Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc
33011 86th St
Duette FL 34219
We believe that no pet should be killed because they are homeless. We rescue dogs who are sick, injured, elderly, young, have behavioral problems and dogs who need our help. We rescue, rehab and rehome them into good families and are available for support throughout their lives. If dogs need special training, we get that for them. We're working to educate young people on pet retention, ending irresponsible dog breeding and dog fighting. The only way to change the situation of dogs needing rescue is, to begin with educating young people.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Courtney M Strong
Board Chair Affiliation Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2011
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2018
State Registration Yes Feb 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
1. Moonracer Rescue has taken in several dogs with broken legs that were thought should be amputated. We sought out the best surgeon we could find and the legs were saved with surgery. The dogs are running on four legs, today.
2. We rescued a cocker spaniel with a cantaloupe-sized tumor on his chest. We were going to offer hospice care for him. We obtained several opinions and went with the one who suggested the tumor was operable. The dog is living a happy life as a normal dog.
4. Moonracer Rescue took in a dog found wandering who can only be described as skeletal and consumed by mange. He had hardly any fur on his bleeding, skinny body. With excellent veterinary and foster care, he has become a gorgeous, happy dog in an adoptive home.
Our goals for the upcoming year are to:
1. Recruit more foster families that are in line with the excellent foster homes we have with us already.
2. Moonracer Rescue is launching large-scale fundraisers in order to rescue more dogs with medical problems and obtain the very best care possible for them. We are holding several fundraisers specifically to be able to move into our own facility. We have an outstanding group of people volunteering to save homeless pets, the compassion and expertise in our organization are above and beyond what I ever hoped to attract. 
Needs Statement
1. Volunteers who able to handle large dogs at events and to foster. Priceless. 
2. Funding for spay and neuter. $50 per pet.
3. Funding for heartworm treatment and preventative. Preventative, $4,000 per year. 
4. Gas gift cards for volunteers transporting animals.  $350
5. Technology such as a projector and laptop computer, to help us present our dogs and their stories in the best way possible. $500.
Background Statement
We started this organization in order to do something to help the animals going to be killed in Manatee County. We are not breed specific and have rescued from chihuahuas to cocker spaniels to pit bulls and German shepherds. We give these pets a chance when no other rescue will help them and they have been abandoned. Our hope to is change the situation for these animals with education for young people and encouraging as many young people as we can to volunteer and help. We believe strongly in training with positive reinforcement as a big part of finding our dogs new homes and we do thorough background checks as well as get to know our adopters personally. Many people who have adopted pets from us remain in our volunteer group. We love dogs and cats and we exist to help them. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments We rescue homeless pets from Manatee County Animal Services in Bradenton, Florida.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Animal Related
Tertiary Org Type Animal Related
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
We have experienced great success with rehabilitating dogs who have been abandoned and who have no other hope. We've witnessed many medical miracles and have found that with some money and people who care a great deal, fantastic things can happen. Some of the animals we have saved have changed us in ways we never expected and we are stronger people with more depth than we ever knew. Our biggest challenge, really, is dealing with dogs who, despite training, love and excellent veterinary care, just cannot be fixed and may be dangerous, These are very few, but since we do try to save those others do not, it happens. It is disheartening and trying to keep our spirits up when a pet cannot be saved is difficult. We have to take comfort in the success stories and those are many. Personally, I truly enjoy educating others on how wonderful it is to find great dogs new homes where they are cherished as opposed to being thrown away. I do not believe that animals are disposable. 
Description Many dogs are reactive to other dogs and that makes them less adoptable. We fundraise and request foster families to attend dog training sessions to create a closer bond with their dogs and to teach them to get along with people and and other animals.
Budget $1,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Training
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Families General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Dogs in the training programs adjust better into their families and are more easily adopted into forever homes.
Long Term Success Most dogs learn quickly and respond to training and move on to be the wonderful pets they were meant to be. Some dogs need a little more training, but, they always succeed with time, patience, discipline and love.
Program Success Monitoring Moonracer No Kill Rescue officials will monitor the success of the program by the outcomes being how well a dog responds to training and how well the dog integrates into a forever home.
Program Success Examples Lacey was an aggressive dog . It was determined that it was basically because she was a momma dog but, she still needed evaluation and training. She now lives alongside two other dogs and is a happy, loving, wonderful dog.
Program Comments by Organization Promoting training for rescued dogs is an important step in finding dogs new, permanent homes. Many times, dogs are adopted because people feel sorry for them or they are cute, not realizing the depth of the commitment it takes to bring a dog into the family. The dogs are returned to rescues or shelters for behavior issues that could have been addressed and fixed with training. It is a large portion of pet retention. Moonracer Animal Rescue is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and two board members are enrolled in classes to become certified dog force free dog trainers. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 25
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
We work with the Islander newspaper on Anna Maria Island with promoting education about animal welfare. We also work with Perks 4 Pets pet store in promoting healthy nutrition for pets and why live animals should not be sold in stores. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization We are coming into our own and are assigning management duties as they arise. 
Multi-Media Comments by Organization       
Board Chair
Board Chair Courtney M Strong
Company Affiliation Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc
Board Term Sept 2011 to Apr 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Tim Karau Community Volunteer
Toni L Lyon The Islander newspaper
David a Mariotti Moonracer No Kill Animal REscue Inc
Melanie Sue McKeever Community volunteer
Wendy Smith Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc
courtney marie strong Hilton Hotels
Lisa Marie Williams Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 96
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Governance Comments by Organization We have grown this last year and are working very hard on new rules and regulations. We want to be an outstanding rescue with excellent practices in everything we do. It has been difficult to become organized, but, we're doing well. Our greatest challenge is to make the time necessary to devote to meeting and achieving our goals. We are getting that done. 
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $28,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose To be able to obtain our own facility
Campaign Goal $20,000.00
Campaign Dates Nov 2015 to Jan 2016
Amount Raised To Date 2000 as of Nov 2015
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$30,130$30,200$22,252
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$13,185$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.301.790.65
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue23%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$28,890$7,677
Current Assets$0$28,890$7,677
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$28,890$7,677
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $56,500Contributions, gifts, grants $54,090Contributions, gifts, grants $14,575
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization The financial challenges that Moonracer faces include expenses concerning pet surgeries, some of which are quite costly, ongoing veterinary care and proper training evaluations and classes. We do many fundraisers from online giving sites to garage sales. Our team is quite creative and we do as many fundraisers as we can find. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ and compilations.   Contributions may include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated on the tax return. Income and expenses per 2012 990-EZ do not agree with those reflected on the compilations.  Similarly, expenses per 2013 990-EZ do not agree with expenses per the organization's financial compilation.
Nonprofit Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc
Address 33011 86th St
Duette, FL 34217
Phone 941 212-0189