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CHERISHED COCKERS INC

It takes a village to rescue dogs

aka Cherished Cockers Rescue   |   Mentor, OH   |  www.cherishedcockers.org
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CHERISHED COCKERS INC

EIN: 35-2214932


Mission

Cherished Cockers Inc. is an Ohio based, all volunteer group of Cocker Spaniel lovers who help Cockers Spaniels receive the lives that they deserve. We are funded by donations and fund raising events which goes directly to helping the Cocker Spaniels that have been rescued by Cherished Cockers Rescue. Cherished Cockers and our volunteers are dedicated to rescuing, whenever possible abandoned, abused, displaced, injured, and surrendered Cocker Spaniels regardless of location, age or physical condition. We then provide them with veterinary care and eventual placement in forever homes where they will be treated as family and receive the love that they deserve. We are active in shutting down puppy mills and finding forever homes for the rescued dogs.

Notes from the nonprofit

Please adopt dogs do not buy from backyard breeders and puppy stores.

Ruling year info

2005

President

Mrs. Christine Bacon

Treasurer

Mr. Dennis Bacon

Main address

8216 Rushton Dr

Mentor, OH 44060 USA

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EIN

35-2214932

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Adults

Families

NTEE code info

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

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The overpopulation of dogs caused by puppy mills

Our programs

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

Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Rescuing Abandoned and Neglected Cocker Spaniels

Placing them in suitable foster homes

Providing training to place them in the community

Providing necessary veterinary care

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

We have joined the puppy mill rescue team to take dogs who have had minimal human contact from breeders and find them loving homes

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Awards

2013 Approved Rescue Award 2013

Adopt A Pet

2015 Approved Cocker Spaniel Rescue 2015

Adopt A Pet

2019 Cocker Approved Rescue 2019

Adopt A Pet

2021 Cocker Approved Rescue 2022

Adopt A Pet

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau 2009

Puppy Mill Rescue Team 2018

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
Population(s) Served

Families

Related Program

Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We rescued from shelters and owner surrenders rehabilitated, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered all of the Cocker Spaniels before finding them forever homes.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Adults, Families

Related Program

Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

41 dogs were placed in forever homes and 1 is still being worked with on aggression issues All of this was accomplished even with covid restrictions

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.

Our goal is to rescue and re-home as many Cocker Spaniels as possible from shelters, backyard breeders and owner surrenders. To teach the public about the need for spay and neuter programs. To shut down puppy mills and educate the public on adopting instead of buying pets. We are also using social media to educate the public on responsible pet ownership.

Raising the funds to pull and rescue dogs and acquiring foster homes as needed. Using social media, face book, twitter, website, etc. to connect with the public and raise awareness of the existence of puppy mills and backyard breeders and educate them on ways to shut them down. Coordinating fundraisers and donations to enable us to continue our mission. Working with other rescues and the Puppy Mill Rescue Team to shut down puppy mills

All of our volunteers have access to our face book page to post relevant information pertaining to backyard breeders, puppy mills, illnesses and any pertinent information that will help the public become responsible pet owners.

Progress is slower than we would like but we are limited by funding. As our supporter base grows we are able to take in more needy dogs and rehabilitate them and place them in forever loving homes. We are also rescuing dogs from Korean meat markets by collaborating with rescue groups there. We have successfully rescued 5 dogs so far this year from Korea. We have teamed up with the puppy mill rescue team to get more dogs rescued from puppy mills.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Everyone

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Developed an in kind donation program for individuals who have no money but time and a caring heart for the dogs

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

CHERISHED COCKERS INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Mrs. Christine Bacon

My love of cocker spaniels began when I was a small child and our neighbor had a buff colored cocker named Snickers. I had the daily job of walking Snickers for a small weekly fee, he was the best dog, I loved him as if he were my own, and I looked forward to our time together in the mornings and after school. After about a year of fostering for Adopt-A-Luv, I began to look for a cocker rescue group, because I knew my real love was the cocker spaniel breed. I searched the internet, and found Cherished Cockers, and Cathy Haynes, the President of the Rescue at that time. Cathy taught me a lot about the world of cocker rescue, and I will always consider her to be my mentor in rescue. I was with Cherished Cockers for about a year, when Cathy asked me if I would be interested in running the organization and I decided to give it a try. I now know that it was meant to be, and I do not regret my decision to take over

Treasurer

Dennis Bacon

As the owner of DIR Consulting we spent many hours donating time to disabled veterans and DD individuals to get them everything they deserved. We built the website and connected Cherished Cockers to social media sites. As Cherished Cockers grew my wife decided to take it over as the president because the owner did not have the time to devote to it. We started building our foster base and rescuing more dogs because of the generosity of our donors. We love the fact that we are able to take puppy mill dogs and find them a forever home where they can feel love for the first time in their lives.

CHERISHED COCKERS INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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CHERISHED COCKERS INC

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
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Board co-chair

Christine Bacon

Geauga County Dept on Aging

Term: 2009 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Dennis Bacon

Retired

Term: 2009 -

Christine Bacon

Geauga County

Dennis Bacon

Retired

Kellee Ertl

Compatible Canines

Rebecca Wonner

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? 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 2/1/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/01/2021

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Data
  • 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 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.