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I understand there is a new non profit in the Clinton area working for animals. This is good.  A little problem is the person that formed the group is the past director of the Humane Society.  She had financial troubles with running that non-profit, and it sounds like money was not used wisely. So how the hell does this person get a non-profit license in the state.  The city has not heard on bit of information about the supposed investigation by the humane society.  Hello Herald, where is the follow up, where are the questions.  Lets just say and investigation should have started a long times ago with these new people on the board.  Hell they are still there, some of them just sitting in the isle seats, but still directing. So this new group is helping people that are disadvangaged with animals, but yet when a dog at the shelter was in need, it was put down!.  How hypocritical is this.  The rest of the cronies that let this happen and directed it to happen are still board members. Back to secrecy of a local non profit.  Come on Clinton wake up and smell the dog and cat poop. It is good animals are getting spayed and neutered, but should'nt that happen at a vet clinic where the atmosphere is lets just say steril.
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How do you know the new operating area isn't sterile?
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I understand there is a new non profit in the Clinton area working for animals. This is good.  A little problem is the person that formed the group is the past director of the Humane Society.  She had financial troubles with running that non-profit, and it sounds like money was not used wisely. So how the hell does this person get a non-profit license in the state.  The city has not heard on bit of information about the supposed investigation by the humane society.  Hello Herald, where is the follow up, where are the questions.  Lets just say and investigation should have started a long times ago with these new people on the board.  Hell they are still there, some of them just sitting in the isle seats, but still directing. So this new group is helping people that are disadvangaged with animals, but yet when a dog at the shelter was in need, it was put down!.  How hypocritical is this.  The rest of the cronies that let this happen and directed it to happen are still board members. Back to secrecy of a local non profit.  Come on Clinton wake up and smell the dog and cat poop. It is good animals are getting spayed and neutered, but should'nt that happen at a vet clinic where the atmosphere is lets just say steril.


Quote:  So how the hell does this person get a non-profit license in the state. 

Answer:  To my knowledge not one non-profit organization in the State of Iowa has a "license".  If your organization has income in excess of $5,000 per year, you become a non-profit organization by filing Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State.  In addition, in order to be recognized as a non-profit organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires the filing of Form 1023 with the IRS, including any documentation called for in that application.  Those documents can include a copy of the Conflict of Interest policy, the Whistle Blower policy, financial statements, etc.  (See Instructions for Form 1023 at http://www.irs.gov)  If the IRS determines everything is in order, they issue a Letter of Recognition of tax exempt status, usually a conditional Letter requiring the filing of three years of tax return information that shows conduct as a not-for-profit organization.  Receipt of such Letter is generally taking as much as 10-12 months from date of mailing Form 1023 until the actual determination is made.  Pending issuance of said Letter, your organization can still act as if it is a not-for-profit charitable organization, thus exempt from paying income taxes on donations made to the organization, and with donors able to deduct their donations on their Form 1040 Schedule A (individual itemized tax return).

Don't bother to ask to see the "license".  There isn't one, for any non-profit organization.  Be careful and DO NOT file with the IRS as an organization that supports conservative causes or the Tea Party, or your application will be placed in the extra special review and could take years before a determination of exempt status is made.  Note that recognition of a tax exempt organization status only means that donations made to your organization are tax exempt (deductible) contributions on the donors tax returns.  Your organization still pays sales taxes, property taxes, employee taxes, etc., unless you qualify as exempt from some of those taxes upon application to the State of Iowa.
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A few years ago several animal lovers, looked into it.  We did see some issues with having surgery in a location that was not a vet clinic or mobile vet clinic.  Even the "no-kill" shelters either have a clinic at the facility or go to a vet.  It is a very nice grooming facility, but all the dog hair, dander and people traffic.  I was just wondering if they gave a good bleaching and cleaning.  Does the vet have her vet tech with her to do the surgeries? or maybe there was a local vet tech that assisted like they do in my sisters home town.  Is there an pre-op done or needed. Is pain medication or antibiotics admininstered after surgery? Do not get me wrong it is something needed, but it was a concern that came up. This is a more recent article I found with some concerns.
http://petfriendsmagazine.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/traverse-citys-spay-neuter-express-event-leaves-some-to-question-the-veterinarians-past-and-current-actions/
Below is Lulus page showing how a pod can be made into a surgery clinic. 
http://www.thedigitalcourier.com/news/rutherfordton/x143263737/LuLus-Rescue-sending-no-kill-animal-facility
Thank you Geezer for the information.  I think I will just continue to donate elsewhere. Somewhere I know an have knowledge that the money will be used wisely. 
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I ran into someone I had not seen is a while at at Clinton establishment.  His question to me seemed to fit perfectly.  Cat owner and lover he asked, when this woman was on the board, she seemed to support if not originally initiate the death of the dog Miles.  She sat on the board when them put him down, she was on the board when they kept the fund raising dollars and would not disclose any information to the members or the public. So, how can I trust her now to not put an animal to sleep she is raising money for. She also did not handle daily finances well when the board hired her to "run the joint".  Let us hope she has wiser people on this new board she is in charge of to use the DONATED money well.   Had to say I agreed 100%.
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