ADOPT A RESCUED FRIEND INC

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aka AARF Houston   |   Houston, TX   |  www.aarfhouston.org

Mission

Adopt A Rescued Friend Inc (AARF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no kill, all breed organization. Our Mission at AARF is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home companion animals with families who are ready for a lifetime commitment. We foster in our homes and depend solely upon donations from the public for support. All of our officers, directors and fosters are unpaid volunteers. The only compensation we receive is the knowledge that we are making a difference. Serving South Texas

Ruling year info

2009

Director

Norma Handleson

Director

Cindy R Fitzgerald

Main address

PO Box 62736

Houston, TX 77205 USA

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EIN

26-2538874

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Rescue, Rehabilitate & Re-home Rescue Dogs

We accept dogs/puppies that have been found by the public, picked up by animal control, dropped of at high kill shelters or, owner surrenders. We provide needed health care and appropriate socialization including professional training if needed.

Our volunteers care for them until a forever family is found.

Population(s) Served

Level, fence and cross fence 1 1/2 acres of donated land to increase the number of dogs we can rescue and rehabilitate at one time.

Population(s) Served

We provide Spay/Neuter and Rabies to local residence who cannot afford to pay for this service otherwise. Limited to special requests

Population(s) Served

We are in needs of a Transportation Van to service our foster animals. Transportation is needed to and from adoption venue, veterinary appointments, and to forever homes.

Population(s) Served

We see more and more often animals that are returned because they were not properly socialized. We would like to be able to send every behavioral problem to a qualified/Certified trainer

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our Goals are to:

1. Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome as many of Houston's unwanted and homeless dogs and puppies as possible.

2. Community Outreach: Establish a local Spay/Neuter/vaccination program that allows us to care for low income families and elderly citizens. This will allow them to keep their dogs healthy and at home.

3. Educate: Communicate the importance of Spay/Neuter to reduce future generations of homeless animals.

We will continue to focus on homeless animals to insure that they are provided proper care and medical treatments. Providing foster care until their forever family finds them.

We will seek out corporate assistance and grants to build necessary funds to insure that our program will be successful. As, we partner with a local veterinary willing to assist with our goals.

Identifying need based upon application and approval and issuing control vouchers to make sure that the surgery takes place.

We have reorganized the Rescue group to add layers of management and localized support allowing the board to focus on more strategic goals of the business. We have donors who have expressed an interest in assisting as well as help with designing our programs.

In 2014 we grew the rescue from 33 volunteers to over 120 . Our focus remains on the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming the homeless animals of Houston.

Refined our management team and levels of authority

Identified sponsors and partners

We have yet to establish contracts and build budgets and set metrics for accomplishment.

Financials

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Board of directors
as of 8/20/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Norma Handleson

No Affiliation

Term: 2008 -


Board co-chair

Cindy Fitzgerald

Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc.

Term: 2013 -

Norma Handleson

Cindy Fitzgerald

MIcki Daignault

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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