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St Francis Animal Rescue

  • Forest Lake, MN
  • http://www.stfrananimal.org/

Mission Statement

St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of unclaimed dogs and cats from local impound facilities before they are euthanized. Our philosophy is that every life is important. We take in animals that are old, of mixed breeds, in poor health, as well as those that are young, purebreds, and healthy. We work to relieve the pet overpopulation problem by spaying and neutering all companion animals before adoption. We also work to help educate the public on animal welfare.

Main Programs

  1. Foster Parent Program
  2. Spay/Neuter program
  3. Adoption Day Program
  4. Microchip Identification Program

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service areas

Minnesota

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Areas Served Narrative

Focus is on Minnesota and the five state area

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ruling year

2002

Principal Officer since 2005

Ms. Pamela Bridger

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Keywords

animal rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, pets, spay, neuter, animal foster

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EIN

41-2006052

 Number

8515190709

Also Known As

St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue, SFAR, SFAAR

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs

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Program 1

Foster Parent Program

SFAAR defines foster care as providing a temporary home, and care, for a newly rescued animal until a permanent home is found.

Many of the animals in our program come to us with a sad history. They have suffered from abuse or neglect, lived as a stray without food and shelter or have suffered a serious injury. Rather than place these animals in a shelter situation and cause them additional stress, we place our animals in an appropriate, loving foster home until they are ready for adoption.

The role of the foster parent is to provide socialization and loving companionship, as well as to provide input that will help us match the animal with a permanent home. SFAAR strives to rehabilitate and save as many animals as reasonably possible. However, it is important to note, that the foster home program is not intended to warehouse animals, or to be a means of a trial adoption.

Our foster home volunteers provide an essential service to animals in need, and have a direct impact on the number of animals we who are able to give a second chance at finding a permanent home.

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Animal-Related

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Population Served

Adults

Program 2

Spay/Neuter program

The number of healthy dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies that are euthanized each day in the United States is staggering. Although estimates vary the general consensus is that 3 to 6 million pets are euthanized every year. Many of the pets euthanized are the result of unwanted, unplanned litters that could have been prevented through sterilization. SFAAR has implemented an aggressive spay/neuter program for all companion animals that enter our program. By spaying and neutering all of our animals before they are adopted, SFAAR plays an important role in reducing the numbers of unwanted dogs and cats in our community. No animal may be adopted from SFAAR until it is spayed/neutered.

Education is also an essential part of fighting the overpopulation problem. Unless people know the facts about pet overpopulation and sterilization they are not likely to do anything about the problem. Our organization is dedicated to informing the public of the benefits of having your pet spayed/neutered. Information on why you should have your pet altered is included in our adoption packets and made available at each of our adoption day events.

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Program 3

Adoption Day Program

As a home foster based organization SFAAR relies heavily on mobile Adoption Days to find new, permanent homes for the animals in our program. At an Adoption Day, SFAAR volunteers are assigned one of the animals in our program to introduce to the public. The volunteer offers information about their animal and answers any questions a prospective adopter may have. The volunteer also offers the prospective adopter an opportunity to interact with the animal to help them decide if that is the one they would like to adopt.

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Population Served

Adults

Program 4

Microchip Identification Program

According to the Humane Society of the United States, only 5% of dogs and cats picked up by animal control are reunited with their owners. Having a pet microchipped is a valuable tool in reuniting a lost pet with its owner and preventing it from being euthanized. Every dog and puppy that enters the SFAAR program is microchipped before it is adopted. Due to the cost we do not microchip cats at this time.

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Animal-Related

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service areas

Minnesota

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Areas Served Narrative

Focus is on Minnesota and the five state area

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St Francis Animal Rescue

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Principal Officer

Ms. Pamela Bridger

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BOARD CHAIR

Pam Bridger

St. Francis Animal Rescue

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