week (PAWS Educate)

This is a curriculum based program designed for Third graders to understand empathy toward animals. Using state standards it addresses the overpopulation of pets in our community and solutions to address numerous animal-related problems.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
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.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

Adults

Related Program

Pet Awareness Week (PAWS Educate)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Since COVID, adoption of dogs, especially large dogs, have been slow. Every Rescue & shelter in Bakersfield is full.

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Pet Awareness Week (PAWS Educate)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our organization is working conclusively on the goal of lowering the number of animals being needlessly euthanized in our county through efforts of spay and neuter, responsible adoption and education.
We offer assistance to those in the community that own pets and are financially struggling with the expense of ownership. We reach out to those in need through food donations and veterinary care as well as spay and neuter. We believe a pet is not an object but a living breathing part of the family.

We seek to reach our audience through community involvement. We wish to make ourselves a resource to every single pet owner in our city. We are accomplishing this through weekly adoption venues. We have a 'resale ' store in which every item sold has been donated and a portion of monthly sales go to rebuild our Hunter's Fund Program. On a daily basis we look to strengthen our volunteer program. We believe many hands might light work, the more people who are involved and who care, the quicker we will see a change take place.

Presently we have a small but strong and dedicated group of people with the same vision to make a difference and make lives better for animals in our community. We will continue on a daily basis to make our voices heard for the animals without them . We hope to gain strength as more people learn of the work we do and the objectives we have set forth to accomplishment. We will continue our community outreach and gather solitude through community, support, donations and volunteerism.

We are proud to say that our average annual adoptions is 100 dogs! Every year we are able to place these dogs with follow-up into homes that care.
Each dog is altered and will never contribute yto the overpopulation dilemma that is facing our community. Over the past eight years we have been pro-active in the voice of spay and neuter. We will take on that expense for a private party who cannot afford the cost. We are now in the classroom with a very well written and very effective program that will touch the minds and hearts of every student who participates. We also pride ourselves in our program Hunter's Fund. this program unselfishly gives to others in need.

We look forward to accomplishing so much more! Knowledge is power and our organization will continue to spread the word on the importance of spay and neuter , the #1 factor in controlling overpopulation. We want to bring awareness to the unnecessary breeding of dogs for profit when so many are dying daily in shelters. We want to go into the inner city areas/and rural unpopulated areas and make the people aware of the need to respect animals and that everyone can make a difference no matter how small.

Financials

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Operations

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HELPING ANIMALS LIVE TOMORROW RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 04/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patricia Fike

H.A.L.T. Rescue

Term: 2010 -

Kendra MaHan

H.A.L.T. Rescue

Patricia Fike

H.A.L.T. Rescue

Andrea Pflugh

H.A.L.T. Rescue

Mindy Poulton

H.A.L.T. Rescue

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