Bengal Rescue

Committed to rescuing Bengal and Hybrid Cats

Salt Lake City, UT   |  http://bengalrescue.org

Mission

Our Mission at Bengal Rescue is to rescue Bengal cats and other hybrid cats. Hybrid cats also include Savannah cats, Toyger cats, and Chausie cats. We are members of a very large community of Bengal Cat enthusiasts. This includes other Rescue Organizations, Adopters, Fosters, Behavioral Experts, Medical Experts, and yes – even Breeders. It’s also a goal of Bengal Rescue to build a large social media presence so that we can find cats in need, and find them wonderful forever homes. This is how we find cats in need of rescue and identify potential adopters. It is also a great way for us to educate Bengal cat owners about their behavioral and medical challenges. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram. In the end, we are firmly dedicated to the cats in our program.

Ruling year info

2020

President & Founder

Sharon Cantwell

Main address

4760 S Highland Dr Suite 316

Salt Lake City, UT 84117 USA

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EIN

85-0920758

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Bengal cats and other hybrid cats often find themselves in homes that are ill-equipped to provide them with the right environment and care. We aim to educate owners about proper care, with the goal of keeping the cat with their loving families. If we agree the cat would be better-suited in a different environment, we apply our resources to locate a family that is better-prepared to meet their needs. At this time, we facilitate the surrender and adoption of the cat to their forever families.

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?

Bengal Rescue

Bengal Rescue is committed to rescuing Bengal cats and other hybrid cats, including but not limited to Savannah cats, Toyger cats, and Chausie cats.

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.

Number of animals rehomed

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

This reflects the number of medical cases in 2020

Number of animals rescued

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All of the cats we brought into our program in 2020 were previously spayed / neutered.

Number of animals returned to their owner

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We are a rescue. We only take cats into our program who are being surrendered by their owner or received via Shelter transfer.

Number of pets microchipped

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The majority of the cats in our program were previously microchipped.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All of the cats in our program in 2020 were previously spayed / neutered.

Average cost per spay/neuter surgery

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All of the cats in our program in 2020 were previously spayed / neutered.

Number of animals provided with long term care

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

Adults

Related Program

Bengal Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2020, none of the cats in our program required long term care.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 Mission at Bengal Rescue is to rescue Bengal cats and other hybrid cats, with the goal of finding them forever homes. Hybrid cats also include Savannah cats, Toyger cats, and Chausie cats.

We are members of a very large community of Bengal Cat enthusiasts. This includes other Rescue Organizations, Adopters, Fosters, Behavioral Experts, Medical Experts, and yes – even Breeders.

It’s also a goal of Bengal Rescue to build a large social media presence so that we can find cats in need, and find them wonderful forever homes. This is how we find cats in need of rescue and identify potential adopters. It is also a great way for us to educate Bengal cat owners about their behavioral and medical challenges. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

With the support of other Rescue Organizations, Adopters, Fosters, Behavioral Experts, Medical Experts, and yes – even Breeders, we have developed a nationwide foster network.

We work with individuals who rescue, transport, foster, and care for these cats who are in a transitionary state. At times, we help current Bengal owners place their cats in new homes. In other cases, we rescue cats from Shelters and place them into Foster care while we search for their forever home. It takes so many resources and individuals to saves the lives of these cats. We couldn’t do this without each individual’s participation and support.

We ensure that all of the cats in our program are seen by a Veterinarian and receive Medical assessment and treatment. In the case of Owner Surrender we ask the Owner to cover veterinary expenses before taking him / her into our program. When we rescue cats from Shelters, we ensure that the cat receives whatever care is deemed necessary by the Veterinarian.

In the end, we are as firmly dedicated to the cats in our program, as we are to our very own feline family members.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Bengal Rescue is committed to rescuing Bengal cats and other hybrid cats, including but not limited to Savannah cats, Toyger cats, and Chausie cats. Bengal Rescue is a member of a very large community of Bengal Cat enthusiasts, which includes other Bengal Cat Rescue Organizations, Adopters, Fosters, Behavioral Experts, Medical Experts, and yes – even responsible licensed Breeders who support rescue. With the support of these individuals, we have volunteers nationwide who rescue, transport, foster, and care for these cats who are in a transitionary state. We help current owners find new homes for their Bengals. We also rescue Bengals from County and City Shelters and place them into Foster care. Most importantly, we’re here to educate Bengal owners about Bengal behavior and care, with th

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Added more depth surrender questions to make sure we gather ALL the information needed to rehome the hybrid cat.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bengal Rescue

Board of directors
as of 10/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sharon Cantwell

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/09/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/09/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.