Caring Hearts Dog and Cat Rescue

The Little Rescue with a Big Heart

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 info

2016

President

Teresa Ensor

Co Principal Officer

Laura Zieman

Main address

PO Box 981

Laurie, MO 65038 USA

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EIN

81-3375617

NTEE code info

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

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Emergency Vet Assistance

We provide financial aid to low income pet owners faced with unexpected veterinary expenses. This helps keep animals healthy and happy in their homes, promotes health and wellness, prevents unnecessary euthanasia and keeps sick or injured animals from being dumped at local shelters.

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.

Total pounds of pet food and litter distributed

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

Economically disadvantaged 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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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

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

Economically disadvantaged 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.

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.

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.

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.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Caring Hearts Dog and Cat Rescue

Board of directors
as of 7/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Teresa Ensor


Board co-chair

Laura Zieman

Caring Hearts Dog and Cat Rescue

Term: 2016 - 2022

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? No
  • 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? 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