Animal related

Critter Camp

  • German Valley, IL
  • www.crittercamp.org

Mission Statement

Critter Camp is truly unique as it is virtually the only licensed, 501c3 nonprofit  shelter of its kind that accepts the wide variety of unwanted pets that we do. These animals previoulsy had nowhere else to go and usually were put down or let go into the wild where they faced certain death as they are domesticated, not wild or native species. We also provide educational hands-on tours of our facility for people to learn about the animals and their unique care and what to know before they get any type of pet. The tours help to support the animals' care and provide public awareness of pet care issues.

Main Programs

  1. Sanctuary
  2. Education

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Although we are located in Northwest IL ( about 2 hours west of Chicago,) we haven taken in animals from as far away as Texas, Florida and Nebraska, and we will accept animals from anywhere in the entire US. We have also have visitors come take our tour from as far away as Texas, Canada, Australia, and even Ethiopia!We raise funds internationally, since Critter Camp is the only exotic pet sanctuary of its kind- anywhere! We have received donations from New Zealand, Australia and Singapore for example.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Ms. Beth Randall

Keywords

Self-reported

pet,animal,welfare,rescue,shelter,sanctuary,haven,safe,rabbit,ferret,

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EIN

20-4170986

 Number

6736906278

Physical Address

824 Church St.

German Valley, 61039

Also Known As

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Other Services (D60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Critter Camp saves thousands of pets from untimely death and provides a caring home for the rest of their natural lives. We also provide pet care information to thousands of people each year, helping them to make better pet choices and take better care of the animals they have.

Programs

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

Program 1

Sanctuary

Critter Camp is a 100% no-kill volunteer operated USDA & ILDA licensed sanctuary caring for over 250 abandoned pets comprised of 30 different species as of November, 2008. These animals are not able to be adopted out as they have been mistreated and are not rehabilitative, or are ill or elderly. We provide those animals a loving safe forever home. We are offering a Lasting Legacy to any individual, group or business that donates the $199,000. needed to begin building a stand alone sanctuary to house 600+ homeless exotic pets. We will name the facility after such a donor. Rooms may be dedicated to donors for $5,000 each as well. The facility will also be built to utilize passive and active solar power as well as wind generated electricity in order to lessen our carbon footprint and to keep operting expnenses to a minimum. With visitors from Chicago, Iowa, Missourri, Wisconsin, Canada, and even Ethiopia already coming to tour Critter Camp, we are certain a larger facility will bring a vast increase in tourist activity to this area. About a dozen jobs will also be created with the sanctuary facility.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

40,000

Program 2

Education

Teach the public about the specific care needs of small an exotic pets.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$0.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    rescue more animals and educate more people
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    make sure kill shelters know which animals we can accept and promote our educational opportunities
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    we are currently able to care for an average of 300 animals and educate 1000 people a year
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    keep track of numbers of animals saved and people educated
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    we have taken in over 100 animals and educated several hundred people so far this year and are on track to meet our goals
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Although we are located in Northwest IL ( about 2 hours west of Chicago,) we haven taken in animals from as far away as Texas, Florida and Nebraska, and we will accept animals from anywhere in the entire US. We have also have visitors come take our tour from as far away as Texas, Canada, Australia, and even Ethiopia!We raise funds internationally, since Critter Camp is the only exotic pet sanctuary of its kind- anywhere! We have received donations from New Zealand, Australia and Singapore for example.

Additional Documents

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Funding Needs

Ongoing care of the animals, veterinarian bills.

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Operations

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Critter Camp

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Beth Randall

BIO

Dedicated to the welfare of all of the animals. Truly enjoys spending everyday caring for them all.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms Beth R Randall

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2005 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
we have dozens of one time volunteers that are of all ages and races and income levels, our ongoing volunteers and board are reflected in the above data