Animal related

Caring Hearts Dog and Cat Rescue

The Little Rescue with a Big Heart

Laurie, MO

Mission

Mission:
To make a positive difference in the lives of dogs and cats by promoting health and well being through community outreach, animal welfare education and low-cost spay/neuter assistance.

Vision:
Making the world a better place one life at a time.

Ruling Year

2016

President

Teresa Ensor

Co Principal Officer

Laura Cullom

Main Address

PO Box 1684

Laurie, MO 65037 USA

Keywords

Animal Welfare and Rescue

EIN

81-3375617

 Number

5254720670

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We are addressing the problem of low income pet owners' inability to properly care for their pets due to income restraints. Many pet owners in financial distress will relinquish their beloved pets to already overcrowded shelters, which is traumatic for both the human and the animal. Many low income pet owners cannot afford to spay/neuter their pet, thereby resulting in yet more homeless animals with no one to care for them. We are also addressing the overpopulation of feral cats in the community.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Emergency Vet Assistance

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total pounds of pet food and litter distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Low/no-cost spay and neuter assistance provided to lower income pet owners and homeless dogs and cats.

Number of animals with freedom from pain

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Emergency Vet Assistance

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Emergency veterinary assistance is provided to lower income pet owners as well as homeless community animals that would otherwise go without medical care.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

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

Our goal is to trap, spay/neuter, immunize and return all unaltered feral cats to their colonies to prevent disease and overpopulation. We also want to keep pets happy and healthy in their homes, regardless of a pet owner's financial status, thereby reducing the burden of already overcrowded shelters in rural Missouri.

Our strategy for making this happen is:
- TNR program and outreach
- Providing a dog and cat food bank for low income pet owners
- Assisting with emergency veterinary expenses
- Assisting with spay/neuter expense
- Assisting with recovery of lost pets

We have made wonderful connections in the community and work with 10-15 local veterinarians who support our mission. We also opened a little Thrift Store to help raise additional funds needed to help more animals. Our application was accepted by the Rescue Food Bank in Saint Louis to receive significantly discounted pet food to help keep our food bank full. We are 100% volunteer run and operated which reduces cost and results in more animals helped.

We will know we are making progress by how many animals we are able to help, and by the support received from the community. If we are doing a good thing, word spreads fast.

In 2017 alone, we helped 325 animals with veterinary expenses: 149 cats (75 of which were TNRs), 174 dogs and 1 bunny. In addition to the 75 TNR cats, we covered the cost to spay/neuter 21 owned cats and 52 owned dogs as well. In 2018, our goal is to help 500 dogs and cats with veterinary expenses and increase our TNR count to 100. We have also begun recovering lost animals. There are so many animals hit by cars in the area, that we made the decision to pick them up and pay for boarding until their owners can be located.

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Financials

Caring Hearts Dog and Cat Rescue

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No