ANIMALS DESERVE BETTER INC

The Partnerships we create are Life-Changing

aka Animals Deserve Better Inc, Paws for Life   |   Marietta, GA   |  http://www.PawsForLifeUSA.org

Mission

Our Mission Statement:
Establish a service, assistance, and therapy dog program for those who have disabilities.
Establish a humane education program to provide a better understanding of animals.
Establish a disaster relief program to provide temporary emergency care and shelter.
Establish a program to reduce the number of animals being abandoned or sent to shelters and killed.

Notes from the nonprofit

Animals Deserve Better, Inc. has helped rescue thousands of animals over the years and is comprised of 100% volunteers who are dedicated to helping animals and people. Please don’t hesitate to ask us what we can do to help you.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Mrs Kimberly Brenowitz

Main address

3151 Inman Park Court

Marietta, GA 30062 USA

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EIN

86-1094919

NTEE code info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Other Services (D60)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Continued fundraising for donations and sponsorship to enable those with disabilities to be able to have a service dog. Capitol and Operations sponsorship/grants to provide for facility and its on going operations to be able to improve and grow the demand for those with disabilities to lead life to its fullest.

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?

Animal Awareness - Education

Offers seminars for children, adults, schools, clubs and professional groups on all aspects of humane education, including Animal First Aid; Service V Therapy Dogs and the ADA; Training Tips and other informational topics. We also work with individuals who wish to become service dog trainers and qualify them through our training program. Our therapy teams (Handler and Dog) volunteer their time and visit schools, hospitals, nursing homes, hospice and other facilities to provide comfort and reassurance that only a dog or cat can bring. Reading to Dogs. Walk with Dogs.

Population(s) Served

Do You Know What To Pack in case of an emergency if not well now is the time to create an emergency evacuation plan that includes your pets? We provide a list of essential items to pack in advance for your animal companions, should you ever be faced with evacuation. We provide information and training for people to be able to care for their animals in the time of a disaster – it’s never too late to be prepared. What do you have set up for your family and your animals - where would you go - what would you do and what would you take with you.

Population(s) Served

Rescues pregnant mums and orphaned puppies from high kill shelters. Promotes spay and neuter requirements for all animals that leave shelters preventing unwanted litters. Love is given unconditionally, no family is ever split up, no one is ever left behind and all medical needs are treated no matter what it takes to make and keep our dogs healthy. Our dogs live in a family environment with 24 hour care until they are placed into service or adopted. Homes and families are found for all no matter the time that it takes and we ensure that everyone is happy with their new family.

Population(s) Served

Rescues pregnant dogs and orphaned puppies from high kill shelters and accepts owner donated dogs or puppies. Our dogs live in a family environment with 24 hour care, we love, socialize, train and expose them to everything possible until they are placed into service, where we train them and their disabled handler together. About 35% of the dogs we rescue qualify and become fully trained service dogs; 15% qualify for therapy or facility and 50% become available for general adoption having been through various levels of training.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Develop a new training school to be able to train those who wish to become dog trainers. Provide on site accommodation and facilities in one location to help those with disabilities work with their dogs and maintain their training over the life of the dog. Provide education and information for those with disabilities, their care givers, family and friends. Education on Disaster Relief. Expanded Therapy dog program. Additional volunteers and foster facilities.

Hire a Grant writing firm. Talk with existing sponsors. Update business plan with plans for improvements to be able to contact community and philanthropic enterprises.

Determination, dedicated volunteer board and word of mouth from clients and existing sponsors.

Phase 1 has been achieved which is the new location for the training school. Phase 2 which is the compiling of the capitol and organizational funds is underway and will be ready at the end of 2018

Financials

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Operations

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

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ANIMALS DESERVE BETTER INC

Board of directors
as of 9/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kimberly Brenowitz

Anne Bluck

Larry Brenowitz

Marine Feron

Sherwin Figueroa

Judy Greenberg

Colleen Duffy

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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