Fresh Start Rescue Inc

Giving reptiles a fresh start

aka Fresh Start Farm & Rescue   |   Willard, NC   |  www.freshstartrescueinc.com

Mission

Rescuing, rehabbing, and housing unwanted reptiles with the goal of finding them a forever home.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Nicole Spencer

Vice President

Michael Spencer

Main address

PO Box 256

Willard, NC 28478 USA

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EIN

82-1757438

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Reptiles are a misunderstood animal and often treated as 'disposable' animals. Our rescue aims to teach children about these animals so they don't see them as scary or killers. They can be dangerous like all other wild animals but they are also a vital part of the environment. In the pet trade these animals are often bought because they are 'cool', and then they are put in a small tank and never handled. They are traded like baseball cards and sometimes let go into a non-native environment when the owner gets tired of them. Our goal is to provide a safe place for these animals to go until they find a new home. We provide medical care, proper lighting and caging, a good diet, and we screen potential adopters to make sure these animals go to good homes.

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?

Reptile Rehabilitation

Rescue and rehab of exotic reptiles

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.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of reptiles who found good homes.

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Reptile Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of injured animals who required vet care. Number of animals with minor injuries or illnesses treated in the shelter is not tracked.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of animals surrendered to the rescue.

Number of animals provided with long term care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of animals who are surrendered to the rescue but can never be adopted out. Animals that are currently listed for adoption are not included regardless of how long they've been here.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of different organizations who have invited us to do educational programs

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of days we spent at educational or festival events

Number of shelter facilities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of foster homes we currently have.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of full and part time volunteers

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.

Our organization aims to education children and adults about animals they would not normally come into contact with. We teach them about both native and exotic reptiles. We also provide a safe place for unwanted reptiles to go and receive any medical care they may need. We then search for the right home for these animals so they can become the pet they were bred to be.

Our group books events at local festivals and fairs, in schools and camps, and with private parties. At all these events we do education, we have hands on learning, and we raise funds. We also have an official rescue vet who helps us with any medical needs that we cannot handle ourselves. For adoptions, we have a detailed adoption application, a contract to sign, and house visits to be positive that the new owner is going to be a good home that provides excellent care for the life of the animal.

We have education animals we use for all our events. These animals have experience with being in the public and being touched by children. We bring photos and information sheets on these animals, items from the animals like preserved eggs, and an example of some of the tools we use. We have a facebook page where we raise money, we do fundraisers on facebook, we have an amazon smile account, and we have relationships with several reptile product vendors to save money on supplies.

Our mission is ongoing and never accomplished. We continue to take in animals and find them new homes on a daily basis. We have developed a good powerpoint for doing school shows and an informative event set up. We also have a trailer now to take all our material to each event. We have developed relationships with reptile supply vendors, local event organizers, and the local media. All of these goals are ongoing efforts that need to continue daily for us to be successful.

Financials

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Fresh Start Rescue Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rachel Hoffman


Board co-chair

Steven Whisnant