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Lovebugs Rescue

 P.O. Box 953
 Corona del Mar, CA 92625
[P] (949) 2148870
[F] (949) 6797443
www.lovebugsrescue.org
[email protected]
Cindy Su
FOUNDED: 2010
INCORPORATED: 2010
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 27-1698561 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Lovebugs Rescue is a foster-based animal rescue located in Southern California. Our goal is to work with local animal shelters that are overpopulated so we may lessen the amount of animals being euthanized unnecessarily. Our animals live in private foster homes where they are well socialized until they are adopted. We are a 100% volunteer based animal rescue that is 100% funded by public contributions. Our hope is that we can educate people on how serious overpopulation is and how easy it is to make a difference by rescuing their next pet.

Mission Statement

Lovebugs Rescue is a foster-based animal rescue located in Southern California. Our goal is to work with local animal shelters that are overpopulated so we may lessen the amount of animals being euthanized unnecessarily. Our animals live in private foster homes where they are well socialized until they are adopted. We are a 100% volunteer based animal rescue that is 100% funded by public contributions. Our hope is that we can educate people on how serious overpopulation is and how easy it is to make a difference by rescuing their next pet.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $134,000.00
Projected Revenue $139,159.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Happy Tails for the Rescued and Recovered
  • Lovebugs Rescue - Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic
  • Hospice Care for Fosters

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

Lovebugs Rescue is a foster-based animal rescue located in Southern California. Our goal is to work with local animal shelters that are overpopulated so we may lessen the amount of animals being euthanized unnecessarily. Our animals live in private foster homes where they are well socialized until they are adopted. We are a 100% volunteer based animal rescue that is 100% funded by public contributions. Our hope is that we can educate people on how serious overpopulation is and how easy it is to make a difference by rescuing their next pet.


Background Statement

Lovebugs Rescue is dedicated to Kaya. She was a special needs Chihuahua that was rescued from a high kill shelter, and later adopted by Lovebugs Rescue Founder, Heather Peterson. 

Kaya lived with Heather for 1 year before she passed away due to her medical conditions. A special needs pet requires hard work, dedication and time. Despite her medical setbacks, Kaya was a sweet, loyal dog that wanted nothing more than to feel safe. From the moment she met Kaya, Heather knew she would give Kaya the life she had always deserved.

The year she found Kaya in 2010 was the year she found her passion in rescue. Kaya inspired her to make a difference by helping other animals in need. Through Lovebugs Rescue, our communities can make a difference together.


Impact Statement

Lovebugs Rescue has more than 10 foster families dedicated to working with local area shelters to save animals from being euthanized. Many times these dogs have medical or behavioral problems that the shelter does not have the resources treat. That is where we step in.

Rescue's accomplishments: 1) We have spayed/neutered/chipped more than 150 dogs in one year 2) We rescued and provided medical for more than 10 PARVO puppies that would have otherwise been euthanized, cost to treat is roughly $1,500 per puppy 3) Created an online database so all dog records will be searchable and online by our volunteers
 
Current goals: 1) Implement a spay/neuter voucher program for low-income households this will replace the mobile units 2) Update our website and database to be current and more efficient 3) Continue to grow our foster base and implement puppy culture socialization within all our puppy foster homes.

 


Needs Statement

Education: Your Companion is waiting. We ultimately hope to become recognized as the lead organization in Orange County that provides comprehensive programs to solve the core causes of pet overpopulation, including but not limited to: public awareness, educational materials in various languages, and in-classroom workshops.
 
Our most pressing needs include: 
1. PARVO funding - we save an average of 15 to 20 PARVO puppies a year - this is an annual cost of $22,500 to $30,000
2. Update website and database - $5,000
3. Hospice, unadoptable dogs/senior care - $10,000 annually for ongoing medication, vet visits, diagnostics
4. Spay/Neuter Program: $10,000 to spay/neuter/chip/vaccinate 100 dogs
5. Foster homes

CEO Statement

I would say the biggest challenge is finding volunteers/foster homes that we can rely on and trust. Foster homes are the core of our rescue and without them, we couldn't do what we do. We are experiencing some growing pains in the rescue. We are growing at a fast pace, and the more people that come on board, we need to make sure each of those people are on the same page with our mission and have the same goals for the animals as we do.

