ASHA is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Animal Rescue Organization and does not receive funding from the county, state or federal government. We operate on the donations of our public supporters, private donations and animal adoption processing fees. All proceeds and donations go directly for the care and welfare of the animals. NO salaries are paid. Donations, fees or sales ARE tax deductible since we are a registered non-profit.
Animal Safe Haven and Adoptions, Inc. is a Federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal Employer Identification Number: 46-4251348 whose Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of Maryland on December 12th, 2013 (effective date of exemption) with Public Charity Status 509(a)(2) under section 501(c)(3). Contributions made to ASHA are tax deductible. Our Letter of Determination from the IRS was received on July 29th, 2015 and any donations made after December 12th, 2013 may qualify for tax exemption. Our accounting period ends December 31st. We are required to fill out a yearly 990/990-EZ/990-N. Click HERE for info on 509(a)(2).
To search the IRS database for our submitted 990-N form filings:
Once at the web page irs.gov go to Charities and Nonprofits, then click "Tax-Exempt Organization Search", once on that page scroll down and click the "Tax Exempt Organization Search", fill out the search form and enter our EIN # 46-4251348 into the search box then click "Search".
That will bring up our filing records!
2000: My family and I began helping the homeless animals in our little corner of the world in about 2000; Just an animal here, an animal there. Then as word began to spread, by 2002 my family and I had begun to make a name for ourselves; "the family that helps rescue animals." And as things happen, our weekend animal projects became our every day chores. - Jessica Kratz, Founder and President.
2008: Local rescues began to take notice of how much good we have done in the community and started suggesting we strike out and become an incorporated and registered nonprofit. This is when the research began.
2014: Our first step of the new year was to open a bank account for ASHA so that we could finally deposit the checks, donations and other payments made out to "Animal Safe Haven and Adoptions." PNC was the bank of choice since they are a local bank that offer a great savings and checking account for small businesses.
2015: We finally found time! Finished the balance sheets and other financial papers, and submitted them, as well as the $400 filing fee to the IRS. We received our official letter from the IRS July 29th, 2015 with our EIN #, our Public Charity Status of 509(a)(2) and our effective date of exemption of December 12th, 2013.
Born in Texas and raised in Minnesota and Maryland, I currently live in Baltimore. I earned my BA in Art History and Museum Studies at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and shortly after I began a retail management career. I've always had love and compassion for animals from a young age exploring the woods behind my grandparents' house in Minnesota, which has led to a position managing a Pet Valu store in the DC-Metro area. It was at this store that I met Jessica and the rest of ASHA. Starting as a cage-cleaning volunteer, I was able to see firsthand the good work being done to help animals in need, and eventually found myself spending more and more of my free time helping out where I could within the organization. It's been an honor to be able to help out finding loving and caring homes for so many animals where they can thrive, and I look forward to growing alongside ASHA in the years to come.