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West Alabama Rescue

Eldridge, AL   |  Www.westalabamarescue.org
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West Alabama Rescue

EIN: 88-3852443


Mission

Our animal welfare organization is dedicated to caring for and promoting the rights of animals through numerous initiatives. Our main goal is to educate and improve the lives of animals, through rescue, aiding owners so they may keep their animals through hard times, and advocating for an end to unjust Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) bans. We take reports of hoarding, puppy mills, neglect and abuse and investigate those and work where needed with local law enforcement agencies to make sure those who break the law while abusing animals are brought to justice.

Notes from the nonprofit

We aren't just another save a stray and send it away rescue. Yes we do partner with other rescues to move dogs and cats, but that isn't our main focus. We want to focus more on the problem leading to stray and abandoned dogs and cats. Spay and neuter clinics in areas highly ignored or under served, and a large focus on aiding families with pet costs during times of struggle to prevent the signing over of a beloved pet to a rescue or shelter simply because they can't afford high vet costs. If we can aide in something as small as food, meds or spay or neuter to keep a pet in the home it's better for everyone and less stressful on the animal.

Ruling year info

2022

Founder

Dana Black

Main address

51089 Alabama 13 |Eldridge Al 35554

Eldridge, AL 35554 USA

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EIN

88-3852443

Subject area info

Medical support services

Food aid

Animal welfare

Population served info

Low-income people

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.

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We will be pushing our "helping animals and people" initiative. We will be going into low-income communities to Aide with food, vaccinations, spay/neuter and general preventative care.

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?

Pets at Home

Helping low income and struggling families with food and supplies so that their pets can stay with the families who love them.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people

We do standard rescues, and also partner with other rescues
On larger hoarding, puppy mill and neglect cases.
We work with local law enforcement in various jurisdictions
To ensure all animals are safely removed and placed in safe
Rescues, animals which need to be held as evidence are placed
In foster homes.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Petco Love 2023

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 rehabilitated

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

Pets at Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals rehomed

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

Rescue/Protection

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals euthanized

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals rescued

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

Rescue/Protection

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals vaccinated

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

Pets at Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs in hospice care

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

Rescue/Protection

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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

Rescue/Protection

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services

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

Pets at Home

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

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

Rescue/Protection

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of bags of pet food distributed to households

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

Pets at Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Keeping animals healthy and in the homes with their owners, low-income families shouldn't have to surrender their beloved pet due to hardships.

We will be holding pop up vaccination events in low-income communities.
Aiding in pet food.
Spay/neuter program

We have partnered with Petco Love for the vaccination events.

Food and Spay/neuter programs fully funded through donors and events.

We have partnered and handled multiple hoarding cases, three, puppy mill cases, several neglect cases. We have also began our community outreach through vaccinations and food and general pet Owner assistance.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

West Alabama Rescue

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

West Alabama Rescue

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $6,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $1,500
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $8,000
Expenses
Program Services $3,421
Administration $223
Fundraising $376
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $6,000

West Alabama Rescue

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $4,001
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $3,465
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $1,368

Operations

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

Founder

Dana Black

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

West Alabama Rescue

Board of directors
as of 03/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Dana Black

West Alabama Rescue

Jennifer Baumgartner

Tammy Brashier

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 ? 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? Yes
  • 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 2/1/2023

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/18/2022

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.
Policies and processes
  • 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.