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Magic Bullet Fund Inc

Help for cats and dogs with cancer

Yorktown Heights, NY   |  http://themagicbulletfund.org

Mission

Magic Bullet Fund Inc. provides financial assistance to families that have a dog or cat with cancer but cannot afford treatment fees. We help the families that are most in need and pets that have at least a one-year expected survival with treatment.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

Laurie Kaplan

Main address

PO Box 149

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 USA

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EIN

82-2082952

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

When a family has a pet with cancer, there is often veterinary treatment available that could cure or manage the cancer for years. Too often, that beloved pet cannot receive treatment only because the owner cannot afford it. It is heartbreaking for the owner to watch as their pet's life is taken by cancer, unable to help them.

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?

Financial assistance for canine cancer treatment

Provide financial assistance for families that have a dog or cat with cancer but cannot afford treatment fees.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Fund purchases chemotherapy drugs from a distributor and has them shipped to the dog's clinic, for that dog.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
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 families served in cancer treatment

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

Financial assistance for canine cancer treatment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We have put 850 dogs and cats in U.S.through cancer treatment. Owners couldn't afford treatment fees. Not all are still alive, they all had a chance to beat cancer, and wouldn't have without our help.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Magic Bullet Fund provides assistance to families that can't afford to pay for cancer treatments for their pet, in hopes that owner and pet will gain additional years together. However cancer treatment in pets offers no more guarantee of success than does cancer treatment in humans.

At the very least, if treatment is not successful and cancer progresses in spite of treatment, the Fund aims to give owners the peace of mind knowing that they did not stand by and watch as their pet succumbed to cancer. Their unfortunate financial problems did not deprive their pet of an opportunity to survive longer. They did provide treatment and fight for their pet's life.

Magic Bullet Fund reviews applications carefully to find the cases where the owner truly cannot afford to pay for their pet's cancer treatment, and where the pet will have a good prognosis for long survival after treatment. Those who donate to the fund understand that because we make these efforts, their donation will be used wisely. And that if the pet they donated for cannot complete treatments, the funds will be used to help another carefully selected pet fight cancer.

The Fund requires that owners pay what they are able to, we request a non-profit discount from the clinic. We request allowance to order drugs for the pets having chemotherapy when clinic fees are inflated. After these calculations are made, we raise donations to cover the balance amount needed for the pet to complete cancer treatment.

We have been doing this for 14 years, and have developed systems and procedures to consistently and successfully accomplish our goals. We have helped almost 700 dogs through cancer treatment. There are 30 volunteers across the country, who each do a small or large part of the work.

We have helped almost 850 dogs through cancer treatment. For most, we have given the dog and owner significant additional time together. For all of them, we have given the owner the ability to feel that they did what they could to help their pet survive cancer, despite the owner's financial challenges.

We have recruited a workforce of 30 reliable volunteers. We have developed a workflow that allows us to review applications carefully and efficiently, and communicate with the pets; owners; with veterinary medical staff; and with the people who donate to help the dogs.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Magic Bullet Fund Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Nicole Murray

Magic Bullet Fund Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2023

Nicole Murray

Susan Neal

Nicole Jerner

Bruce Silverman DVM

Dawn Gerard

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/30/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data