Board Chair Statement

I would say the biggest challenge is finding volunteers/foster homes that we can rely on and trust. Foster homes are the core of our rescue and without them, we couldn't do what we do. We are experiencing some growing pains in the rescue. We are growing at a fast pace, and the more people that come on board, we need to make sure each of those people are on the same page with our mission and have the same goals for the animals as we do.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Mail Checks Made Payable To:Lovebugs Rescue P.O. Box 953 Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 donate ONLINE @:http://lovebugsrescue.org/donate.html

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
We cover all areas of Orange County and sometimes will assist rescues in other counties if there is a need.

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal Protection & Welfare
  2. Animal Related - Veterinary Services
  3. Animal Related - Animal Services NEC

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Programs


Happy Tails for the Rescued and Recovered

"Happy Tails for the Rescued and Recovered” is targeted toward the medical costs associated with rescuing and recovering animals with severe, yet treatable, medical conditions. Our founder, rescue director and many volunteer fosters have a passion to help neglected animals, and in 2016 alone, we put more than $40,000 toward rescues with major medical surgeries, treatment and care. 

Medical services include but are not limited to:

-Heart Murmur

-C-section

-Ear/Eye

-Parvo

-Liver shunt and related issues

-Mastectomy

-Tumors

-Skin medication

-Teeth/Dental

-Pneumonia/Upper respiratory

-Umbilical/inguinal hernia

-Bloodwork/x-ray

-Neurological

-Biopsy

-Burn recovery

 
Budget  $39,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Population Served Other Named Groups
Program Short-Term Success  100% of the animals we choose to support survive their medical issue and are swiftly adopted thereafter.
Program Long-Term Success  Saving the lives of many animals that would have been euthanized immediately, and as a result, become adopted into a happy home to live happily ever after!   Long-term success will be when we have enough funding to never turn away one animal.
Program Success Monitored By  We can confirm via our adoption contracts which dogs have been and have stayed adopted after their medical treatment.
Examples of Program Success 

Melissa Coe Carlson

Lovebugs nurses so many animals back to health often providing expensive medical care. They find so many dogs their "happily ever after" storybook home. We cherish our little Obi ( formerly Tyke)

Michelle Metz McKenzie

Thank you to Lovebugs Rescue (and Heather). We are so very blessed to have former Lovebug, Pippen, join our family on December 28th. He is the perfect addition to our family.

Sharon Sedlar Rinker

Awesome people who are passionate about saving dogs.

Jayde Gelette

I have rescued 3 dogs from them and they are awesome!!

Lovebugs Rescue - Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic

"Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic” After years of seeing countless stray animals come and go, our team realized that adoption alone wasn't going to solve the problem. Our goals needed to broaden to not only reduce the number of animals euthanized in shelters every year, but to help reduce the number of homeless and pregnant animals coming into the shelters in the first place.

In the past year, we have sponsored two fully equipped mobile spay/neuter surgery clinics in Orange County. We traveled to the low-income neighborhoods where the services are most needed and offered spay/neutering for free or low-cost. Because we rescue pregnant dogs and strays on a regular basis, we are familiar with the communities where these animals are being trapped and will target those cities for the clinic. We hope to be able to offer spay/neuter vouchers to families to use for their pets.

Budget  $4,500.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Control
Population Served Other Economic Level
Program Short-Term Success  100-120 pre-registered dogs/cats spay/neutered in one day with 100% recovery rate.
Program Long-Term Success 

We measure the success of the project by the total number of animals that are spay/neutered onsite at the mobile clinic days, as well as local community leaders embracing our mission and understanding the need and value of our program. We would like to be able to provide vouchers for spays/neuters to families who cannot afford it to lower the number of unwanted pet pregnancies.

