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The Big Hair Ball

The Big Hair Ball Saturday, June 18th, 2011!

My pleasure and honor to help Angels Among Us Pet Rescue announce The Big Hair Ball.

Country Club of the South
4100 Old Alabama Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

Cocktail hour and silent auction 6:00 to 7:00 followed by dinner and dancing to all of your favorite 80’s tunes! *80’s Attire Ball and Black Tie Optional

Get your tickets today!
Reservation(s) will be held at door.
Please list names of attendee(s) if different from PayPal account holder.
About Our Organization

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer-based organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in north Georgia. We operate through a network of foster homes in the north metro Atlanta area. Our efforts are funded by tax-deductible contributions from compassionate people and organizations who care and want to help make a difference… one pet at a time.

ANGELS AMONG US PET RESCUE, INC.
PO BOX 821
ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

Fax: (877) 969-8669

Email: info@angelsrescue.org

Website: angelsrescue.org

Traffic Report
Traffic on our Facebook page, website and Petfinder helps to provide fosters, funding, and visibility enabling Angels Among Us Pet Rescue to rescue and find loving homes for these furry babies.

March month-end rescue stats:

  • 110 active foster homes
  • 188 adoptable pets
  • 896 total pets adopted*
  • 1,084 total pets rescued*
  • 82 pets adopted in March
  • 81 pets rescued in March

Website March stats:

  • 18,228 page views
  • 4,232 unique visitors
  • 26 countries visiting

Facebook March stats:

  • 10,797 Facebook fans
  • 2,081,563 March post views

Petfinder March stats:

  • 79,391 March pet views

*includes an estimated 50 pets not on Petfinder

May 26, 2011 at 8:41 am

Navigating your donations thru the maze

Helping those who need the help, here is a website I have used to help me with the decision to help support an animal cause. Today our economy… there are hardships just around the corner- I know friends who have lost thier homes, given the beloved pets to rescue organization, and currently in California the price for hay is reaching over the $20.00 for 1 bale. I am deeply concerned…. so to help my readers, family and friends with their hard earned dollar… the little extra in our pockets where we can help “pay forward”

In April 2010, Charity Navigator, which calls itself the country’s “largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities… it’s easy to search for that non-profit and see where the money is being spent. The ratio of admin cost to actual animal support, ie FOOD, transport, shelters, medical………..

 

Find a Charity You Can Trust

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America’s largest charities.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/

May 23, 2011 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

Chip in or Skip out

Where are your donations going?

Most recently in the news and on Facebook reports of FAKE charities announcing to provide support for Patrick. Patrick was starved and placed in a plastic bag, thrown down the garage shoot only to be discovered by a good Samaritan.. and now  Patrick is making an amazing recovery and has moved the world. Yet in all the good will to financial help support the cost of recovery, there is exploitation of animals lovers. Not knowing those donation have gone to fake non-profits, the organization is not registered with their respective states nor with the IRS.

So how do you check to make sure your hard-earned money is going to the registered 501 (c) (3) of your choice?
IRS has a search for Charities: http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=96136,00.html 
“Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. This online version is offered to help you conduct a more efficient search of these organizations.”

Here is a consumer’s opportunity to exercise, you may verify an organization’s tax-exempt status and eligibility to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions by asking to see an organization’s IRS letter recognizing it as tax-exempt. You may also confirm an organization’s status by calling the IRS (toll-free) at 1-877-829-5500.

Now if your know the non-profit to be real, no worries. What about all those others? How do you know? First check with your State Secratary, if your live in Connecticut, then go directly to the IRS link to confirm remember you can ask the animal organization directly or talk with the IRS http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=96136,00.html

May 20, 2011 at 9:05 am 1 comment

I want to donate but to whom? Confirming a 501 (c)(3)….

Over the past several years, we have donated to natural disasters and supporting organizations, animal rescue groups around the world.  Americans have a big heart to help those in need, I am amazed at the dollars received and reported in the news.

The information concerning NON-Profits needs to be taken in small bits, so several posting will come your way, including how to start and register, what a non-profit should have on their website including Facebook, handling employees and lobbing, and how to stay exempt.

Here is the first of the series to help consumers share their dollars wisely.

