Animal related

Agape Animal Rescue

  • Nashville, TN
  • www.agaperescue.org

Mission Statement

Agape Animal Rescue is dedicated to finding forever homes for rescued or displaced dogs while instructing the public to be responsible pet owners.

Main Programs

  1. Foster Care Training Program
  2. Adoption
  3. Foster Home Program

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ruling year

2005

chief executive for fy 2004

Ms. Tanya Willis

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Keywords

DAVIDSON RUTHERFORD WILLIAMSON WILSON MONTGOMERY HICKMAN animal welfare, animal rehabilitation, animal rescue, community outreach

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EIN

84-1650678

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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.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

In the most recent year, we have implemented our first annual campaign drive, raising approximately $25,000. We have our highest number of adoptions at 106. We participated in 2 major Middle Tennessee dog busts in associated with Animal Rescue Corp, one a dog fighting ring. We brought in 47 dogs from the busts. We are coming to the aid of the community more and more by giving out dog food and taking in more owner surrenders. Agape has an enhanced a dog training program for foster dogs that resulted in almost a zero return rate, meaning almost no dogs come back to our program once adopted. The dog training program includes sending some of our harder-to-adopt dogs to professional one-on-one training classes, which is why these dogs ultimately got adopted. We provide our foster parents with continuing education and pet emergency training to ensure that their knowledge remain cutting edge.

Programs

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

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Program 1

Foster Care Training Program

Through our foster care training program, we strive to provide the dogs in our care with more than just a safe temporary home. Our goal is to teach them good house manners and basic obedience skills, including how to walk nicely on a leash. Depending on how long our dogs are in foster care, they will have learned basic commands like SIT, STAY, DOWN, SIT TO PET, SAY HI, and more. Each adoptive family is supplied with materials to make sure the dogs transition is stress free and a positive experience. These items include: list of vocabulary words, guide to living with dogs and kids, guides to living with a new dog in general.

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Animal-Related

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Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Adoption

All dogs available for adoption have been fully vetted including vaccinations, spay/neuter, tested for heartworms and either treated or started on prevention, and are current on flea/tick prevention. All adoption fees are $200.00 To adopt one of our dogs a family must fill out an application, pass a home inspection and vet reference, and sign a contract.

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Program 3

Foster Home Program

Agape dogs are taken care of by a network of foster homes, where dedicated foster parents care for and nurture the dog until he/she can be placed in their forever homes. We are always looking for people who can care for our dogs as if they are a personal pet. Our foster parents are expected to monitor a dog's behavior while assisting him/her with training and any medical or emotional rehabilitation that may be needed. We offer periodic group training classes and many resources for continuing education to all foster parents. While the organization is financially responsible for the dogs in the program, the foster parents provide a caring heart loving home.

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Animal-Related

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We have long and short term goals for the organization which include enhancing our adoption program, saving more lives, and expanding our reach in Middle Tennessee to lower the number of dogs euthanized in our communities.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    In order to achieve our goals we are actively network and collaborating with individuals and other organizations in the community to accomplish great things for our pet community!
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have been fortunate to receive so much support from the community. It is because of our supporters that we are fully capable of achieving our goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We are continuously evaluating the effectiveness of our program so we are able to quickly make enhancements when needed to insure we continue to make progress toward our goals.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We continue to make progress toward our organizational goals thanks to our amazing supporters in Middle TN and beyond!

Funding Needs

1. foster homes. Estimated cost $7,490.00 2. money for dog training. Estimated cost $2,750.003. volunteer manager software. Estimated cost $10,000.004. veterinary care. Estimated cost $5,2005. food and supplies.

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Agape Animal Rescue

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Tanya Willis

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"As director of Agape, I have a specific vision regarding the future of the organization. We hope to establish an education facility that includes training space, meet and greet areas, and general office space. We are unique in nature because of our specialized one-on-one foster parent and dog training programs. We provide a network of resources, continuing education, and general support that is not always present in the animal rescue/welfare community. We will continue to expand our efforts through Middle Tennessee in hopes of lowering the number of dogs euthanized in the local county shelters. We will do this by increasing the number of dogs in fabulous forever homes who have been advantageously placed with quality homes. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Tanya Willis

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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