Reborn Animal Rescue Inc

Torrington, CT   |

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Reborn Animal Rescue Inc

EIN: 85-0688995


We work hard to provide a better life for adoptable companion animals without homes and place them in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing an animal into their homes and lives.\n\nAnimals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and placed in loving foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist animals in need without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, animals in the greatest need take priority.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are currently gearing up to launch a capital campaign that will assist us with building a facility and launching our new program "Pawsitive Haven: Finding Strength Together, Mental Health Support for Pet Owners". More information can be found on our website at

Ruling year info


President & Executive Director

Melissa Spitz

Main address

285 Devaux Rd

Torrington, CT 06790 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info


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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Helping animals who lose their homes due to owner surrender, rescuing from shelters or homelessness in the State of CT - alot of rescues pull animals from down south and transport them to CT only to leave CT animals sitting in shelters and no place to go.\n\nWe identify animals in need in the State of CT only, transport them to safety, rehab them if needed and place in permanent safe, loving homes.

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?

Foster Program

A program that allows us to put animals in a home environment while they wait for their forever homes, this allows for better adoption rates as animals are acclimated to a home environment and we can learn more about each individual animal.

Population(s) Served

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

No intakes due to lack of space and fosters since early 2021. We are currently gearing up to start a capital campaign to build a facility.

Number of animals rescued

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Context Notes

No current intakes due to lack of space and difficulty finding foster homes. We are gearing up to start a capital campaign to build a physical facility.

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.

To focus on the animal population that is in need in the State of Connecticut and to identify those animals and get them into loving, safe permanent homes.

Working with animal control officers in the State as well as other local shelters and rescues, build a foster home system where we can support the number of animals who need a safe space prior to adoption and thorough screenings prior to adoption to ensure a proper, safe, loving home for each animal.

The need is already very apparent and there is no shortage of individuals reaching out with animals who need our help. We are working on building our foster network so we can adequately assist all these animals in need, our President and staff are very passionate about helping animals in need with the highest quality of care and placement.

We currently have 2 cats in our rescue, working on building our foster network as we are a brand new rescue, once we have foster homes we are able to save more animals and get them adopted into loving homes!

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently


Reborn Animal Rescue Inc

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Reborn Animal Rescue Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $16
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $16
Program Services $100
Administration $100
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $100

Reborn Animal Rescue Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $589
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $589


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

President & Executive Director

Melissa Spitz

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Reborn Animal Rescue Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Melissa Spitz

Crystal Tremblay

Kathleen Beecher

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/3/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/13/2020

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

  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.