Agape Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 292766
Nashville TN 37229
agape animal rescue
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.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. Tanya Willis
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2004
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $121,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $123,000.00 (2014)
Statements
Mission
Agape Animal Rescue is dedicated to finding forever homes for rescued or displaced dogs while instructing the public to be responsible pet owners.
Background In 2004, three individuals decided to combine their passion for animals and business knowledge to form safe places for animals to stay while waiting for a forever home.  With over 30 years of combined animal rescue and welfare experience, Agape Animal Rescue was created.
Impact 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.
Needs
1. foster homes. Estimated cost $7,490.00
2. money for dog training. Estimated cost $2,750.00
3. volunteer manager software. Estimated cost $10,000.00
4. veterinary care. Estimated cost $5,200
5. food and supplies.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Visit www.agaperescue.org to sign up for reoccuring donations. 
Can send donations through Paypal through donations@agaperescue.org.
Contact Mike @ mike@agaperescue.org for all volunteer activities.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
TN - Rutherford
TN - Williamson
TN - Wilson
TN - Montgomery
TN - Hickman
Primarily Middle Tennessee
Board Chair Statement As president of Agape, I have a deep level of passion for what the organization is doing. In 2002 a small yellow lab puppy rolled out of a ditch right in front of my car. Little did I know, he had five brothers and sisters lying in the ditch that also needed help. This experienced sparked my passion for animals in need and the formation of Agape was put into motion. That lab puppy, Mack, is still with me today and has become the Agape spokes dog. Founding any business is challenging, but with strong board members and volunteers anything is possible. Our biggest obstacle is finding quality foster homes. With our upcoming foster parent campaign, we feel this challenge will decrease and mores lives will be saved. Another big challenge is funding. We have noticed a significant decrease in donations and adoptions over the past year. This directly impacts how much we are able to spend in medical bills and general supplies. We have increased our fundraising and marketing efforts to help with this specific challenge.
CEO Statement 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.

 

Programs
Description 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.
Category Animal-Related Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General Public/Unspecified, ,
Description

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 $175.00

To adopt one of our dogs a family must fill out an application, pass a home inspection and vet reference, and sign a contract.

 

Category Animal-Related Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General Public/Unspecified, ,
Description 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.
Category Animal-Related Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments
The most challenging aspect of our organization is finding foster homes.  We are not a facility.  All our dogs stay in a foster home.  We believe this is best way for dog to stay adopted.  They learn different socilaization skills, how to interact in a home, etc.  Periodically, we hold foster parent seminars, dates and times are posted on Facebook and our website, in order to educate interested parties about Agape and fostering.  If we could get more volunteers and money for this program, we could hold the seminars more often.  We have gained several more homes already.  But the more foster homes, the more dogs we can save.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Tanya Willis
Term Jan 2004 to Dec 2014
Email tanya@agaperescue.org
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Pam Carroll Reliance Aerotech ServicesVoting
Ms. Kirsten Floyd Voting
Ms. Nancy Hopwood Baker Birdwell LLCVoting
Ms. Gayle Kerr Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Tanya Willis Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 60%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Tanya Willis
Term Start June 2004
Email tanya@agaperescue.org
Staff
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 75
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2014
Projected Revenue $123,000.00
Projected Expenses $121,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$96,084$74,041$20,856
Administration Expense$46,891$22,002$27,193
Fundraising Expense$0$0$12,128
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.251.030.86
Program Expense/Total Expenses67%77%43%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%39%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$65,245$27,424$7,620
Current Assets$43,491$20,953$6,587
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$1,289
Current Liabilities$6,241$4,578$1,289
Total Net Assets$59,004$22,846$6,331
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.974.585.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%17%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts & Grants $125,343Contributions, Gifts and Grants $58,062Contributions, Gifts and Grants $20,106
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $30,258Program Service Revenue $29,124Program Services $11,005
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $22,720Gaming and Fundraising Events $10,525Fundraising Events $9,945
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Anticipated In 3 Years
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Sept 2014
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from 990 only. Form 990 and audit are reconciled. 990 was prepared internally by the nonprofit. Foundations, Corporations and Congregations may be included with Individual contributions, as figures aren't separated in 990EZ.
 
Beth Groves 9/2/14
Nonprofit Agape Animal Rescue
Address P.O. Box 292766
Nashville, TN 37229
Primary Phone (615) 406-7799
Contact Email info@agaperescue.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tanya Willis
Board Chair Ms. Tanya Willis
Year of Incorporation 2004

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