Rescue Myth vs. Fact: 501(c)(3) is the “Gold Standard” in animal rescue

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: 501(c)(3) is the “Gold Standard” in animal rescue

Ah the gold standard of animal rescue and apparently the way to tell the good animal rescues from the bad.  Checking to see if they are a 501(c)(3) approved IRS Public Charity.  You’ll see this stated on many a rescue site, shelter site and all sorts of other non-profit entities looking to garner your generous contributions.  “IRS approved 501(c)(3).”  But before you open your wallet thinking that those are the only ‘good’ animal rescue organizations, let us provide you with some additional perspective. Fact: 501(c)(3) defines taxability, not reputability.  Somewhere along the way, the 501(c)(3) moniker became the seal of approval […]

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Donate a day’s wages to charity day – May 9

Donate a day’s wages to charity day – May 9

Today you can donate 1/365th of your salary to an animal rescue There’s not a lot going on between Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day so that’s why we’re excited to give a big shout out and celebration to National Donate A Day’s Wages to Charity Day. That’s right, today is the day you calculate your daily wage and then pay-it-forward by donating 1/365th of your salary to your favorite charity. Whether that’s your local animal shelter, or the rescue group where you adopted your forever companion, they can surely use your support and will be very appreciative of anything […]

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Episode 40 – Christine Exley

Episode 40 – Christine Exley

Join us today as we talk with Christine Exley, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School and Co-Founder of Wagaroo. Christine will be talking to us about Wagaroo’s Family2Family program, vs surrendering their beloved pets to a shelter. She’ll share with us the story of how she met Pepper, her beloved brindle pit, with the unshakable love for life. “As a dog lover and an economist, I hope to find ways to save more dogs by overcoming market failures.

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Today is National No Pants Day – Celebrate your dog, cat and other furry friends because they deserve it!

Today is National No Pants Day – Celebrate your dog, cat and other furry friends because they deserve it!

On National No Pants Day we salute our pets who wear pants! At the ARPA, we are very excited. Today, May 4 is National No Pants Day and tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. Two awesome holidays right in a row (though it’s likely they would both benefit from No Pants day coming after Cinco de Mayo…but that’s just our opinion.) On national no pants day, we celebrate again celebrate our four-legged friends. After all every day of the year is no pants day for them and they get to enjoy airing out their legs while showing the world everything that […]

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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are profitable

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are profitable

One of the most interesting and perplexing myths we have heard is that certain rescues are perceived as making money for themselves adopting out animals.  This myth usually originates with comments made about a particular person or rescue, that perpetuate over the course of sharing and become more legend than fact.  Usually the person or rescue charges hefty adoption fees that others perceive as making money off the animals without truly understanding the investment that they made in the animal.  The truth is that most rescue organizations struggle year over year and often inject thousands of dollars of their own […]

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Episode 39 – Gerda Silver

Episode 39 – Gerda Silver

Gerda Silver with GER (Gerda’s Equine Rescue) has been saving slaughter bound horses for 12 years and since the conception in 2005 she and her team have saved over 1,000 horses! She’ll share with us her background and dedication to these majestic creatures along with what it means to adopt and the steps involved. The organization also has some upcoming events to share and ways for you to help! Please joins us as we learn more about Gerda and the wonderful work she is doing at GER.

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