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LOUIES LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE

What's Your Legacy?

Cincinnati, OH   |  www.louieslegacy.org
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LOUIES LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE

EIN: 27-0805279


Mission

Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue is a positive, professional 501c3 rescue organization that helps our community and shelter partners save more animals, more quickly by rescuing them, temporarily caring for them in our excellent, supportive foster homes and matching them with fantastic adopted pet parents.As one of the nation’s largest foster based animal rescue groups, with bases of operation in both Ohio and New York City, we cover a large section of the midwest and northeast. We place a high priority on the quality of care, including both medical and behavioral support, for all of our animals We also value and honor the contributions of the hundreds of wonderful people and organizations who support Louie’s Legacy in our lifesaving work.

Ruling year info

2009

President

Emily Gear

Main address

4725 Boomer Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45247 USA

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EIN

27-0805279

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to save thousands of homeless animals every year by providing a network of foster homes where these pets can receive the love and care they need to thrive and thus, be attractive to potential adopters.

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?

New York City Area Rescue and Adoption

Louie's Legacy acts locally in the NYC area helping local pets and families, as well as pets outside the area which are not often found locally and do not compete with local pets.

Animals are pulled primarily from municipal or county shelters, quarantined, assessed medically and behaviorally, altered, provided with basic and other necessary vetting and placed in foster homes. Fostered animals are then made available for adoption to the public and are placed in appropriate, screened and contracted permanent homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Louie's Legacy acts locally in the Cincinnati, OH area helping local pets and families, as well as pets outside the area which are not often found locally and do not compete with local pets.

Animals are pulled primarily from municipal or county shelters, quarantined, assessed medically and behaviorally, altered, provided with basic and other necessary vetting and placed in foster homes. Fostered animals are then made available for adoption to the public and are placed in appropriate, screened and contracted permanent homes.

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 animal adoptions

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Animal adoptions were affected both positively and ultimately negatively by Covid-19. As of 2023, this metric is increasing.

Number of volunteers

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, Inc. aims to alleviate the suffering of abandoned shelter animals by rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming them within our community.

We are proudly foster-based, meaning our animals live in homes, not shelters. This differentiates us and allows us to more thoroughly get to know our animals, ensuring they are matched with suitable, screened adoptive homes which meet our high standards.

As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of all of our animals and to reduce pet overpopulation in our community, every pet is spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

We work in two metro areas (New York City and Cincinnati, OH ) and offer WEEKLY adoption events in partnership with our local Petsmart and Petco stores. Our dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to recruit fosters, promote adoption and evaluate applicants to ensure the very best for the animals in our care.

Louie's Legacy has a network of several hundred foster homes, a full time leadership staff and a hundreds of volunteers who help in every aspect of care from pet transportation, medical, office management, marketing, development and grant management, fundraising and weekly adoption events.

Louie's Legacy has saved over 10,000 pets since we began our work in 2009. We experienced tremendous growth in the past over year, saving over 2,000 pets in 2017 alone. Next, Louie's Legacy strives develop a comprehensive strategic plan as the foundation for continued growth and sustainability into the future.

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 and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    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?

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

Financials

LOUIES LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9.68

Average of 23.40 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.5

Average of 4.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

15%

Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

LOUIES LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LOUIES LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $98,344 $212,110 $83,235 $92,662 -$112,151
As % of expenses 12.5% 24.5% 6.1% 7.2% -9.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $96,651 $201,889 $74,665 $84,231 -$117,766
As % of expenses 12.2% 23.0% 5.5% 6.5% -10.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $887,290 $1,077,883 $1,440,353 $1,383,526 $1,048,580
Total revenue, % change over prior year 26.0% 21.5% 33.6% -3.9% -24.2%
Program services revenue 81.2% 67.5% 66.5% 58.7% 64.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
All other grants and contributions 18.8% 32.5% 33.5% 41.3% 34.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $788,946 $865,773 $1,357,118 $1,290,864 $1,160,731
Total expenses, % change over prior year 19.7% 9.7% 56.8% -4.9% -10.1%
Personnel 18.2% 32.7% 31.7% 36.0% 47.2%
Professional fees 80.6% 65.3% 66.5% 64.0% 39.4%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 1.2% 2.0% 1.8% 0.0% 9.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $790,639 $875,994 $1,365,688 $1,299,295 $1,166,346
One month of savings $65,746 $72,148 $113,093 $107,572 $96,728
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $20,364 $10,798 $9,400 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $876,749 $958,940 $1,488,181 $1,406,867 $1,263,074

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.6 6.9 5.4 6.4 6.5
Months of cash and investments 4.6 6.9 5.4 6.4 6.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.7 7.1 5.2 6.3 5.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $302,647 $495,112 $611,232 $685,304 $630,332
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $12,018 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $32,630 $42,367 $41,622 $41,622 $41,622
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 39.7% 52.2% 49.4% 69.6% 99.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.6% 5.2% 2.1% 10.2%
Unrestricted net assets $327,896 $529,785 $604,450 $688,681 $570,913
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $327,896 $529,785 $604,450 $688,681 $570,913

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Emily Gear

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

LOUIES LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 11/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Emily Gear

Emily T Gear

Founder of Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Jamie Schoger

Belcan Corporation

Carol Locey

Hubert Company

Justine Meyer

CET

Heather Hawkins

Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP

Stephanie Cable

TLC Pet Care

Megan Rossi

Moral Kings

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 ? 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? Yes
  • 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 11/1/2023

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/01/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.