Most recently in the news and on Facebook reports of FAKE charities announcing to provide support for Patrick. Patrick was starved and placed in a plastic bag, thrown down the garage shoot only to be discovered by a good Samaritan.. and now  Patrick is making an amazing recovery and has moved the world. Yet in all the good will to financial help support the cost of recovery, there is exploitation of animals lovers. Not knowing those donation have gone to fake non-profits, the organization is not registered with their respective states nor with the IRS.

So how do you check to make sure your hard-earned money is going to the registered 501 (c) (3) of your choice?
IRS has a search for Charities: http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=96136,00.html 
“Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. This online version is offered to help you conduct a more efficient search of these organizations.”

Here is a consumer’s opportunity to exercise, you may verify an organization’s tax-exempt status and eligibility to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions by asking to see an organization’s IRS letter recognizing it as tax-exempt. You may also confirm an organization’s status by calling the IRS (toll-free) at 1-877-829-5500.

In the spirit of  ‘ Paying Forward’ the delight of sharing and supporting an animal rescue fundraiser and the opportunity to blog on their behalf  is the mission Darby’s Story and More. Through the pages of the book inspires pet adoption. 

This past year several books have been donated, and sometimes I have to admit, I did not check with the State Secretary or the IRS to see if the non-for profit status was active or revoked. So here is my homework and I hope this helps you with your quest to help nonprofit animal rescues or any organization. 

In the past I have announced three animal recue groups received Darby’s Story Book.

Top Paws Rescue, registered in Florida, received a Darby’s Story Book for their Fundraiser Top Paw Rescue Florida filing status To find more nonprofit animal organizations here the search link http://sunbiz.org/search.html

Angel Among Us, registered in Georgia, was other nonprofit receiving Darby’s Story  http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/Corp.asp?1551200

Opin, a Connecticut non-profit organization, now the state does not require filing with the Secretary so the information is on the IRS website here is the link OPIN Inc IRS status . This took the most time to discover, the search required finding the key words, E – number permit, go figure….Connecticut no longer issues exemption permits but accepts for proof of exemption a copy of the Federal Determination Letter or a Connecticut Exemption Permit (E-Number Permit) issued prior to 1995. http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1541&q=270818

Each State has a website, and the Secratary post the information to file a non-profit and the current status, will take some time to get use to your States website, however it all worth it.

Happy Days, wish everyone a wagging good day ~ Martha

What about those Chip-In? Stay tune, there is more about those and how to check if the cause is real or bogus.

May 3, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Supporting Pets For Patriots

Pets For Patriots is truly an incredible organization supporting veterans and adoptable dogs. A network supporting the mission to find adoptable pets to fill the hearts for Veterans. To share this day I Wear Your Shirt is celebrating this Saturday, go to this link and share the celebration with Pets For Patriots iwearyourshirt.com

I am a proud mother of a Marine. In the book of Darby’sStory, I share the experience of letting go and watching my son grow into a man.  One day my son may need this compassionate organization. Need I say more….

PETS FOR PATRIOTS AND THE TODAY SHOW!

Pets for Patriots is a non-for-profit organization with a vision to end animal homelessness by supporting the permanent adoption of at-risk shelter pets with every available, able and willing military family. Pets for Patriots connects adult and other at-risk shelter pets with U.S. veterans, wounded warriors and service members.

What sets Pets for Patriots apart from other organizations is that once veterans adopt an eligible pet, Pets for Patriots provides them with access to ongoing, reduced cost veterinary care and direct financial assistance to make pet ownership achievable and affordable. Pets for Patriots doesn’t accept private donations of animals for veterans and they only work with specific shelter partners.

As with any non-profit organization they can use your help. You can Adopt a Patriot to help make the purchase of pet food, supplies, toys and other basics more affordable for their veterans and service members. Or you can Adopt a Shelter to help fund their Kennel Tag program, which provides laminated, reusable tags that are attached to kennels of Pets for Patriots eligible pets, to increase their visibility in the shelter and their chance to be adopted. Don’t forget, any donation made to Pets for Patriots is tax deductible and helping our veterans find a loving companion is the least we can do.

Pets for Patriots is our first non-profit organization to win a free day on IWYS. If you’re a non-profit or charitable organization you can win one of the remaining 10 free days by submitting your organization here.

February 26, 2011 at 11:39 am Leave a comment


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