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The Underdog Railroad

Riding To The Rescue

aka Underdog Railroad Transport   |   Thornton, CA   |  https://www.underdograilroadtransport.org/
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The Underdog Railroad

EIN: 82-4984896


Mission

The Underdog Railroad is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer based transport & rescue dedicated to transporting dogs from over crowded shelters & those at risk of going to a shelter to receiving shelters & rescues in areas that have room to care for them.

Ruling year info

2018

President/Founder

Cara Kinzel

Vice President/Co-Founder

Gary Federico

Main address

P.O. Box 858

Thornton, CA 95686 USA

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EIN

82-4984896

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-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Rescue Transport

The Underdog Railroad is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer based transport & rescue dedicated to transporting dogs from over crowded shelters & those at risk of going to a shelter to receiving shelters & rescues in areas that have room to care for them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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The Underdog Railroads mission is dedicated to transporting dogs from overcrowded shelters & those at risk of going to a shelter to receiving partners in areas that have room to care for them. Our Volunteers evaluate shelter pets, network for rescue and transport them to the destination. Since The Underdog Railroad was established in 2017, we have expanded our transport network to include Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah & Colorado. We have a strong history of transport. From 2017-2023, we transported 4164 animals.

Our Volunteers evaluate shelter pets, network for rescue and transport them to the destination. At this time, we are utilizing City of Stockton Animal Shelter transport vans, rented vans & volunteer vehicles for transports. All donated funds go directly to caring for & transporting rescue animals. Board members do not receive compensation.

Financials

The Underdog Railroad

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Underdog Railroad

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $32,064
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $517
Total Revenue $32,582
Expenses
Program Services $29,242
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $29,242

The Underdog Railroad

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $27,008
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $27,008

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President/Founder

Cara Kinzel

The Underdog Railroad is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer based transport & rescue dedicated to transporting dogs from over crowded shelters & those at risk of going to a shelter to receiving shelters & rescues in areas that have room to care for them.

Vice President/Co-Founder

Gary Federico

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

The Underdog Railroad

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Cara Kinzel

The Underdog Railroad

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Gary Federico

The Underdog Railroad

Term: 2017 -

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes