PLATINUM2024

US DOG COALITION AND RESCUE

Kindness is our Strength

Fuquay Varina, NC   |  www.usdogcoalition.org

Mission

US DOG COALITION & RESCUE ASSISTS IN THE RESCUE, SPAY & NEUTER, AND SHELTER OF THE STREET DOGS LIVING IN THE COPPER CANYON REGION OF MEXICO AND THE SOUTHERN US.

Ruling year info

2022

Principal Officer

Wilma Herrera

Main address

6125 Spicewood Dr

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 USA

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EIN

88-0792229

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.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is addressing the critical need to rescue, protect, and improve the lives of dogs in the Southern United States and the Copper Canyon area of Mexico. We are tackling issues such as overpopulation, homelessness, and inadequate care for these animals. Additionally, we aim to promote responsible pet ownership and create a safer and more compassionate environment for dogs in underserved communities.

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?

Shelter in Creel Chihuahua Mexico

We are assisting local rescues and government departments to build a shelter for stray dogs in Creel Mexico.

Population(s) Served

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 rescued

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

32 so far in 2023

Number of animal adoptions

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals vaccinated

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of pets microchipped

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

43 to date

Number of trained volunteer dog-and-handler teams

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of spay/neuter vouchers issued

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Shelter in Creel Chihuahua Mexico

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

32 animals in 2023, 2022 was the year we were founded

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.

At the heart of the US Dog Coalition and Rescue lies a profound commitment to making a difference in the lives of dogs and the communities that love them. Our organization is driven by a set of inspiring goals, each aimed at improving the well-being of dogs in need and fostering responsible pet ownership. Let's take a closer look at our organization's core objectives:

1. Rescue, Spay, Neuter, and Adopt:
Our foremost mission is to rescue dogs from regions in need, primarily focusing on the Southern United States and the Copper Canyon area of Mexico. By identifying dogs facing hardship, homelessness, or potential harm, we work tirelessly to provide them with a second chance at a happy and healthy life. Central to this mission is our commitment to spaying and neutering, reducing overpopulation, and ensuring every dog finds a loving forever home through our adoption efforts.

2. Improving and Assisting Shelters in Mexico:
We recognize the challenges faced by shelters in Mexico, and we are dedicated to being a catalyst for positive change. US Dog Coalition and Rescue actively raises funds, seeks grants, and engages in various fundraising activities to provide much-needed support to shelters in the Copper Canyon area and beyond. Our aim is to enhance their capacity to provide humane care for dogs and expand their outreach efforts.

3. Community Education:
Education is the cornerstone of responsible pet ownership. We are committed to empowering underserved communities both in the United States and Mexico through comprehensive education initiatives. Our programs focus on educating citizens about the responsibilities of dog ownership, emphasizing the benefits of spaying and neutering, and promoting sound veterinary practices. By sharing knowledge and resources, we hope to create a more informed and compassionate society.

Our vision is one of a world where every dog is safe, loved, and cherished. The US Dog Coalition and Rescue believes that by pursuing these organizational goals with unwavering dedication and compassion, we can bring about meaningful change in the lives of dogs and the communities that surround them.

To effectively achieve the goals of the US Dog Coalition and Rescue, a well-structured organizational strategy is essential.

1. Rescue and Adoption Initiatives:
Establish partnerships with local shelters, rescue organizations, and animal control agencies in the targeted regions to identify dogs in need.
Create a network of dedicated volunteers and fosters to provide temporary care and rehabilitation for rescued dogs.
Develop a robust adoption process, including thorough screening of potential adopters to ensure responsible and loving homes for the dogs.
Host adoption events and promote adoptable dogs through various channels, including social media and local community outreach.

2. Spaying and Neutering Programs:
Collaborate with veterinary clinics and mobile spay/neuter units to provide low-cost or free spaying and neutering services in underserved areas.
Educate pet owners about the importance of spaying and neutering through community workshops, seminars, and informational materials.

3. Fundraising and Grant Acquisition:
Develop a multifaceted fundraising strategy that includes online crowdfunding campaigns, charity events, and partnerships with local businesses and corporations.
Seek grants from foundations, governmental agencies, and philanthropic organizations that support animal welfare causes.

4. Shelter Support and Capacity Building:
Conduct needs assessments for shelters in Mexico to identify areas where assistance is most needed.
Provide financial aid, medical supplies, and equipment to improve the quality of care and facilities in partner shelters.

5. Community Education and Outreach:
Develop and implement educational programs for schools, community centers, and local organizations to promote responsible pet ownership.
Utilize social media, websites, and local media outlets to reach a wider audience and share educational content.

6. Monitoring and Evaluation:
Establish clear metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the impact of the organization's efforts.
Regularly assess the success of adoption rates, spaying/neutering campaigns, and shelter support initiatives.

Dedicated Team: Your organization relies on a passionate and committed team of staff members and volunteers who share a common goal of improving the lives of dogs. Their dedication and expertise are essential for executing the organization's mission.

Network and Partnerships: Building strong partnerships with local shelters, veterinarians, rescue groups, and animal welfare organizations provides access to resources, expertise, and support needed for successful rescues, spaying/neutering campaigns, and educational initiatives.

Fundraising and Financial Resources: Your organization's ability to secure funding, donations, and grants is crucial for sustaining its operations. Effective fundraising strategies and financial management are essential to ensure ongoing support for your initiatives.

Rescue and Adoption Infrastructure: The ability to identify, rescue, rehabilitate, and find suitable homes for dogs in need is a fundamental capability. This includes having a network of foster homes, adoption events, and a structured adoption process.

Spaying and Neutering Resources: Access to veterinary clinics, mobile spay/neuter units, and partnerships with organizations that provide spaying/neutering services is essential to control overpopulation and promote responsible pet ownership.

Secured Substantial Grants: We have successfully secured grants totaling $9,000, which have been instrumental in supporting two shelters in Mexico. These funds have significantly improved their capacity to provide care for dogs in need.

New Shelter Construction: Our commitment to making a difference is reflected in the construction of a brand-new shelter in Juarez, Mexico. This facility will serve as a safe haven for countless dogs, offering them a chance at a better life.

Spaying and Neutering Impact: Through our funding initiatives, we have enabled the spaying and neutering of over 300 dogs, contributing to a meaningful reduction in overpopulation and improving the overall well-being of these animals.

International Rescues: We are thrilled to share that we've successfully facilitated the relocation of 10 dogs from shelters in Mexico to loving homes in the United States, giving them a fresh start and a brighter future.

Equipment Support for US Shelters: Our dedication extends beyond borders. We've provided essential equipment and resources to shelters in the United States, enhancing their ability to care for dogs awaiting adoption.

40 Dogs Find Forever Homes: Our relentless efforts have resulted in over 40 heartwarming adoptions, where dogs have found loving families and forever homes. Each adoption is a testament to the positive impact we're making on individual lives.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, 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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US DOG COALITION AND RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Wilma Herrera

Stephen Herrera

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Terry Emery

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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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 1/18/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/19/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.