TAILS OF JOY, INC.

"Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the America Stray."

Studio City, CA   |  www.tailsofjoy.net

Mission

Our mission is to make the world better for animals. We financially help the smallest, neediest rescue groups across America, and beyond. We help support the groups who do great hands-on rescue work, but are too small to fundraise in a big way, or get grants, and would fall through the cracks without us. We help people with pet financial emergencies. We also network and provide temporary assistance, boarding, medical care, pull fees, and transport, for desperate animals. We have a designated Spay/Neuter fund which awards "Little Guy Grants" for TNR and low income needs. We campaign and network for more humane laws in all areas concerning animal welfare. We are the place to go when there is nowhere else to turn, and exponentially have saved thousands of lives since we began.

Ruling year info

2003

President

Ms. Elayne Boosler

Vice President, Treasurer

Mr. Bill Siddons

Main address

11684 Ventura Blvd #881

Studio City, CA 91604 USA

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EIN

91-2159894

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work to end pet overpopulation and abandonment, abuse and neglect. We want to stop the killing of millions of adoptable companion animals across America by city pounds each year. We want to put puppy mills out of business, foster spay/neuter, fight dog fighting rings, and make the world better for animals, which in turn makes the world better for people. We work for a more humane world for all.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Little Guy Grants

We award small grants to rescue organizations for either a specific purpose, like a TNR program, a need for more kennel runs, a broken heater, a fire, and/or various desperate situations. Or, sometimes the grants are there to just help them continue their great work, and allow them to rescue even more needy animals.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We want to help people treat animals better, by showing that animals are sentient, emotional beings capable of thought, valuable work (military, service animals, search and rescue, etc.). We want to make spay/neuter everyone's first choice when adopting a pet, so millions of adoptable animals won't continue to be killed across America in city pounds every year simply due to lack of homes. We fund spay/neuter programs, and also pay for spay/neuter for needy adopters. We fund spay/neuter for people working with feral cat colonies across the country. We want to put puppy mills (factory farming of dogs, with the same level of abuse, neglect and heartbreak) out of business. We want to make "Adopt, Don't Shop" second nature to everyone. We want to make life better for every animal, so we help the small rescue groups across the country continue their work by awarding our "Little Guy Grants". We are there for emergencies, for individuals and groups. We are there to help anyone or any group who would otherwise fall through the cracks. We gently educate by selling mindful products (our "Voter Leashes") and networking with groups everywhere.

We give out "Little Guy Grants" to organizations needing money for their spay/neuter programs. We fund TNR for feral cat colonies across the country. We award weekly "Little Guy Grants" to small rescue groups across the country to keep them going, or give them a much needed influx of cash for a special project, or to be able to pull more animals from shelters and save some extra lives. We sell mindful products. We network needy animals. We pay for small groups to pull from shelters, and we supply money for boarding or fostering, food, medical needs, everything a dog, cat, bunny, horse, mule, or any companion animal needs to finally get her/him to a forever home. We help the pets of the homeless so we can help the homeless too, with food for both, coats for both, and blankets. We constantly network and spread the knowledge that animals are family, permanent, and deserve the best of care and commitment. We help directly, and we also help the helpers do their best work.

We fundraise tirelessly. We research every group asking for help to insure that our donors/customers faith in us is warranted. If we are giving money to a group, you can rest assured they are walking the walk. We publicize our grants in our newsletter postings on social media everywhere, to raise people's awareness of rescue organizations in their own cities, and encourage them to help too, and/or adopt there. We go to cities and sell merchandise after shows, and all of that merchandise money stays in each city to benefit local rescue organizations there. We sell great products, and 100% of the proceeds are used for our rescue efforts. We are all volunteer, we pay no salaries or perks. Our only expenses are shipping for our products to arrive here, and then mailing them out to customers. No money is used for anything other than animal rescue. We have three volunteers who comb through hundreds of emails to us each week, requesting "Little Guy Grants", and we spend at least thirty hours a week researching, answering, making phone calls across the country to oftentimes pay veterinarians directly for services for needy people's pets.

We have helped save the lives, exponentially through our grants to rescue organizations, of hundreds of thousands of deserving animals. We have helped desperate pet owners and rescuers when there was nowhere else to turn. We have made the world a little better, kinder, and more humane each day. Our goals are to continue helping, saving, rescuing, educating, and advocating for a more humane world. We would also like to fund scholarships for students who would like to work in the animal rescue world, city shelters, or veterinary staffs. City shelters are often draconian and usually staffed poorly by "government workers" instead of people who actually care for animals. We'd like be able to afford to financially help young people who could change all that, and ask that they repay us with two years of part time service in rescue. There isn't a city in this country that has enough animal control officers, so usually calls for help go unanswered, dog fighting rings go un-investigated, along with cruelty reports. Dogs can't vote, so they get the short shrift from city funding. We'd like to have enough money to train animal loving officers for jobs across the country. We'd like more money for spay/neuter programs, and we'd like to be able to negotiate better rescue rates from veterinarians across the country. We'd like to craft an animal awareness program for students of all ages that would be implemented in schools.

Financials

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TAILS OF JOY, INC.

Board of directors
as of 6/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Elayne Boosler

Tails of Joy, Inc.

Term: 2000 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Bill Siddons

Roxcore Mgmt

Term: 2000 -

Leon Wagner

Forth, Inc.

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