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Passport for Paws

FRISCO, TX   |  Passportforpaws.org

Mission

Passport for Paws is a 501(c)3 volunteer-based rescue committed to eliminating the burden of overpopulated local Texas shelters by locating placement throughout the US.

Notes from the nonprofit

Passport for Paws is a small Texas rescue with Huge Dreams. Texas leads all states in euthanasia, having killed 68,945 dogs and cats in animal shelters in 2022. We want to double or triple the number of lives we save in the next two years. To do that we need to expand our reach into other states, building relationships with other rescues in states like Colorado, Washington State and Oregon. We also need resources and additional funding to actively recruit a dedicated team of drivers, buy a second van and longer term, build or share in a facility locally where we can board our at risk animals for free, before we find them fosters. Our second passion and dream is Spay It Forward. We want to increase this program 10 fold by 2026, spaying and neutering homeless pets to prevent new litters. (One unspayed female is capable of having over ten litters in her lifetime! ) To accomplish this we need more funding to pay for the added medical cost we would incur.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder and President

Briana Sherrer

Vice President

Michelle Hur

Main address

PO BOX 1623

FRISCO, TX 75034 USA

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EIN

82-4943710

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

Passport for Paws is an animal rescue, committed to saving Code RED animals from local Texas shelters, from abusive homes and from back-yard breeders. Local Texas rescuers cannot keep up with the high intake of unwanted animals, which has grown exponentially since Covid-19. Passport for Paws helps to alleviate the burden by rescuing, fostering and transporting animals to our Partner rescues in the Midwest, who then adopt them out to their forever homes. Many of the animals we rescue are sick or injured, and we rehabilitate them here in Texas. We spare no expense to be sure every animal we rescue has excellent medical care and is healthy before transporting them on to meet their adoptive parents.

Population(s) Served

Millions of animals are euthanized in animal shelters through no fault of their own, due to pet overpopulation. Several factors contribute to animal overpopulation, including lack of spaying and neutering, irresponsible breeding practices and owners who no longer can care for their pets or no longer want them. In 2022, Passport for Paws created a Program called Spay It Forward. Our main initiative in this program is to seek out unaltered pets in our local community, whether they are stray or feral or belong to someone who cannot afford to alter their pets, and we spay/neuter them to prevent future litters of unwanted kittens and puppies. Our first year we spayed 19 dogs and 1 cat, and with more funding, we could expand our reach and double that number. In addition, over the last two years, we rescued and spayed over fifty breeder release animals as well as providing an outlet for some owners who no longer want their animals to rehome them and prevent them from going to a shelter.

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Passport for Paws

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Briana Scherer

Michelle Hur

Passport for Paws

Katie A Jensen-Roberts

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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? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/12/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/10/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.