Program Success Monitored By  The local mobile clinic that has been in this business for over 10 years.  They will ensure the success and safety of the program as well as how our marketing was received.  They will make follow-up phone calls for the health of the animal, as well as offer other services such as training and adoption if the animal is unwanted or being mistreated.
Examples of Program Success 
The mobile clinic is utilized every Friday and Saturday in the Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County shelters.  The clinic teams up with local shelters to educate and spay/neuter to help stop the overpopulation of cats and dogs in the area.  The opportunity to offer this as a FREE service in the low income areas in Orange County will serve a larger community basis and keep neglected and potentially dangerous animals off of the streets.   Educating the community about healthy pets is two-fold and we see program success when there are less strays, and less pregnant dogs being rescued. One mobile clinic can spay and neuter over 120 dogs and cats per week. Doing this 48 weeks of the year, means 6,000 animals will be spayed and neutered. This will prevent those animals from adding a minimum of 15,000 new potentially homeless animals to pet overpopulation. By year three it is estimated that we can prevent over 500,000 animals from suffering in that same community with just one mobile clinic.

Hospice Care for Fosters

"Hospice Care for Fosters" is a program aimed to create medical plans for dogs that need hospice or long term care with local vets so
that they get the check ups and treatments that they need to live a fuller life, for the rest of their lives. Our mission is to prevent dogs from being euthanized because of a health condition that someone may
not want to care for. With our new program, we can continue to provide the care that senior dogs and dogs with severe ailments need in order to become a healthier dog that can be adopted into a loving
home where they live the rest of their days.
Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Population Served Other Named Groups
Program Short-Term Success  We hope with funding that we can start to pull more senior dogs from local shelters to get them into loving-foster homes to live out the rest of their life in peace.
Program Long-Term Success  In 2016, prior to receiving a grant, we rescued over 20 senior dogs. We plan to increase the number of rescued senior dogs when we receive the grant by focusing on pulling senior dogs from the shelter (where we usually get our rescue dogs). We will measure the improvement of the senior dog's health condition. We hope that medicine that we give the ailing dogs can lessen the pain that they will have for the rest of their life because of their condition.
Program Success Monitored By 
We measure our success with our hospice care by checking on the condition of the dogs we have. Getting the dogs adopted after rescuing them for a shelter is our main goal and we will measure that success by seeing how many of these senior dogs get a good home after being rehabilitated.
 
Examples of Program Success 
We currently care for dogs who need extra medical assistance by taking them to a 24-hour veterinary facility where they get around-the-clock care from a great veterinary team. We also have foster families who can provide the continued medical care at home. In 2016, we had over 20 senior dogs come through our rescue and go to a forever homes.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Heather Peterson
CEO Term Start Feb 2010
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 40
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Heather Peterson
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Michelle Bergeron Animal Samaritans SPCA, Inc. NonVoting
Jessica Carr J. Carr Inc. NonVoting
Anne Ethridge Community Volunteer NonVoting
Aimee Hoesman Riverside County Department of Animal Services NonVoting
Suzy Kahn Little Dog Rescue NonVoting
Sherry Nativo All About Training Dogs NonVoting
Stacey Olson Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Andrew Phositlimpagul Arbor Animal Hospital NonVoting
Karlylle Schwartz Legacy Partners NonVoting
Jennifer Uberti Animal Samaritans SPCA, Inc. NonVoting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 75
Male: 25
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $139,159.00
Projected Expenses $134,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $138,487 $211,301 $106,980
Total Expenses $127,363 $163,080 $90,062

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$62,822 $125,943 $40,840
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $73,953 $83,925 $65,290
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,712 $1,172 $234
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events -- $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other -- $224 $616

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $127,363 $163,080 $90,062
Administration Expense -- $0 $0
Fundraising Expense -- $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.09 1.30 1.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $131,612 $129,145 $68,039
Current Assets $32,483 $34,822 $26,490
Long-Term Liabilities $5,537 $14,194 $1,314
Current Liabilities -- $0 $0
Total Net Assets $126,075 $114,951 $66,725

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 4% 11% 2%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.